Laguna Nimes is a wildlife refuge that is located just 1 km from the center of El Calafate and very near Lake Argentino.
This is an area with great variety of birds such as flamingos, black-necked swans, ducks, grebes silver, among others. It is an ideal place to visit during the summer, at dawn or dusk. In winter it is very busy because it becomes an ice rink. Walk about 500 m. more you reach the shore of Lake Argentino.
No other region of the Patagonian Andes like this around lakes Argentino and Viedma, provides as strong contiguity between each of the areas regularly visited by international tourists thanks to the beauty of the landscape and its previously unknown areas by climbers.
The boundary between the two is given by the same disposition of the territory, where the plains and the mountains, the plains and the rain forest, where lakes and glaciers are both obstacles and possible route of entry.
In this ecological environment designed a circuit with trails and educational posters that go a little over 2,500 meters. The guides await visitors at the door of the reserve to help them interpret the natural environment. Also in the area of income is a complete herbal, by which people can identify native plants.
The reserve has good vantage points for observing how they feed the flamingos, geese, grebes silver, black-necked swans, storks, lapwings, ducks, coots, hawks, and chimangos, including 70 species on the reeds.