La Playita (Little Beach) - Mirador del Lago (Viewpoint of the Lake)

 There are two ways to get to the beach known as "La Playita" (Little Beach), one is from the path of the  Pitranto Grande and the other is to arrive by car by the road near the lake. I did both walking. When I went in May, autumn showed all its colours in the forests of the National Park.

Autumn in the road to "La Playita"

Autumn in the road to "La Playita"

At the end of the path of the Pitranto Grande  and crossing the portal of trunks, we found a sunny trail of sand after the deepest darkness of the forest of pitras. This path was surrounded by vegetation among we could see rosehip, brooms and murras. But not everything is beautiful in this path, unfortunately we went through an area where we found the reamins of a forest fire. It was small but it´s sadness to see the burned trees.

Sand path to "La Playita"

Walking to "La Playita"

We found another small trail that ran beside a stream in the forest. Walking we arrived to the place that serves as car parking near the lake. From there we have followed a little but easy path between the rocks and the lake to reached to the sandy beach where tourists enjoy the summer sun. In this sector the lake is shallow and the water is warmer, that allows swimming.

Walking to "La Playita"

La Playita

But leaving the forest called Pitranto Grande, and halfway to La Playita you could found another path, it is the footpath to the place known as Mirador del Lago (Viewpoint of the lake). This path is about 800 meters long and rises 150 meters above the lake and in parts passed through the forest, in others you walked very near the wall rock of the hill and with great views. It is a path with no major difficulties except the slope.

Walking to the "Mirador del Lago"

From the top we can see the lake, the Andes mountains, and the valley where it is situated Villa Lago Puelo.

Mirador del Lago (Viewpoint of the Lake)

Enjoy this beautiful view of my place in the world!!!!!


  1. Increíbles fotos! me hacen ver lo conocido con otros ojos, renovar el deseo de viajar e instalarme allá.Me llenan el alma estas fotos. La playita... curiosamente iba allí cuando no había nadie,me transmitiste esa sensación que solía tener en soledad, sin ruido, al ver a ese hombre solo allí.

  2. Margarida:
    Thank You!

    Es el lugar el que transmite todo eso que decis, no las fotos... ellas solo tratan de reflejar la naturaleza, la belleza y la paz del lugar.
    Gracias por tus lindas palabras! Ya vas a ir vos también allá cumpliendo tu sueño!!

  3. Hi Patricia,

    I just realized you have a version of your blog in English now! That's very ambitious of you. How wonderful that non-Spanish speakers will be able to enjoy your excellent commentary and information about Patagonia. I added you to my blogroll on Seashells and Sunflowers.


  4. Hi Katie!!
    I´m trying to write this blog in English so people that not speak spanish can read it, but it´s very difficult for me because of my poor English...

    Thanks so much for your beautiful words!!!

  5. Don't be so humble! Your English is really quite good. And besides, photos speak for themselves. :)