For those who take the word “getaway” literally, Patagonia is a region of land in Southern South America, and an increasingly prime vacation spot between September and March on the continent. Far below the equator, at the tail end of South America, the immense, diverse region is coming into its warm spring and summer seasons.
Its largest city is Neuquen, on the Argentinian side of the region, with just over 345,000 in its metro area. Only two other cities also eclipse 100,000 residents, Comodoro Rivadavia and Punta Arenas.
Patagonia is the name associated with the entire region, and thus has no clearly identifiable borders. However the Colorado and Barrancas rivers, which run from the Andes to the Atlantic, are commonly considered the northern limit of Argentine Patagonia. Tierra del Fuego, and sometimes the Falkland Islands are included as part of Patagonia. Most geographers and historians locate the northern limit of Chilean Patagonia at Reloncaví Estuary, To the South Chilean Patagonia is usually extended to the Straits of Magellan or prolonged to the Cape Horn.
Mountain biking, fishing, glacial tours and serious hiking excursions are just a few ways to make the most of Patagonia’s beautiful terrain. Animal lovers can come face-to-face with the region’s native right whales and elephant seals, Andean condors, steamer ducks and populous penguin colonies. The Valdes Peninsula is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, designated for its global significance as a site for the conservation of marine animals.
Though high-end amenities are abundant, you’ll feel welcome amongst the locals, from Welsh villagers to gauchos living in the cattle estancias. Local restaurant owners prepare and serve home-cooked entrees, authentic Argentine cuisine including grilled meats, pasta and trout. Lamb is considered the traditional Patagonian meat, grilled for serval hours over an open fire. While Patagonia may feel isolated, with thousands of miles of open landscape, you’ll somehow feel right at home with the hearty fare and the smiling locals.
In the second half of the 20th century, tourism became an ever more important part of Patagonia's economy. Originally a remote backpacking destination, the region has attracted increasing numbers of upmarket visitors, cruise passengers rounding Cape Horn or visiting Antarctica, and adventure and activity holiday-makers.
Those flying via private jet charter to Patagonia will find much to see and do. Principal tourist attractions include the Perito Moreno glacier, the Valdés Peninsula, the Argentine Lake District and Ushuaia and Tierra del Fuego. Tourism has created new markets locally and for export for traditional crafts such as Mapuche handicrafts, guanaco textiles, and confectionery and preserves.
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