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.

  • Villa La Angostura - Things to do

    Sights

    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.

     Sub-Type: Museum
    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’.

     Sub-Type: Outdoors
    Pricing: pedestrian/cyclist AR$20/30 


    Eat

    La Encantada

    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.

    Sub-Type: Argentine
    Telephone Number: +54 2944 495515
    Opening Hours: lunch & dinner
    Pricing: mains AR$30-50
    Price Range: Moderate
    Address: Cerro Belvedere 69, El Cruce