Villa La Angostura

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About Villa La Angostura

On the northwestern banks of Lago Nahuel Huapis stands the upmarket resort town of Villa La Angostura, a favourite seasonal haunt of wealthy Argentines and the perfect destination for a holiday in the great outdoors. Flanked by snowcapped mountains that are bearded with myrtle trees and fields bursting with multicoloured flowers, the town nestles amongst some of the most beautiful scenery Argentina has to offer. Whether you're cruising along the lake, walking past cascading waterfalls or sampling wild boar at the Bahia Mansa, you will feel at peace in this remote and gorgeous land. The best places to stay in Villa La Angostura prize tranquility and respite above all else.

The town splits into two essential parts: El Cruce, the commercial centre straddling the highway, and La Villa, the largely residential area 3km south that sits alongside the lake, where you can find most of the shops, restaurants and services, the main street, in particular, brims with independent chocolate shops. There is a picturesque natural harbour with a wooden pier amidst colourful small fishing boats bobbing gently in the water. Puerto Manzano, sitting by the lake, is where boats leave for tours of the Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes.

The town is really the stepping stone to the outlying areas surrounding La Villa. The landscape has an Alpine feel to it, with misty forested mountains, wide lakes with waters as clear as glass and old wooden cabins littering the valleys.

This region is also prized for its local produce: venison, wild boar and trout are regularly served in restaurants, and holidaymakers can even try their hand at fly-fishing in the nearby rivers.

What Not to miss

  • Go sailing or kayaking on the lake.

  • Hike up the Rio Bonito, past waterfalls and wide stretches of forest, or for something more strenuous, trek up to the Inacayal waterfalls - the views are stunning.

  • Go horse trekking in the beautiful surrounding countryside.

  • Check out the Bahia Mansa artisan fair in town, where you can buy pottery, ponchos and loom-woven clothing!
  • Take a tour of the Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes, starting from the Puerto Manzano.
  • During the winter, head up to the Cerro Bayo, a small but popular winter sports centre.

Villa La Angostura is a picturesque resort town with an Alpine-feel sitting amidst gorgeous, unspoilt scenery and is perfect for an adventurous holiday in the great outdoors. Check out our collection of the best places to stay in Villa La Angostura to find out more!

The best places to stay in Villa La Angostura

For a Spa break

  • Sol Arrayan Hotel & Spa: a gorgeous property snugly tucked between trees and mountainside, and with lovely lake views. Rustic and chic, the rooms have parquet flooring and exposed wooden beams; the fire-lit lounge is divine, the restaurant is excellent and the spa is spoiling. Perfect for couples seeking seclusion.
  • Correntoso Lake & River Hotel: pine-clad walls, contemporary flourishes and sublime views, all in a secluded location. The pampering spa and indoor swimming pool are a haven of comfort, and there are hotel boats for hire. Ideal for families.

Chic boutique

  • Luma Casa de Montana: a cute boutique hotel boasting beautiful views of the lake and snowcapped mountains. The individually-designed suites are decorated in soft hues, with wooden floors, free-standing bath tubs and wide private terraces. Fabulous restaurant, spa, billiards room and two swimming pools - absolutely divine.

For a lakeside location

  • Just out of town, but beautifully situated on the shores of Nahuel Huapi Lake, Hosteria Las Balsas is a luxurious 15 room lodge with simple but stylish rooms, epic views, gourmet cuisine, spa and swimming pool.

For an apartment or villa

  • Our partner Booking.com has a wide range of villas and apartments in the nearby area.

Travel information

  • Fly to Bariloche from Buenos Aires and get a bus to Villa La Angostura.
  • If you want to rent a car, contact our partner Rentalcars.
  • The best time to go is during the summer, when the temperature ranges between 10 and 30 degrees.

Still not sure?

Best Hotels in Villa La Angostura

  • La Comarca Suites de Montana & Spa 10 rooms from £69

    Villa La Angostura (Villa La Angostura,)

    A beautiful mountain lodge with an outdoor pool, an impressive spa, sauna, and fully-equipped gym. Rooms are spacious with wooden flooring and some feature private massage tubs. The bar with a fireplace is a cosy place to relax and the restaurant serves sumptuous Patagonian specialities.

