Lago Puelo National Park

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View of Lago Puelo

After Sami left, I decided to stay a couple more days near El Bolson and I went to Lago Puelo National Park. The bus from El Bolson to Lago Puelo only took an hour and was around $100 pesos. I was able to catch the bus right next to the main square in El Bolson and take it all the way to the national park which is luckily free!
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View from the Beach
Travel Tip: If you are planning on staying a couple of days in the national park I recommend getting your groceries in El Bolson. There is a supermarket in Lago Puelo but it is around 6km from the national park into town.
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The Beach at Lago Puelo
Once I got to the national park I decided to camp at Camping Delta Del Azul for a night. The camping was $250 pesos which was a little expensive but I was glad to get out of the city for a couple of days. On the first afternoon I enjoyed the beach close to the campground and spent the afternoon relaxing after the 30km hike I had the day before.
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View from the Mirador
On the second day, I decided to do a little hiking and I went to the Mirador Del Lago. The hike only took around 1 hour from the campground and the view was breathtaking. The water was so blue and seeing the snow capped mountains around the lake was stunning. After hiking to the mirador, I decided to walk back on the trail that led through the woods.
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Small Hike through the woods
While this national park was very beautiful, it didn’t have a long of long hiking options. Most of the hikes were only around 30 minutes to two hours. While I would’ve loved to hike a little more I also enjoyed having some days that were a little less physical after the past few weeks. Plus the views were absolutely stunning and I knew I was heading to El Chalten next!
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View from the Mirador

Author: jordansjourneys92

Hi! My name is Jordan Gurkin and I am currently traveling around the U.S. and working for a non-profit called Compassion International. I just finished spending a year backpacking and teaching English in South America. I'm a travel blogger focused on bringing you budget travel advice, travel tips, and some of my recommendations on places to visit!

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