The trout fly-fishing program of Arco Iris Cabins, Patagonia Argentina
OUR VILLAGE: SAN MARTIN DE LOS ANDES
Surrounded by the Andes, in the province of Neuquen, San Martin de los Andes village is the vacation resort chosen by those who are looking for the magical and cozy atmosphere of a typical mountain village.
At a two-hour flight from Buenos Aires, San Martin de los Andes and Chapelco Ski and Summer Resort are also visited by tourists from all over the world.
Hidden within the remote wilderness of Lanin National Park, you can enjoy a very diverse variety of activities.
From sunbathing in volcanic-sand beaches and windsurfing in Andean lakes; to fly-fishing in world-famous rivers and lakes, San Martin de los Andes allows to enjoy this, and everything in between. It brings not only to its inhabitants, but also to its tourists, a privileged quality of life.
It has uncountable beauties. Hills; cascades; natural springs of waters rich in minerals; pictographs and ancient forests that can be visited by car, horse, mountain bike or simply on foot.
Lacar Lake, surrounded by forests of Pellin (the Argentine version of Oak tree), Lenga, Coihues and Nires, is the most unique frame for field trips and the practice of water sports.
And for those who are after more action, Hua Hum River (born of Lacar Lake with waters flowing into the Pacific Ocean) offers the possibility of running mildly challenging white waters.
Caleufu, Quilquihue, Malleo and Chimehuin rivers are but a few examples of fly-fishing lovers' most favorite places. The dominant species are brown, rainbow and brook trout.
During the winter, Chapelco Ski Resort offers a wide variety of winter sports, and has been traditionally known as the "family ski-resort".
During the summer it becomes a paradise of wild flowers for those who enjoy horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking, golfing, bird watching and the practice of archery.
Arco Iris Cabins - Owned and operated by Ida and Hector Scagnetti