Argentina was the most incredible, adventurous adventure! We could not have decided a better destination for our honeymoon. It was perfect parts active and relaxing. This gorgeous place will forever be etched into my heart and cherished. We definitely started our marriage on the right foot 😉
While preparing for the honeymoon, I was surprised by the lack of content I could find on Argentina. Come to find out, there really aren’t as many Americans traveling there as, say, Europe, which is just crazy because it’s unbelievable! So, here is my contribution into where you should go, what you should do, eat, and see in Argentina.
Our Argentina Adventure to Bariloche, Buenos Aires, and Mendoza
While there were many many places in Argentina we’d loved to have seen, we had to limit it to three with our time frame; we were there a total of 12 days. We began our honeymoon in Bariloche, this was the farthest south we were able to travel given the length of our stay (Argentina is big!). Bariloche was so charming and like an adorable ski village. Next up was Buenos Aires. Quick hack to saying it in a way cooler accent? Say “Way No Side Ace.” There you go, spoken like a true local 😉 Our last location was the dreamy Mendoza for wine and relaxation.
Recommendations in Bariloche
Bariloche was our first stop and we loved it. We stayed at the Design Suites. This ended up being our least favorite of the places we stayed, simply because we were so spoiled at the others. That is not to say we did not thoroughly enjoy it. It was still a lovely place and got major points for having a ginormous jacuzzi tub in the room.
Arguably one of the best restaurants of the entire trip was Alto el Fuego. This was recommended to us by a hotel attendant and we were so glad we took his advice. Tucked away behind it all, this adorable building looked like it could be your friend’s cozy house. We immediately felt comfortable and that we were among friends. The vibe was so authentic and completely un-touristy. Not to mention that glorious hunk of meat.
You must go to Cerro Campanario while you are in Bariloche. Take a ride up the mountain on a ski lift and arrive on top of one of the most beautiful vistas you will ever see. The top overlooks the Seven Lakes.
Llao Llao is also a must-see. If you’re feeling super fancy, and can spare the change, it would be a lovely place to stay! However, it was perfect to simply visit for a meal and a nice walk around the grounds. We hiked near Llao Llao and worked up a sweat, but the views made it all worth it. We also got to see the “Bosque De Arrayanes,” which was the forest that is said to have inspired Walt Disney when creating Bambi.
You must enjoy some chocolate while in Bariloche. We loved Rapa Nui, and would recommend that one out of all the shops. It was overwhelming to choose between the hundreds of chocolate stores that were one right after the other. It’s definitely a good thing that Oklahoma doesn’t have that many…