Lying on the beautiful south side of Lake Argentino, El Calafate is a traveller's paradise, and a cheap flight here will leave you with some unforgettable experiences. With flamingos everywhere, particularly by the lake side, this region is generally a wonderful place to see some of the fascinating wildlife native to South America. The town of El Calafate is at the hub of this diverse region, encompassing tranquil waters, steep glaciers, and lush vegetation. A cheap flight to El Calafate is particularly recommended to travellers who are keen hikers and lovers of natural beauty. One of the most exciting hiking trails in the world, through El Perito Moreno Glacier, where you can see the inside of a glacier, can be found here.
Regular shuttle buses operate between El Calafate Airport and the centre of the town, making it is very easy to get to your hotel or another central destination after your flight. The airport is located around 20km from El Calafate itself, so buses are usually your best option, especially if you have a lot of luggage with you. Once in the town itself, its unspoilt natural beauty is ideal for hiking, and hiking, tour buses, or 4X4 driving are some of the most popular ways to get around here. As it is not far from the town itself, the airport is also close to some of the most sought-after attractions in Argentina. Lake Argentino itself, with its glorious host of flamingos and other wildlife is a must see . Another very popular nearby attraction is the Los Glaciares National Park, which also serves a gateway to the city. There are regular guided tours available in the National Park, several of which take travellers right inside a glacier to enjoy the unique experience of being surrounded by pristine, glistening ice. If you are seeking a good-quality hotel or restaurant not far from the airport, then there are countless options to choose from. Pura Vida, in particular, is an eatery famed for its delicious traditional Argentinian cooking. From rich and creamy chicken pies to spicy local wines and decadent desserts, this is a great place to enjoy some sumptuous food as soon as you arrive, or as you wait for your flight home. Stay at one of the region's hotels (such as the well-reviewed RH Rochester) for great food, good service, and comfortable rooms. If you are travelling with a group of friends, the town has several hostels where larger rooms are available.