Argentine Patagonia: Provinces, Hotels and Map

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Argentine Patagonia: Provinces, Hotels and Map

Patagonia is a region in the far south of Latin America between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans and is divided between Argentina and Chile.

About the Provinces of Argentine Patagonia

About the Provinces of Argentine PatagoniaPhoto Credit: Fermin Rodriguez Penelas

The provinces that are part of Argentine Patagonia are Río Negro, Tierra del Fuego, Neuquén, Santa Cruz, and Chubut.

1. Río Negro Province

Río Negro ProvincePhoto Credit: Emilio Luján

The Province of Río Negro is known for its spectacular landscape of mountains and lakes. The most popular destinations in the province include Bariloche, Puerto Blest, and El Bolsón.

Best Hotels in Río Negro Province:

Map of the Province of Río Negro:

2. Neuquén Province

Neuquén ProvincePhoto Credit: Analia Giraudo

Neuquén Province is located in the northwest of Patagonia and is home to tourist destinations such as San Martín de los Andes, Villa La Angostura, and the famous 7 Lakes Route.

The destinations in Neuquén Province can easily be combined in an itinerary with Bariloche.

Best Hotels in Neuquén Province:

Map of Neuquén Province:

3. Province of Tierra del Fuego

Province of Tierra del FuegoPhoto Credit: Juan Pablo Mascanfroni

The Province of Tierra del Fuego is the southernmost and least populated province of Argentina. The province is home to lakes, mountains, glaciers, forests, and a coastal area.

The city of Ushuaia is the most touristic destination in the province, from where excursions to the Beagle Channel depart.

Río Grande, located on the Atlantic coast, is the industrial capital and most populous city in the province.

Best Hotels in the Province of Tierra del Fuego:

Map of the Province of Tierra del Fuego:

4. Santa Cruz Province

Santa Cruz ProvincePhoto Credit: Rachel Jarboe

The Province of Santa Cruz is located between the Andes Mountains and the Atlantic. The most tourist destinations in the province include El Calafate and El Chaltén. And the Perito Moreno Glacier is the most famous attraction in the region.

Best Hotels in Santa Cruz Province:

Map of Santa Cruz Province:

5. Chubut Province

Chubut ProvincePhoto Credit: Giorgio Parravicini

Popular tourist destinations in the Province of Chubut include the coastal city Puerto Madryn, the Valdés Peninsula, known to be home to penguins, elephant seals, and southern right whales, and Punta Tombo.

Best Hotels in the Province of Chubut:

Map of the Province of Chubut:

Where to Ski in Argentine Patagonia

Where to Ski in Argentine PatagoniaPhoto Credit: Federico Persiani

The Argentine Patagonia region is also known for its ski centers (with more than 90% of the country’s ski resorts in its territory).

  • Where to Ski in Río Negro Province: Cerro Catedral, Cerro Otto, Cerro Perito Moreno.
  • Where to Ski in Neuquén Province: Cerro Chapelco, Cerro Caviahue, Cerro Bayo.
  • Where to Ski in Tierra del Fuego Province: Cerro Castor.
  • Where to Ski in Santa Cruz Province: Valdelén.
  • Where to Ski in the Province of Chubut: Cerro La Hoya.

Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring months in Patagonia Argentina

  • Summer months in Patagonia: December to February
  • Autumn Months in Patagonia: March to May
  • Winter Months in Patagonia: June to August
  • Spring Months in Patagonia: September to November

Tours in Argentine Patagonia

Tours in Argentine PatagoniaPhoto Credit: Juan Pablo Mascanfroni

How to get to Patagonia (Airports)

  1. Aeropuerto Internacional Teniente Luis CandelariaRP80 S/N, San Carlos de BarAeropuerto Internacional Teniente Luis Candelaria RP80 S/N, San Carlos de Bar. Website:
  2. Ushuaia AirportV9401 Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego Province, Argentina. Website:
  3. El Calafate Airport Santa Cruz Province, Argentina. Website:
  4. El Tehuelche AirportAcceso A Aeropuerto Puerto Madryn U9120, U9120 Puerto Madryn, Chubut, Argentina. Website:

Hours of Flight from Buenos Aires to Argentine Patagonia:

  • Buenos Aires to Ushuaia – 3 hours and 30 minutes
  • Buenos Aires to el Calafate – 3 hours and 15 minutes
  • Buenos Aires to Bariloche – 2 hours and 30 minutes
  • Buenos Aires to Puerto Madryn – 2 hours

Suggested Routes:

  • Buenos Aires + Bariloche + 7 Lakes Route + San Martín de los Andes
  • Buenos Aires + Bariloche + El Calafate
  • Buenos Aires + Ushuaia + Bariloche
  • Buenos Aires + El Calafate + Ushuaia
  • Buenos Aires + Bariloche + Route of the 7 Lakes + Puerto Madryn

Featured Photo by Delfina Iacub

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