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About Barreal

On Argentina’s North Western border with Chile, Barreal sits beside the beautiful Río de los Patos. The area is renowned for its comfortable climate, the purity of its air, the friendliness of its inhabitants and its picturesque setting, with stunning views of the Cordillera de Ansilta, a wide swathe of the Andes featuring seven majestic peaks ranging from altitudes of 5130m to 5885m. There is not a huge amount of choice when it comes to accommodation here, but there are certainly properties worth checking out with something to suit most tastes and budgets.

Warmth comes with rain in Barreal, so although October to March boasts temperatures in the late teens to mid-twenties (degrees celcius), these are also the months with the highest chance of rain. To avoid the showers, aim to visit between May and August when temperatures are generally in the early teens.

This little town is a gem of a place and well worth a visit.  All in all, Barreal is a fantastic place to escape to for some spectacular sights and a real taste of Andean culture. Our pick of the best places to stay in Barreal provides a chic, comfortable base whether you're here for the fabulous mountain scenery or more energetic pursuits.

The best places to stay in Barreal

For a chic hideaway

  • Look no further than Posada de Los Patos near the river. A stunning and reasonably priced hideaway, with excellent views, this is the perfect spot to relax in. The design is simple and sympathetic, the pool is refreshing and the food is exquisite.

Travel Information

  • The easiest way to reach Barreal is to catch the bus from San Juan, which takes around three hours.

  • Alternatively you can hire a car and drive yourself (for the best prices check out our online partner, Rentalcars).

  • For warm weather plan to visit between November and February, when averages peak at around 28°C, but this also when Barreal experiences most rain! July is the driest month, but average highs are only around 20°C.

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Best Hotels in Barreal

  • Posada de los Patos Barreal 11 rooms from £94

    Active Holiday  -  Nestled at the foothill of the Andes the landscape provides numerous opportunity for outdoor pursuits.
    Restaurant  -  Delicious and sophisticated regional dishes.
    Views  -  Fabulous views of the Andes
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Air conditioningRestaurantSwimming PoolGardenViewsParkingNo pets

    A stunning secluded property framed by the scenic Andes. Rustic chic in style with design inspiration coming from the Cuyo region. Well proportioned rooms feature antique furniture, natural materials and french doors leading onto a large terrace. Dine on superb regional cuisine. Total tranquility. See More

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