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Laguna Nimez Reserve

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Av. Kirchner y N.L.Alem | Av Costanera N C Kirchner 2075, El Calafate 9405, Argentina
+54 2902 49-5536
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Ingles:Laguna Nimez Nature Reserve is an IBA Important Bird Area. There is a variety of 80 species of birds, both Patagonian residents and migrators between waterbirds, landbirds, shore birds and birds of pray. It has an important nesting reed area, patagonin steppe bushes, wetland and lake shore.We offer information and maps in 6 different languages, interpretation path around the 2 lagoons with signs with pictures of birds, viewpoints, walkways and two hides or blinds for wonderfull birdwatching. Takes from 1 to 3 hours visit. Bird field guides, binoculars, water and toilets on site.Entrande fee helps management, conservation and education.Espanol:Laguna Nimez es una sitio AICA, Area Importante para la Conservacion de las Aves. Alberga una gran diversidad de aves residentes patagonicas y migratorias, son alrededor de 80 especies entre aves acuaticas, terrestres, playeras y de presa. La Reserva tiene diferentes ambientes, humedal, arbustos de la estepa patagonica, costa de Lago, pastizal y una importante zona de nidificacion en juncales.Ofrecemos informacion y mapas en 6 idiomas para recorrer el sendero interpretativo con carteles con fotos de las aves, miradores y 2 refugios observatorios. La visita tiene una duracion de entre 1 y 3 horas.En el ingreso tenemos disponibles Guias de campo para la identificacion de las aves, binoculares, agua potable y sanitarios.La entrada contribuye al manejo de conservacion, ecoturismo y educacion de esta Reserva Natural Municipal, administrada por la Universidad Nacional de la Patagonia Austral UNPA.
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Av. Kirchner y N.L.Alem | Av Costanera N C Kirchner 2075, El Calafate 9405, Argentina
+54 2902 49-5536
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great way to spend a couple free hours in El Calafate. Walkable from the city center. Does charge an admission fee. Bring binoculars if you have them to get a better look at the flamingos and different birds. Picturesque and you can leave the gate...More

Thank Priya A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The area is located between the Lago Argentino and the town itself. At walking distance from the main drag and along the boulevard. The area is setup to cater to different types of birds. From aquatic birds (Including flamengo) to grassland, steppe and of course...More

Thank freudsigmund
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having some hours to fill, I decided to walk all the way around the Laguna Nimez Reserve starting near the entrance where there is a info booth, and proceeding in a clockwise direction. It took much longer than I had guessed, about three or four...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a nice way to take a walk and enjoy nature for the morning. It was $150 pesos to get in, and the easy hike could take as little as 30 mins or over an hour. I enjoyed sitting in the duck blind to...More

Thank Rachael E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This reserve is within 15 min. walking from the city center. It has wide open visiting hours. It has beautiful walking trails on which one can appreciate a wide variety of birds in the wild. The natural scenery at any given point on the walking...More

Thank Sachin K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Needed to spend a few hours before our flight out of El Calafate. Saw this place on the map to the north of town and glad we made the short walk. It’s a fenced off and well protected wetlands area, about a 2km path around...More

Thank Granules2013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located bit out of town but easy to get there. Laguna area is really quiet and full of wild life , and can have beautiful lago Argentina. One round about 2,5km walking.

Thank tandm0724
Reviewed 4 December 2017

We had an absolutely amazing time at Laguna Nimez. It was so beautiful, with the lake, the birds, and the snow mountains in the background. We almost went their twice but ran out of time. Highly recommend visiting.

Thank Jiemi G
Reviewed 23 November 2017

What an amazing spot and how lucky we were to have no wind, we were told. This lagoon and nature reserve was full of local birds and is well laid out. They give you a map and there are interpretive boards identifying the common birds....More

Thank MorphetN
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Very nice place to go for a walk in the late afternoon. Very windy but beautiful views with many birds. The perfect spot if you just have a couple of hours to spend in el Calafate!

Thank Nicki T
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29 December 2017|
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Response from MorphetN | Reviewed this property |
We were very lucky with a calm day and reflections on the lake !! Mornings probably preferable but the water birds will be there at any time really. Also a nice 2 --3 km walk / stroll around whatever time of the day. Summer... More
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Response from hrs314 | Reviewed this property |
I think that it was 150 Argentinian Pesos
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