Río Gallegos is the capital of Santa Cruz province, beautifully situated on the shores of the Gallegos River. A common stopover for tourists traveling across Patagonia, Río Gallegos has turned into a nature destination of its own right. See for yourself, and book your flight to Río Gallegos with LATAM. Relax in our stylish, ergonomic cabins, while enjoying on-demand entertainment, all designed with you in mind.
Best of Río Gallegos
The area is becoming known for its wealth of animals, from rare birds such as the Chilean flamingo, to the Magellan penguin. If you visit Río Gallegos from October to March, join an excursion to Cabo Virgenes, to see some of the largest penguin colonies in Patagonia. Back in the city, visit Museo de los Pioneros for a glimpse into the day-to-day lives of early settlers. The Museo de Arte Eduardo Minnicelli showcases impressive art made by local artists.
Eating and drinking
From cozy pizzerias, teahouses, art coffee shops, charming petite café and bars, the city has plenty of eating and drinking options – all in idyllic surroundings. Waterfront restaurants specialize in traditional Patagonian cuisine like stir-fried trout and pesto-encrusted lamb. Book your flight and travel to Río Gallegos with LATAM for the best rates.