My South America Trip #11 – Bariloche (Part 2), “Little Switzerland”, Argentina – Circuito Chico Tour, including Liao Liao Hotel Area

In Part 2 of Bariloche, I would like to introduce the Liao-Liao Hotel Area which is a very famous resort area in Argentina.

The Liao Liao Hotel is located in the tourist resort of San Carlos de Bariloche within the province of Río NegroArgentina. This famous hotel is situated in the foothills of the Andes on a hill between the Moreno Lake and Nahuel Huapi lakes.  The name Bariloche comes from the Mapudungun word Vuriloche meaning “people from behind the mountain.

We did pass by the famous Liao Liao Hotel.  Some tour members were able to take very beautiful pictures of the hotel from a distance but my camera (iPhone) didn’t work that way.   These two pictures were taken by PC who has given permission for me to post them.  Don’t you think that you are living in fairyland if you live there?  The tourist guide said that it costs around $1,000 per night.  I just checked the price on-line.  It is only around $450 per night for a room for two persons.  If you want a suite, of course it is around $2,000.  Therefore, it is actually quite affordable, for many people ….like my fellow travel friends!


Liao Liao Hotel, Bariloche    (Photo Credit:  PC)


Liao Liao Hotel, Bariloche    (Photo Credit:  PC)

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Some facts about Bariloche

San Carlos de Bariloche, usually known as Bariloche, is a city in the province of Río NegroArgentina, situated in the foothills of the Andes on the southern shores of Nahuel Huapi Lake and is surrounded by the Nahuel Huapi National Park. After an extensive public works and architectural buildup the city emerged in the 1930s and 1940s as a major tourism centre with ski, trekking and mountaineering facilities apart from numerous restaurants, cafés and chocolate shops. The city has a permanent population of 108,205 according to the 2010 census.

In Bariloche, we attended a Circuito Chico tour which is a 62-km round trip around Bariloche. We started at the Civic Center and, west along Bustillos Ave.  Then we went around the Lago Nahuel Huapi (Nahuel Huapi lake) till the Lago Moreno.

Circuito Chico is a typical tour most visitors do when they are in Bariloche.  It is good particularly for those who are not attracted to skiing or adventures.


I have put together a video which includes many pictures and a few video clips.  About the music:  my fellow blogger friend musiqdragonfly recommends me to use  a selection by Robert Schumann (see my previous post), but I was unable to get that piece on my video via the You-Tube selection.    I found this one instead :  Schumann’s piano concerto in A minor, op 54 II, Intermezzo, performed by Hllawatsch, Thomas Philharmonia, Cassovia (I have made sure that the spelling is correct!).  Hope you all like the video and the music.

5 Comments Add yours

  1. eof737 says:

    The pictures are amazing 😉

    1. friendlytm says:

      Thank you for visiting all my posts! And your nice comments!

  2. That’s some hotel.

  3. I am glad to see you enjoyed the place …. the music is great too.

    1. friendlytm says:

      Thanks to your recommendation of using Schumann ‘s music. This is the only one on the you-tube selection that fits the length of my video. I am so lucky …wonder if you notice…that the tempo of the music matches so nicely with the video ‘s.

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