Esquel is a growing mountain town that is reasonably wealthy.
 Get in
Esquel has a proper bus terminal and has several busses coming to and from Bariloche, El Bolson, and other cities in the south every day.
 Get around
The city is walkable, but there are local busses and taxis available as well.
[add listing] See
Mountains surround the city and Los Alerces National Park is close by.
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There are 2 treks that can be done in the city and several more in Los Alerces National Park. As of March 2013 it is the off season and there are only busses going to the park once per day on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays which leave at 8am and leave the park the same day around 6:45 pm which would get you back to Esquel around 8:30pm. It costs A$95, with an additional entrance fee of A$65. There are several decent campsites with little shops that sell food and other supplies within the park, so a multi day trip may be better. Esquel has a tourist information center which you may want to consult before heading to the park. They do have English speakers. The park also has an information center if the information provided by the folks in Esquel is not adequate.
[add listing] Buy
There are a lot of mid-range and high end shops in town selling camping and trekking gear.
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There are several restaurants and a surprisingly well stocked grocery store in town.
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[add listing] Sleep
There are several hostels available in the city, but some are abo9ut a 20-30 minute walk from the bus terminal.
There are a few small inns scattered about the city.
 Get out
Go to Futaleufu for white water rafting.
Marga has a direct bus to El Charten which leaves on odd days of the month at 10:30pm as of March 2013.
Daily buses also leave for Rio, Buenos Aires, Puerto Madryn, Bariloche, Calafate (via ruta 40, 26 hours, 420 pesos, 00:40 every other day) and Calafate via Rio Gallegos (24 hours, 405 pesos, 13:30 daily). Check plataforma10 for details or Taqsa. * Plataforma10, . edit, * Taqsa, . edit