Destination guide: Villa La Angostura, Argentina
Villa La Angostura is a beautiful mountain town in the south of the Argentine province of Neuquen, very close to Bariloche. It is flanked by the beautiful Patagonian Mountain Range and the imposing Lake Nahuel Huapi in the oldest of the Argentine National Parks.
Villa La Angostura is also the gateway to the Arrayanes National Park, a natural reserve whose trees have eye-catching golden trunks.
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Villa La Angostura - Things to do
Museo Histórico Regional
La Angostura’s Museo Histórico Regional, on the road to La Villa, is worth popping into for a spot of Mapuche history, historical town photographs and old climbing relics.
Opening Hours: 9:30am-5pm Tue-Sat, tours 11am, 1 & 3pm
Pricing: admission free
Address: Nahuel Huapi & El Calafate / Extras: on the road to La Villa
Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes
This inconspicuous, often overlooked park, encompassing the entire Quetrihué peninsula, protects remaining stands of the cinnamon-barked arrayán, a member of the myrtle family. In Mapudungun, language of the Mapuche, the peninsula’s name means ‘place of the arrayanes’.
Pricing: pedestrian/cyclist AR$20/30
A cute little cottage offering all of your Patagonian and Argentine favorites. The food is carefully prepared and beautifully presented, and the atmosphere is warm and inviting. The ojo de bife (eye-fillet steak; AR$55) for two is a definite winner if you are a couple of carnivores.
Telephone Number: +54 2944 495515
Opening Hours: lunch & dinner
Pricing: mains AR$30-50
Price Range: Moderate
Address: Cerro Belvedere 69, El Cruce