El Calafate city is located on the south margin of the lake Argentino, 315 kilometers to the northwest of Rio Gallegos in the Santa
Cruz province. This small city was founded in 1927, so it is a fairly new town.
The population did grow very fast in the last decade, going from merely 3,500 inhabitants in 2001 to more than 20,000 as for today's estimate.
El Calafate is located beside the Argentino lake, which receives most of the glaciers, and almost 320 kilometers to the northwest of Rio Gallegos, the capital of Santa Cruz province.
The airport receives normally between 6 and 12 daily flights coming mostly from Buenos Aires, Ushuaia, Bariloche and Trelew, according to the time of the year and season.
It is one of the very top destinations in Argentina and this is because the Perito Moreno glacier, located 80 kilometers to the west, is one of the top world attractions.
There are many hotels in the city in a wide range of categories from hostels all the way to 5 stars.
Our tours include choice of accommodation between 3 and 5 stars.