"STRANGE MARRIAGE OF SNOW AND FIRE" Baños de Copahue by Orkaena

Baños de Copahue Travel Guide: 13 reviews and 23 photos


Here everythings are rares, strange, bizarre. The Volcano Copahue (2.400 mts a.s.l.) and the Lake Caviahue are located at 320 kilometers at the NW of the capitol city of Neuquén, just on the border with Chile (In fact, the caldera of the volcano is just on the borderline sharing a half of mountain for each country). This volcano is alive, and the activity is constant but as far as i know it isn't dangerous, so, don't worry.


Hotsprings in the snow and a very acid indefinite number of creeks and rivers becomes in an inhospitable lake for living beings, there aren't fishes here, no life.
Anyway, the nature here is extraordinary, with a forest of araucarias (pehuenes) a looong life trees (from 200 to 1.000 years old trees) that as we know this very special kind of trees belongs to the last dinosaurs ages, meaning that today this very particular trees specie still being without changes from more than 100 millions years.
An unforgettable, different experience


This Apart Hotel was built in the latest 80's.
Just built and for awhile was an excellent hotel, large apartments, extra-full equipped (jacuzzi included in each apt) with a very good retaurant and almost perfect maintenance services keeping the facilities in perfect conditions.
Like always in Argentina along the years somethings happen, then this hotel lost some of his best characteristics.
Maintenance of the facilities aren't so good, services keep on going but... so so, the restaurant becomes in a common place for eating, and the apartments needs an urgent reburbishing. (see my tip "accomodations")
Nevertheless as you can see in the pic beside the location still being extraordinary, so, you can get an unforgettable stay in there.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Wonderful scenery, Volcano, Lake, snow and hotsprings
  • Cons:Nones
  • In a nutshell:The rare and complete choice in the mountains
  • Last visit to Baños de Copahue: Sep 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • la_beba's Profile Photo
    Jun 18, 2006 at 1:42 PM

    ah joder, no lo sabia: felicidades nuevamente entonces! :o)

  • Wiseman1964's Profile Photo
    Mar 17, 2006 at 7:57 PM

    HI Carlos, I love to ski! They grew on my feet when I was a kid. My home was the mountains. My kids are learning now. Best to you and your winter fun! Cheers Ken

  • dvideira's Profile Photo
    Aug 24, 2005 at 9:44 PM

    ohhh thanks for the invitation what a wonderful place ! Now I will go to sleep feeling better... :-)and will dream of that clear sky and frozen falls . Thanks for sharing it with this had-never-seen-snow-ever person :-)

  • chancay's Profile Photo
    Aug 9, 2005 at 6:52 AM

    nieve...tanto nieve...clima para tomar un vino caliente ;-) ...como decimos aca, un "Glühwein"... great photos!! (he visto todas, no solamente Frozen Fall) ;-D

  • Hosell's Profile Photo
    Aug 7, 2005 at 5:15 AM

    Viendo tus fotos cada vez me dan mas ganas de visitar Argentina sobre todo en nuestro caluroso verano!!!!! veo que lo pasasteis genial con la nieve sobre todo Manuel,un siti estupendo!!!!!!

  • Aug 6, 2005 at 8:42 PM

    WONDERFUL pics!! Looks like Manuel had some fun!!!

  • Wild_Orchid's Profile Photo
    Aug 2, 2005 at 8:16 PM

    splendid! let me join manuel in a cup of milk - but first, a hot springs bath! :D

  • Aug 2, 2005 at 5:43 PM

    amazing photos carlos! and great information too. a land of fire and ice... really spectacular!

  • bijo69's Profile Photo
    Jul 30, 2005 at 6:51 AM

    What an extraordinary place!

  • Jul 27, 2005 at 5:56 PM

    Tus fotos son hermosos. ¡Ahora deseo que esté el invierno aquí también!


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