El Calafate is a town located within the city of Patagonia, Argentina and El Calafate is located on the southern border of Lake Argentino. The town actually got its name from a bush that is very common in Patagonia that has yellow flowers and dark blue berries known as Calafate. The town of El Calafate is a beautiful one with its majestic snow covered glaciers, large colossal mountains and abundant wildlife.The town of El Calafate is an important destination as it is the center in which you can take day trips to other parts of Los Glaciares National park including Perito Moreno Glacier, Cerro Torre and Cerro Chaltén. The majestic snow covered glaciers are a sight not to be missed and his national park in El Calafate gives you the opportunity to discover and explore them. Some of the amazing wildlife that you can see in El Calafate are Flamingos, Guanacos, Red and Grey Foxes, Pinche Armadillos, Huróns, Pajonal Cats, Patagonian Skunks, Pumas, Huemuls, Condors, Mora Eagles, Cachaña parrots, Cauquén birds, Patagonian Woodpeckers, Chingolo birds, Bandurria birds, Pitío birds and many other animals.
The number one attraction in El Calafate is Los Glaciares National Park, but some of the must see attractions in El Calafate is the Ice and Glaciers interpretation center (also known as the Glaciarium), Avenida del Libertador, the residential area of the town and Lago Argentino. This is a great city to see an abundance of wildlife and to explore and discover the hidden beauty of glaciers.