Nahuel Huapi Lake

Las Balsas


Lake District Luxury

In the small northern Patagonian town of Villa La Angostura, between mountains, forests and the beautiful Nahuel Huapi Lake, Las Balsas is a charming boutique retreat with celebrated dining and a well-stocked wine cellar to match the views.

There are ten individually designed rooms, including six suites, that bring modern comfort to the rustic yet bright interiors, as well as a spa, swimming pool and private pier.

Earn the wonderful meals of local produce with days spent exploring the lake’s waters and surrounding national park with a range of adventure activities. Or relax and indulge a little...


At a glance

  • Ten rooms

  • Relais & Châteaux dining

  • Wine cellar

  • Spa and swimming

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    The landscape surrounding Las Balsas is an invitation for adventure, from hiking and skiing to mountain biking.

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    Starting from Las Balsas’s private pier, explore the lake’s Deep blue waters with diverse bays.

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    Fly fishing

    Enjoy fishing with experts in the area. Floating in the Limay River or cast in Chimeuin shore. Try the lake experience for casting and trolling in the Nahuel Haupí or Espejo.

Community & Culture

Grateful for its position surrounded by nature in a remote area, sustainability is integral to Las Balsas’ future and the property has created a 25-year plan to achieve this through implementing projects aimed at developing the internal circular economy, caring for the environment and contributing to social development.

75% of the hotel’s suppliers are from Villa La Angostura and they work with local artisans and artists (painters, musicians, narrators and actors) throughout the year. The hotel is also attentive to the public infrastructure needs of the local town, donating equipment such as computers and heaters to the town's schools and hospital while supporting the town’s volunteer firefighters financially.


Las Balsas has a long term plan to reduce its footprint and is working towards carbon neutrality. At least 90% of wastewater is treated in a state of the art plant, being recycled for use on the organic gardens and orchard along with compost made from kitchen waste.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

  • Unforgettable experiences

    Creating your trip is entirely collaborative and our Travel Researchers are here for every step.

  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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