Calafate or El Calafate is one of the three main cities of the province of Santa Cruz in Patagonia, Argentina, located on the southern shore of Lake Argentino, at the foot of the Andes, 80 km from the Perito Moreno Glacier. Calafate is the entrance gate to the National Park Los Glaciares where we find the Perito Moreno Glacier, Upsala Glacier and Mount Fitz Roy, among others, it is part of the Ice Field of Patagonia and of Torres del Paine National Park , in Chile. In the park, you can visit the glaciers and you can minitrekking on the Perito Moreno ; you could also navigate the Argentine lake visiting the Onelli Bay. If you are interested to know more about glaciers, visit the Glaciarium or Museum of Patagonian Ice which is a scientific and cultural center.
You can find hotels, bed & breakfats, apartments or houses to rent in the region. It is very nice to take a week of relaxing vacation in the nature. In the vicinity of Lake Argentino there are a lot of activities to do like horse riding, 4×4 excursions to visit Frias and Huyliche hills, visit the Ecological Reserve Laguna Nimez, do mountain activities throughout the year, among others.
Calafate Airport is 17 km from the city.