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Welcome to El Calafate

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Set on Lago Argentino, El Calafate in Patagonia attracts hikers and climbers drawn to the breathtaking Perito Moreno Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park.

This once modest town has grown due to the influx of tourists, and now offers lodging, restaurants, shops, and recreational services, including horseback riding and quad bike rentals.

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January and February, during Patagonia's summer, are popular months to visit, but are also more expensive. November to mid-December and March to April are less crowded and more comfortable.

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Where to Stay in El Calafate

The Camping and Hostal el Ovejero is a campsite with a fireplace, table, and electricity at each spot, as well as hot showers, a laundry room, and a restaurant. The Rochester Calafate provides more upscale amenities, such as king size beds, minibar, and cable TV.

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Shopping Streets

On Avenida del Libertador, you'll find souvenirs, chocolate, crafts, and clothing.

Groceries and Other

Supermercado la Anónima features a selection of staples, while Feria de Frutas y Verduras la 37 sells fresh fruit and produce. El Calafate is very inexpensive; a dozen eggs costs around AR$20.

Where to Eat in El Calafate

La Zaina Restaurant & Wine Bar specializes in regional Patagonian cuisine and showcases an extensive selection of Argentinian wine. Entrees average AR$341. Cerveceria Artesanal Chopen serves tapas and picadas. Dishes average AR$93.