The Myrtle Forest is a unique place in the world, as the other one that existed in Japan was burned years ago. It is situated on the peninsula of Quetrihúa, whose coastal waters of Lake Nahuel Huapi, Neuquen province occupy a total area of 20 hectares. The myrtle is a subtle and charming tree, which belongs to the Andean-Patagonian area and is characterized by its bark which is "painted" with white spots, similar to the skin of the fawns. It grows slowly and reaches a height of 15 meters. Walt Disney filmed the famous movie BAMBI here. It is a truly a magical place. It is definitely worth the visit.
After having traveled 30 km from the entrance of Lanin National Park bordering Lake Huechelafquen, which is stunning and looks like a sea surrounded by mountains, you arrive at Puerto Canoa. From there, we took the catamaran the "two lakes, two volcanoes". It is an impressive ride and the price is decent in comparison with other tours of the South (we almost didn´t do any tours because we had a car and did it on our own but found out the price is quite expensive. But we could not visit this lake on our own). The tour lasts about 90 minutes in which they serve you something to drink and something sweet. Among other things you can see the narrow area where it joins the Huechelafquen with Epulafquen, a river of solidified lava, offering very good views of the volcano Lanin and Niyeu Achén with gulls following the boat and lush green vegetation . After the tour you can visit Puerto Canoa, which is a free interpretive trail called "The Forest" . It lasts for half an hour and you can see the local flora and evolution.
It is at 2570 meters above the sea and there is sparse vegetation and total silence. There are panoramic view. One man, a mountain and the curiosity to know what there is up there ... When I managed to make it to the top, my ears bothered me, the silence was such that my mind invented noise, ringing.
Up there the four winds collided with each other... I felt so small surrounded by so much majesty, faced with so much of God's creation.