Bariloche is a destination you can enjoy with your family and friends all year round. Each season has its own magic and a wide range of activities to choose from.
In summer:
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Moisturizer
  • Comfortable tennis shoes
  • Open footwear, like sandals
  • Swimsuit and sandals
  • Shorts and long pants (or detachable pants)
  • A warm coat
  • Fleece outwear
  • A mid-size backpack
In winter:
  • Gloves, scarf and wool cap
  • Thermal shirt
  • Many pairs of socks
  • Comfortable footwear
  • Waterproof boots for the snow
  • A nice, warm, waterproof coat
  • Waterproof pants and fleece outwear
  • Comfortable indoor clothing (all places are well heated!)
  • Underpants/long pants
  • Sunglasses/Snow goggles
  • A mid-size backpack/bag
Currency can be exchanged at banks or authorized currency exchange entities located in downtown Bariloche. Many shops accept foreign currency at the exchange rate in force on the date of the purchase. ATMs work with all kinds of credit and debit cards to withdraw cash and perform bank operations. If you have any doubt, ask at the following banks:
  • Banco Columbia (Currency Exchange) located at Moreno 105.
  • Andina Cambio, Mitre 102.
Most shops are open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 4 pm. to 9 p.m. On Sundays, opening hours are from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. If you need to perform bank operations, opening hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
You can book tours and sightseeing activities at any travel agency or go on your own in eligible tours. You may also request the services of a guide or ask for more information at the place where you're staying.
There are several options: taking the bus (line 72), a taxi, renting a car or, if you're travelling with a group, you can rent transportation with a driver.
It's the best option for ski fans who don't want to waste time and go skiing as there is accommodation at the base of the mountain.
To get around the city, the most practical option is to take a taxi. If you want to visit a tourist spot by yourself then you can take public buses, which go to virtually all the popular destinations.
Bariloche has mountain weather, with heavy rainfall, cold temperatures, and a low annual temperature range. In summer, however, temperatures may reach 33° C (91.4° F) and, in winter, as low as -15° C (5° F). Summer weather is dry and mild, with a high daily temperature range, whereas winter is cold with heavy snowfall.