Economic activities :
current activities in the Patagonia are based mostly on
tourism, but the exploitation of petroleum
continues to be important and on the hugely vast farms of
the region, sheep breeding is gradually re surfacing,
given the raise in wool prices during the last months on a
Means of Payment :
It is convenient to change currency in Buenos Aires or
Santiago, in order to get better value for Dollars or Euros.
However, credit cards are also widely accepted, except in
smaller and more isolated towns and villages.
In Chile, (especially in hotels) tourists may be required to pay
in dollars, in order to exempt them from the Value Added Tax.
It is not advisable to carry travelers' checks as it is
costly to use them.