BIENVENIDOS A LA MONTAÑA Y BARILOCHE
Bariloche, Patagonia, Argentina
Get ready to immerse yourself in the
Spanish Language and Argentine culture!
Please go through the following pre-arrival information and Benefit
Club. Feel free to contact us if you still have any questions.
+ GETTing to Bariloche
n From Buenos Aires:
o By Plane: 2h flight
o Airlines: LAN, Aerolineas Argentinas/Austral
o By car or Bus: 1650 km
o 20h in comfortable buses
n Distance to other cities in Argentina:
o Mendoza - 1287km
o Córdoba – 1588km
o Puerto Madryn - 960km
o El Bolsón – 131km
n Distance to cities in Chile:
o Santiago - 1140 km
o Osorno - 250km, 4h bus/car
o Puerto Montt - 390km, 6h bus/car
o Pucón – 353km, 4.5h bus/car
ª Prime location in a quiet spot in the heart of
the city, near internet cafes, bars, pubs,
restaurants, shops, hotels and hostels, public
transportation and other services.
Elflein 251, 2nd Floor
Bariloche, Rio Negro
§ 13.5 km from San Carlos de
§ 2.2 km from the Bus Terminal.
§ We recommend students to use a
Remis (A cab for a set rate for
longer distances) or schedule an
Airport Pick up with us.
ARRIVING AT LA MONTAÑA
Free Airport Pick
For courses 2 weeks or more
+ What is included in
Free Wi-Fi and
movies and music
Free Coffee, Tea and
FREE AirportPick-up forcourses of 2weeks or more
After Class Activities
Other activities and half-day trips around Bariloche
n Every week we organize several free after class activities to facilitate Spanish
learning and introduce students to Bariloche and the Latin American culture.
They are led by Spanish teachers and Spanish is the only language spoken!
LA MONTAÑA BENEFIT CLUB
n Students taking Spanish courses at La Montaña, Bariloche, will be part of our Benefit Club
through which they will receive a range of great discounts and offers from shops and
businesses all over Bariloche. Our Benefit Club is constantly evolving, and provides members
with discounts including chocolate shops, bike rentals, Bus companies, books, postcards, etc.
in order to help our students enjoy the best of Bariloche and Argentina for less pesos!
• Bus Buenos Aires – Bariloche: Discount/benefit: 20% OFF
• Rapa Nui chocolate shop: Discount/benefit: 20% OFF
• Bike rental: Discount/benefit: 10% OFF
• Postcards: Take 5 - pay 4.
• La Montaña exclusive T-shirts: 25% OFF
• Books for practicing Spanish: 25% discount
• Skipasses (for 3 consecutive days or more): 10% OFF
• Airport pick up (for courses of 2 weeks or more) Free
BENEFITs at school
n All our students have free access to our facilities while we are open. Use our space to
relax, interact with other students in a friendly atmosphere and have a “base” spot in
Our students have free access to:
o Lounge area & Garden/terrace to relax.
o Bright and comfortable classrooms: Stay after class and do your homework.
o Computers you can use for free to navigate internet and/or download your pictures and files.
o Free WI FI
o Cinema Club
o Ludoteka (you can borrow games to practice Spanish both at school or at home)
o Library for Spanish students (according to Spanish level)
o Library for Spanish Teachers
o Microwave: Stay for lunch. (you bring your meal and you can use our microwave and oven)
o Fridge: Willing to have your own snack during school break? Just bring it and keep it in our fridge.
o Storage: Store the luggage your do not need for travelling around and pick it up when you need it.
o Mail box: Use our address if you need one to receive a pack.
o Invite a friend: your friends and relatives are welcome if they want to join our after-class activities.
FEEL AT HOME…
San Carlos de Bariloche
n Location: Situated in
the foothills of the
Andes, in the heart of
Nahuel Huapi National
Park, Rio Negro
n Population: 120,000
n Elevation 893m, cool
climate, 4 seasons:
pleasant summers (Dec
-February) and white
winters (June- Aug).
§ The biggest ski resort in South
America and a haven for all sports
enthusiasts and travelers.
NAHUEL HUAPI LAKE
What to do in Bariloche?
n Ski & Snowboard
n Mountain Biking
n Cerro Otto
n Cerro Campanario
n Refugio Frey
n Circuito Chico
n Cerro Catedral
n Rock Climbing
n Kite and Wind Surfing
n Horseback Riding
n Isla Victoria/Bosque
n Los Siete Lagos
n El Tronador
n El Bolsón
n Villa Angostura
n Chocolate artesanal
n Cordero Patagónico
n Picada con cerveza
n Alfajores y helados
n Ruta 40
n Puerto Montt
n Puerto Madryn
n Glaciar Perito Moreno
n Volcán Villarrica
OUR TOP 5s
What to Pack
Winter (June – Aug):
Barloche is the biggest ski center
in South America and we have a lot
of snow in winter so make sure you
bring warm clothes and boots, and
ski/snowboard gear. (You can also
rent it here.)
