Just eight kilometers away from the center of the city, there lies a beach that has come to be called Playa Bonita (Beautiful Beach)”. Water sports, rest and the chance to spend a day in the sunshine without getting to far away.
After touring around the surroundings of San Carlos de Bariloche
, we resolved to spend our summer day without traveling: we would visit the famous Playa Bonita
. It was a sunny day. We got on our car and traveled down Ezequiel Bustillo Avenue. We learned that several bus lines also pass by this place.
Not only do the locals take advantage of this beach that lies so close to town, but also tourists come along to spend a day in the sunshine on its pebbles. Restaurants, bars and sport gear rentals complete the offer.
As soon as we got there, sunshine was a temptation so we lay on the beach. There was activity all around us: children playing, swimmers and we could see a couple entering the lake on a kayak, ready to face adventure wearing their wetsuits. Fans of this sport usually paddle up to Huemul Island, which lies 1,200 meters off shore.
Later on, we noticed some new-comers ready to practice windsurfing. Once their gear was ready, they went out to conquer the Nahuel Huapi, an ideal lake for this sport due to the constant winds.
After some hours of relaxation and pleasure, we were about to go back to the hotel when we saw the signs reading SCUBA diving. We wanted to see what it was all about. The people in charge of the SCUBA diving school gave tips about where and when it is convenient to dive in and they also offered a SCUBA diving outing around Gallina Island.
We would definitely not SCUBA dive in the waters of the Nahuel Huapi at that moment, but we would keep the idea for another day. There is always something else to do in Bariloche.
Happy to have spent a quiet day in the middle of our vacations that included discovery and adventure, we took the avenue once again to spend the night in the city.