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Nahuel Huapi Lake is a lake in the lake region of northern Patagonia between the provinces of Río Negro and Neuquén, in Argentina. The lake depression consists of several glacial valleys carved out along faults and Miocene valleys that were later dammed by moraines.Nahuel Huapi lake, located within the Nahuel Huapi National Park, has a surface of 529km2, rests over the sea level, and has a maximum measured depth of.The June 2011 eruption of the Puyehue-Cordón Caulle volcanic complex, in neighboring Chile, caused parts of the lake's surface to be blanketed in volcanic ash.During the Last Glacial Maximum of the Llanquihue glaciation the lake basin was wholly occupied by a glacier.EtymologyThe name of the lake derives from the toponym of its major island in Mapudungun (Mapuche language): "Island of the Jaguar (or Puma)", from nahuel, "puma (or jaguar)", and huapí, "island". There is, however, more to the word "Nahuel" - it can also signify "a man who by sorcery has been transformed to a puma" (or jaguar).Plan to visit Nahuel Huapi Lake and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended San Carlos de Bariloche attractions using our San Carlos de Bariloche road trip app .
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Desde cualquier vista es increible su reflejo. Bajar en las diferentes playitas a tomar mate o sacar una foto... siempre es agradable! Super recomendable recorrerlo en circuito chico more »From any view, his reflection is incredible. Go down in the different little ones to take mate or take a photo... It's always nice! Super recommended to tour it on small circuit
El lago es bellisimo por dónde lo mires, desde Bariloche o desde Villa La Angostura, sus vistas son distintas, y todas maravillosas. Ver el atardecer frente al Lago es impagable! more »The lake is beautiful wherever you look, from Bariloche or from Villa La Angostura, its views are different, and all wonderful. Watching the sunset facing the lake is unpayable!
Cold water hot sun, volcanic ash beaches. Floating rocks. Pretty cool stuff.
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