Welcome to El Calafate, Province of Santa Cruz
El Calafate is one of the principle tourist attraction in Argentina.
It's located at a distance of 320 km from Río Gallegos, the
capital city of the Santa Cruz Province and is visited by pleople
from all over the world. El Calafate is known as the Capital
of the Glaciers and has grown in the last years with the support
of the government of the province of Santa Cruz for the promotion
of the argentinian tourism.
El Calafate is a colourful place for excellence and it's located
on the foot of the hill of Calafate and to borders of the Argentine
Lake. Green vegetation makes the picture more beautiful; which
is composed by flowers of different type between which they
stand out the rosales and an amount of hoist and pines that
decorate the center of this city..
El Calafate has a dry and windy climate with a maximum average
temparature of 20º C during summer (December to March) and a
minimum average temperature of -2º C in winter (June to September).
The duration of the daylight differs according to the station
of the year. In summer, the sun comes at 5.30 am and gets dark
at 10.30 pm. In Winter, the day is shorter with only 8 hours
of day light.
El Calafate is a plant and was founded in 1927. It takes
its name from the abundant thorny shrub in the austral
zone of the Argentinian Patagonia. Initially, the tehuelches
indians lived in El Calafate where they found the leafy
forests for subsistence from the cold winters.