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Hotels in El Calafate near El Calafate (FTE-Comandante Armando Tola Intl.)

El Calafate (FTE-Comandante Armando Tola Intl.) Hotels

Comandante Armando Tola International Airport (FTE) is the travel hub serving El Calafate, the gateway to the white, ice-caked realm of Los Glaciares National Park – a World Heritage Site. The eye-catching terminal building, designed by renowned Uruguayan architect Carlos Ott, has an industrial look with dramatic sloping ceilings and jutting edges. You’re assured a pleasant and hassle-free time here, with handy amenities like free WiFi and parking.

Hotels in El Calafate (FTE-Comandante Armando Tola Intl.)

Travelers will be spoiled for choice, as there is a wealth of hotels near El Calafate Airport. You’ll find world-class luxury resorts, equipped with gleaming facilities like soothing heated indoor pools, rejuvenating saunas and sleek lounge bars. At the other end of the spectrum, there are also cozy guesthouses and hostels, offering handy perks like airport shuttles and free WiFi.

Where to stay

Once a small, remote city, El Calafate has thrived in recent years due to tourists getting wise to the natural grandeur of this part of Argentina. The immense glacier should be on any visitor's to-do list, while the main thoroughfare of Libertador is where you can dip in and out of souvenir shops and family-run restaurants. The rugged green and white wilderness of Patagonia will also be relished by hikers and explorers in general.

How to get to El Calafate (FTE-Comandante Armando Tola Intl.)

The airport is served by 3 domestic airlines, and offers flights to and from Argentine cities including Buenos Aires, Ushuaia, Rio Grande, and Mar del Plata. Once you land, El Calafate is around a 30 minute drive away and there are a few options open to you. Prior to your arrival you can arrange for a seat on an airport shuttle bus, or you can simply hop on a public bus when you get here. There are also taxis available for the speediest possible start to your break.