Patagonia (Argentina)

Patagonia is a region in Argentina, bordered in the north by the Cuyo and Pampas regions, by Chile's part of Patagonia in the west and by the Atlantic Ocean in the east. South of it lies the archipelago of Tierra del Fuego - the Land of Fire.


Region map


Other destinations



Patagonia: A Cultural History by Chris Moss: an overview of the indigenous narratives, travel writing, literary works and films of Patagonia.

Get in

By plane

El Calafate is served by Comandante Armando Tola Airport, Aerolines Argentina goes here along with Aerochacho, LADE Airlines, and LAN Argentina. Also Rio Gallegos has an airport, this airport is served by Aerlines Argentines, Austral Lineas Aereas, LAN Chile, LAN Argentina, and SOL Lineas Aereas.

By car

Route 40 runs in this region. Chilean Route 255 (This road comes out from Route 9) crosses into Argentina becoming Route 3. More Routes in this region include Route 53, Route 5, and Route 40.




In Patagonia, there are plenty of unique and delicious things to eat. As in all of Argentina, beef is important, but particular to the area is the cordero, lamb, which is of a very unique flavor (supposedly because the Patagonian lamb eats a unique mixture of herbs found only in Patagonia) especially when grilled in the typical parrilla (grill).

Dulce de leche, similar to caramel and made by adding sugar to milk and cooking it, is used on nearly all desserts, including facturas (pastries eaten for breakfast or tea, or to accompany mate, filled with dulce de leche, dulce de membrillo, crema pastelera, roquefort, or many other things), alfajores (traditional cookies that consist of tiny biscuits stuck together), and many other Argentine desserts.


Mate (pronounced MAH-tay), a bitter tea, is drunk very frequently. Adding sugar is not rare because of its bitter taste. Many different things can be added to the drink, including milk, sugar, lemon or orange rinds, and cinammon sticks.

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