Between coihue forests and on the shores of the crystalline Lake Traful is Villa Trafula mountain village dreamed to discover in Neuquén. The destination is part of the Nahuel Huapi National Park, and is surrounded by an almost virgin natural environment.
For its privileged landscapes and the little human intervention Thanks to the environmental protection that governs the area, it is an ideal destination to rest and practice outdoor activities.
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Things to do in Villa Traful
An essential experience is to discover the submerged forest through a lake walk. Are some 60 dry cypresses that are standing on the bed of the lake, 30 meters deep, and that protrude from the water at some points. Along the way you can also see a grotto with the virgin Stella Maris in a basalt rock cliff.
Another area to schedule is the Cerro Negro and Penitenteswith viewpoints that offer incredible panoramic views of the lake and the Lanín and Villarrica volcanoes. Fans of trekking, meanwhile, can meet waterfalls like those of the Coa Có and Blanco streamsfor short and low difficulty trails.
And one of the undisputed attractions of Villa Traful is the fly fishing and return of species such as landlocked salmon, rainbow trout, brown and fontinalis. The indicated places to do it are the Machónico and Pichi Traful rivers, the Traful lake and the Catarata stream.
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More options? Bird watching, horseback riding through the mountains and photographic safaris These are activities that can also be practiced in the area.
Driving Directions to Villa Traful
The destination is located in the southwest of the province, within the Los Lagos department. is to 404 kilometers away from Neuquén capitaltaking National Routes 22 and 237 and then Provincial Route 65.