Holidays to El Calafate

El Calafate is a small town in Patagonia, Argentina, in the southwest part of the Santa Cruz Province, about 320 kms Northwest of Río Gallegos. El Calafate is an important tourist destination as the hub to visit different parts of the Los Glaciares National Park, including the Perito Moreno Glacier …

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When to go to El Calafate

Typical Holiday Price

£1006 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in El Calafate varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit


Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - March is the cheapest month to go to El Calafate.

Where to stay in El Calafate

Whatever your travelling style, we can help find you the perfect place to stay. From luxurious hotels to practical apartments, these are our most popular places in El Calafate, according to other travellers.

Things to see and do in El Calafate

malczyk | FlickrParque Nacional Los Glaciares
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Skyscanner | Trip by SkyscannerPerito Moreno Glacier
Perito Moreno Glacier
diametrik | FlickrBalcón del Calafate
Balcón del Calafate
Flor Vallejo | Trip by SkyscannerArgentino Lake
Argentino Lake
Claudia Tavani | Trip by SkyscannerUpsala Glacier
Upsala Glacier
Dan Lundberg | FlickrGlaciarium: Museo Del Hielo Patagonico
Glaciarium: Museo Del Hielo Patagonico
HannahWebb | FlickrReserva Laguna Nimez
Reserva Laguna Nimez
James St. John | FlickrMuseo - Centro de Interpretacion Historica Calafate
Museo - Centro de Interpretacion Historica Calafate
Lina Maestre | Trip by SkyscannerSección Lago Roca
Sección Lago Roca

Reviews of El Calafate

Dave Douglas
Dave DouglasSan Francisco

El Calafate is like a ski town in the middle of nowhere. The obvious attraction is the glacier, but I like renting a car and driving to the some of the out-of-the-way spots for a picnic or just to hike around a bit. We were there for Christmas Eve and it was kind of hilarious. We had a special holiday dinner in a Chinese Buffet that had stuffed animals spread around. It looked like a cross between a saloon from the wild west and a nail salon in china town. Good fun though and the the little town even surprised us with a small fireworks display.

Talmadge O'Neill
Talmadge O'NeillPasadena

Of the three glacier fields I saw in Argentina, this is the smallest but best for viewing.

Gloria Janek
Gloria JanekLondon

El Calafate is a cute little town. There are plenty of cafes and bars to check out. You can book any tour from your hostel and people are really friendly!

Mark Hellemans
Mark HellemansAntwerp

The starting point for a visit to the mountains and glaciers on the border with Chili. From here you visit the vast ice mass that is the Perito Moreno glacier and the deserted, wild and beautiful mountain area around Cerro Torre.

Nearby destinations

Puerto Natales

Rio Gallegos

Punta Arenas