Almost everything in San Martín de los Andes is within walking distance of the centro cívico, and the shady lakefront park and pier are delightful places to spend an afternoon.


San Martín is loaded with accommodations, but they’re relatively costly in all price ranges, especially in summer high season (January to March) and peak ski season (mid-July and August), when reservations are a must. Quality, however, is mostly high. In low season, prices can drop by 40%.


The town has a lively dining scene, with several excellent parrillas, a couple of fusion places, a Japanese restaurant and numerous cafes.

Drinking & Nightlife

There are several lively bars, including one hosting beers from several microbreweries.


Many local shops sell regional products and handicrafts.