Patagonia - Economic activities





Economic activities


Economic activities :

The 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 global scale.


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.