We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Laguna Nimez Natural Reserve

Features Animals
Closed Now: 09:00 - 20:00
Open today: 09:00 - 20:00
Book In Advance
All photos (1,144)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good32%
  • Average25%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“bird watching”(28 reviews)
“bird life”(22 reviews)
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...more
Closed Now
Hours Today: 09:00 - 20:00
See all hours
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Av. Kirchner y N.L.Alem | Av Costanera N C Kirchner 2075, El Calafate 9405, Argentina
+54 2902 49-5536
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Laguna Nimez Natural Reserve
from US$51.05
More Info
from US$70.60
More Info
Reviews (2,122)
Filter reviews
413 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews bird watching bird life different species rent binoculars species of birds pink flamingos bird lovers couple of hours nice walk close to town few hours lago argentina entrance fee lagoon wetlands trail pesos
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 413 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There were a lot of different birds to see here, all carrying on with their normal birdy business. There were also a lot of native plants and some signs showing where to look for specific birds. Very windy the day we visited, but still worth...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Millet02
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a free day and decided to start there. It is a very pleasent experience and very much worth the price (a couple of us dollars). The only negative aspect is that it was a very windy day but that is not them to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Javier_mail2003
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like nature or birds, it’s a great place. Walking distance from town, about 1 to 1 1/2 miles to walk the trails around lake. Flying flamingos and flamingos in the lake were a feature, bring your binoculars. Highlight of El Calafate. I think...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank moniquersvp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived by plane in the morning and after settling in had some spare time which we spend in the Laguna. There were many birds around and we found it well worth walking around for about 2 hours. Since it's an open area with not...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank on4bam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking to kill a couple of hours in the evening having arrived in the afternoon. We discovered this by chance and had a great time. It is a very easy trek about 1-1.5 hours- it has views of Lago Argentine which at dusk...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank unexplorer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are a bird lover and/or photographer, this place is a must do. It only cost 300 pesos to enter and that gives you 2 days access. On entry you are greeted by a friendly, informative & bilingual attendant & they provide you with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank samanthav1937
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Inside the center of El Calafate, it is possible to relax and immerge ourself in a more relaxing perspective.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank luint
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A great place for bird watching, lots of migrating birds and nice view. But lets be honest, you cann't have bad views in Patagonia.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank johannesb231
Reviewed 10 December 2018

This is a great spot for birding and to support the local efforts to protect these places. Do not miss if you are a birder.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Susan K
Reviewed 9 December 2018

This is close to the center of town and is a good place to watch various birds such as pink flamingoes. While we were visiting, a dog was able to enter the reserve and it was interesting to watch the way it chased the birds...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank hashemsherif
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 72 nearby hotels
Hotel Las Dunas
370 reviews
.37 miles away
Hosteria Meulen
198 reviews
.39 miles away
Design Suites Calafate
1,161 reviews
.67 miles away
Cauquenes de Nimez
369 reviews
.69 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 151 nearby restaurants
Don Pichon
2,206 reviews
.96 miles away
La chacrita de Nimez
22 reviews
.34 miles away
Celicatessen Celiacos
33 reviews
.84 miles away
31 reviews
.72 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 104 nearby attractions
Lago Argentino
3,799 reviews
1.10 miles away
Safari Experience - Patagonia Profunda
249 reviews
1.05 miles away
El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center
734 reviews
.72 miles away
Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus
241 reviews
1.18 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
29 December 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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
Phoebe P
1 January 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from hrs314 | Reviewed this property |
I think that it was 150 Argentinian Pesos
6 October 2015|
Response from MAU1967 | Reviewed this property |
google: Hotel_Review-g312851-d313742-Reviews-Kau_Yatun_Hotel_Estancia-El_Calafate_Province_of_Santa_Cruz_Patagonia.html#MAPVIEW