An enchanted, magical, unique natural nook.
In order to reach the pier at Puerto Blest, visitors should set out at Puerto Pañuelo, on the Llao Llao Peninsula, and head for the quite long and very narrow Blest Arm.
The access to this part of Lake Nahuel Huapi is surrounded by Isla Centinela -Sentry Island- (where the grave of “perito” Francisco P. Moreno is located), Capilla and Millaqueo Hills.
The beginning of the tour is delightful indeed. Countless thick forests of cypresses and coihue trees may be observed all along the shores of Lake Nahuel Huapi. Huge magnificent mountains make up the range that escorted us during the entire tour.
Shortly before entering the arm, we spotted Islas Mellizas -which stands for “Twin Islands”- and we learned that the deepest measured point of the lake so far -454 meters- lies very close to them.
Level of Difficulty: Low
Timetables: Daily outing timetables depend on the various agencies offering this lake tour.
Recommendations: Boats leave from the Bariloche harbor or from Puerto Pañuelo, which is reached along National Route 237, towards the West. After this tour, go on the lake crossing tour to Chile.
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The Paleontological Museum
The museum is located on the waterfront of Lake Nahuel Huapi, on 12 de Octubre Avenue, on the corner of Sarmiento Street. It was created by the Bariloche Paleontological Association, an institution made up by several specialists whose main endeavor is to detect and preserve the fossil record of the entire area and, especially, of Northwestern Argentinian Patagonia.