420.000 sq m with coast Argentino Lake. Next to Design Resort. Excellent location !
Calafate is a small tourist town in southern Patagonia Argentina and Perito Moreno is a glacier with easy access to see it calving whether on land or by boat. Calafate also has bus connections to great hiking in nearby El Chalten and Torres del Paine in Chile. There are also horse rides and rafting trips.The marshy area on Lago Argentina offers a great number and variety of birds to see.
Calafate is a small tourist town in southern Patagonia Argentina and Perito Moreno is a glacier with easy access to see it calving whether on land or by boat.The glacier calves (i.e. bits break off) into Lake Argentina creating icebergs on the lake.
In El Calafate you will find yourself at the gateway to the majestic world of glaciers.
This town is near Lago Argentino, a green water surface covering 1600 km2, with a length of 60 km., a width between 12 and 14 km., and depths from 35 m. in Feruglio on the coast and centre, to 300 m. in Península Avellaneda.
The writer and journalist Germán Sopeña in his book La Patagonia Blanca, Ed. Elefante Blanco, describes this region as follows: "The viewpoint cannot be better. It is almost the prow of a ship from where we see everything around .
...There is an amazing attraction in white surfaces. One can stay for hours watching an apparently still panorama with a movement that we know gives life to it..."
Father De Agostini wrote:
"I remain astonished at the fascinating spectacle, and enjoy in anticipation the joy of revealing the last secrets of this eternal ice...
...There lies , precisely, the great magic of White Patagonia."
El Calafate is 316 km. from Río Gallegos, over Lago Argentino, 185 m. above sea level, and receives its name from the small bush calafate, indigenous of Patagonia, its fruit is a delicious berry very good for the elaboration of jam. According to tradition, whoever eats calafate will return for more. But reality indicates that who visits Calafate wants to stay forever.