ü Warm Boots
ü Thermal Clothes
ü Ski Gear
ü Gloves, Hat, Scarf
ü Sleeping Bag
ü Trekking Shoes
ü Rain/Wind Jacket
ü Beach towel
Summer (Dec – Feb)
Summers can be nice and
warm but always bring your
jacket with you because the
weather in the mountains is
unstable and windy. You will
have plenty of opportunities
for camping and outdoor
activities so don t forget
comfortable clothing and
camping & sports gear.
Secretaría Municipal de Turismo: Centro Cívico. (10 mins walk from school)
Online Info: http://www.infobariloche.com/
Public transportation: Purchase your prepaid card righ in front of La Montaña: Elflein 313/113
Inter City: http://www.viabariloche.com.ar/ 20% off for our students
Airport: BRC: http://barilocheairport.com/
Shopping: Traditional chocolaterías, cafeterias, breweries, bars, restaurants, artesanal
stores, supermarkets and mountain gear stores are located mostly around Mitre and
Moreno Streets, minutes away from our school.
Hospital Privado Regional - 20 de Febrero 598, (5 mins walk from school)
San Carlos Emergencias - Av. Bustillo 1.000 (15 minutes walk from school)
Pharmacies – the nearest well stocked Pharmacy is 2 mins walk from school
Post Office: Correo Argentino, Moreno 175, (0294) 4423100,
www.correoargentino.com.ar, (2 mins walk from school)
Safety: - The schools is located in a very safe area. There are two Police Stations
nearby: Tiscornia 6 (5 mins walk from school); Centro Civico (8 mins walk from school)
Cost of Living
Urban Bus Ticket $10
Taxi (Remis) from the Airport $300
Taxi (15 blocks) $80
Water, Soda (500ml) $40
Daily menu in a restaurant $100
Sandwich (on the street) $50-$80
Coffee (small cup) $30
Breakfast (coffee+2 croissants) $55--$70
Ice-cream (3 scoops) $45
Cinema Ticket $80
Please check the
current exchange rate
before you come and
shop around before
you buy pesos in
At our school students
can benefit from
discounts in local
shops, restaurants and
*Approximate prices as of March 2015
+ Paying in Argentina
n PAYING YOUR COURSE:
- We advise our students to pay their course in advance by bank transfer or PayPal. We have discounts for early
- You can pay cash on the first day of class. We accept $ARG, $US and Euros. You can always decide to extend
your course once you are here.
LATE ARRIVALS, ABSENCES & EARLY RETURNS: For cancellations before arrival, cancellation fees may
apply. After the program has started: no refunds shall be given for any course, accommodation or any other
services booked. No refunds are given for late students or for loss of classes during the course due to any kind of
absences on the part of the student or for early returns.
IMPORTANT: We want you to make the most of your time with us. In case you feel your educational
expectations are not being fulfilled, you must inform the school director immediately so that we can review your
particular situation an reschedule your Spanish program.
n PAYING IN ARGENTINA:
- Credit cards are generally accepted but there are many places that accept cash only or give discounts for paying
- Bear in mind that, you will get the best deals with dollar cash.
- There are many banks and ATM s near the school. Keep in mind that because of currency control you cannot get
foreign currency from ATM s or banks. Exchange offices. You can exchange foreign currency at various places
and we advise you to first ask around and compare exchange rates.
n La Montaña - LEARN Spanish in Bariloche – the leading
Spanish school in Patagonia is always working to maximize the quality of
the academic and cultural experience of each and every student.
At our Spanish school, the philosophy of tailor-made, one-to-one
courses is applied to small group classes Verónica Leone, Director and
Founder of Spanish in Bariloche.
n Founded July 2002
n Specialized in tailor-made and group
n College Credits
n Founder of AACELE
n Co-working with Universidad de Rio
n Spanish teachers training courses
n Extensive social & cultural activities
+ Who we are:
çVerónica Leone - Director and Founder.
Teaching and leading Spanish immersion
programs since 2002.
è Highly qualified, native speakers
teachers. Specialized in teaching
Spanish as a foreign language.
Our Team and Teachers
Excursions & trips
Environment, Marketing and Social
Adm. and Commercial Consultant
Get in Touch:
251 Elflein, 2do Piso,
San Carlos de Bariloche,
8400 Rio Negro, Argentina
+54 294 4524212