Located near the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, El Calafate is the gateway to Los Glaciares National Park. This UNESCO World Heritage Centre contains world-famous Perito Moreno Glacier.
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Discover a truly unique experience at this upscale hotel featuring well-appointed accommodations that reflect the area's rich history. The hotel also boasts a spa and offers access to the only golf course in the area.
El Calafate is home to the Glaciarium, one of the few glacier museums on Earth. El Calafate is named after a local berry that if eaten, legend has it, guarantees your return to Patagonia. Berries aside, after visiting majestic Los Glaciares National Park, trekking through the primordial Fitz Roy range or exploring the streets of El Calafate, your desire to return to Patagonia to see more will assuredly take root.
The best time to visit El Calafate is in the Southern Hemisphere summer, December to March. Long sunlight hours and warmer summer temperatures also make it the ideal time for viewing the glaciers.