Colonia Suiza, San Carlos de Bariloche

#26 of 229 in Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche
Landmark · Tourist Spot
A short drive out of Bariloche, Colonia Suiza draws backpackers, campers, and souvenir hunters to the picturesque foothills of the Lopez Mountain. Home to workshops and stores offering handmade stone and wood items, the small village also serves as an ideal base for exploring the surrounding Andean wilderness. You can choose to discover the pristine natural area on foot or on horseback, and to sleep under the stars and rely on your wits for survival, or to take advantage of the several family-friendly hostels accomodating adventure-seekers from across the globe. Several teahouses serve homemade strudels, berry cakes, and goat cheeses. To visit Colonia Suiza on your holiday in San Carlos de Bariloche, and find out what else San Carlos de Bariloche has to offer, use our San Carlos de Bariloche.
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  • We visited Colonia Suiza with the intention of doing a walk from there. The walk was very pleasant up through the forest up to the river. The Colonia Suiza was interesting to see but has many tacky...  more »
  • Apparently this place started life as a colony of early Swiss settlers (hence the name) and the style of the buildings certainly reflects that. It’s a very quirky settlement but, sadly, it has become....  more »
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