It's always hard to find a favorite place when up against competition from the likes of Patagonia. Villa La Angostura is a gorgeous Swiss-style chalet town in Argentina along one of the most scenic mountain driving routes I have ever been lucky enough to experience — the route of the seven lakes.
It’s truly a place to stop and reflect, faced with the stunning Andes across the most beautiful of mineral lakes. The variation of landscape from the pine tree-covered slopes of Bariloche to the dramatic rocky canyons to the north (all in one day!) is an absolute feast which I highly recommend for drivers of all levels of experience.