Summer is the high season in Tierra del Fuego. Hoards of tourists come from all over the world. Dozens of hostels, cabaÃ±as (cabins) and campgrounds open from October to March. Whwn all the rooms fill in the southern city, folks stay in Tolhuin and RÃo Grande. Reservations are essential. Prices increase and rooms fill quickly.
After Semana Santa (Easter Week) many hotels close until the next spring. Hotels remaining open offer special rates. The seasonal death toll for campgrounds is when the cold sets in.
Winter marks a second high season, when Argentines, Brazilians and sports enthusiasts descend on Ushuaia to ski, snowboard and play in the snow. As lodging fills, the overflow spreads to Tolhuin and RÃo Grande. If planning on spending long-tern in Ushuaia or other places, look for monthly deals at some of the smaller hotels.
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