    Active Holiday  -  The perfect place for an adventure tourist with spectacular hikes, treks, climbs, skiing, riding and many more on offer
    Spa breaks  -  A range of holistic massage therapies are available in this fully-equipped spa in a beautiful setting
    Families  -  La Comarca is welcoming for families with a kids club, children's playground and games room
    Kayaking  -  Full kayaking trips can be arranged through Alto Impact, La Camarca's partner
    Recommended by  -  Great Small Hotels
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  • La Escondida 12 rooms from £104

    Villa La Angostura (Puerto Manzano)

    This modern guesthouse is nestled on the banks of Nahuel Huapi Lake in Argentina. The individually styled rooms have traditional design in a natural palette, offset with splashes of print; the best suites offer unspoiled lake views. Dine at the restaurant before visiting the spa; a chic bolt-hole.

    Back to Nature  -  Located in a privileged position on the banks of the Nahuel Huapi Lake, this hotel makes a unique nature retreat
    Local exploring  -  Explore the beautiful Villa Angostura region from this hotel's great location
    Families  -  Book a private family suite for extra living space for all the family
    Great walks  -  Explore the beautiful natural surroundings on a long walk; ask your hosts for recommended routes
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  • Sol Arrayan Hotel & Spa 40 rooms from £120

    Villa La Angostura Neuquén

    A luxury property boasting a spectacular location ensconced by both lake and mountain in jaw dropping Patagonia. Expansive rooms feature bay windows opening onto large windows, parquet flooring and beamed ceilings. An atmospheric fire lit lounge has a glass roof to enjoy the views. A rural haven.

    Spa breaks  -  An expansive spa with plenty of treatments on offer including exclusive programmes to ensure a truly rejuvinating stay.
    Back to Nature  -  An outstanding location with Lake Nahuel Huapi infront and the Andes mountains behind.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
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  • Correntoso Lake & River Hotel 47 rooms from £193

    Villa La Angostura

    An impressive luxury hotel, with sweeping lake views and a wonderfully remote location. Contemporary rooms feature natural hues, semi-pine clad walls and glass doors leading onto large terraces. A spectacularly good spa will ease any aches and pains. A spoiling rural escape.

    Spa breaks  -  A stunning herbal hammam and spa boasts a glass roof so you can enjoy the surrounds whilst unwinding.
    Active Holiday  -  There are numerous adventure activities by land and sea, in the surrounding area.
    Fishing  -  Rainbow trout fly fishing is world-renowned in the Limay River.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor and outdoor pools.
    Recommended by  -  Kiwi Collection, Small Luxury Hotels, I Escape, Great Small Hotels
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  • Luma Casa de Montana 8 rooms from £169

    Villa La Angostura

    A chic boutique property boasting spectacular Patagonian views. Eight beautifully designed suites feature soft hues, free standing baths, wooden floors and French doors leading onto large terraces. Boasting an indoor and outdoor pool, spa and billiards room. The regional cuisine is fabulous too.

    Back to Nature  -  Situated overlooking Nahuel Huapi Lake and with panoramic views of the Andes.
    Sailing  -  Spend a day on the lake stopping at beaches and sampling Patagonian dishes.
    Kayaking  -  Take a kayak out onto the Nahuei Huapi Lake.
    Restrictions on children  -  Over 16s only.
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  • Hosteria Las Balsas 15 rooms from £190

    Villa La Angostura

    A luxury lodge boasting an outstanding location sat on the shores of Nahuel Huapi Lake. Simply designed rooms let focus be drawn to the epic views. Dine on gourmet regional cuisine in the restaurant and unwind over a massage at the spa. Find endless outdoor pursuits in the area. A rural haven.

    Back to Nature  -  Situated on the stunning Nahuel Huapi Lake in the last inhabitable land before the South Pole.
    Kayaking  -  Jump in a kayak, almost straight from your front door, and head out on the lake.
    Remote  -  Off the beaten track.
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Recommended by  -  Relais & Chateaux, Kiwi Collection, Great Small Hotels
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