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The city of Caleta Olivia offers tourists a host of activities and places to meet in its territory and its surroundings where you can learn about the history, geography and fauna of the locality.

The main attraction of this city of Santa Cruz is without a doubt, its typical Patagonian coast presents an unforgettable postcard from majestic cliffs and beaches of fine sand and pebble.

costaThe coastal trail is used by residents and tourist for recreation activities. Photo courtesy of A. Patrian

The coast is ideal for walking at low tide along the cove where you can spot gulls, cormorants and on the rock some mussels, snails, starfish and sea urchins, seaweed green, red and brown. Or cycling on the Paseo Costero, which is an attraction for the extension of the same from north to south of the city ending with a panoramic view of Puerto Caleta Paula.

If we travel 10 km south on National Route No. 3 arrived at the Lobería Punta Sur on Puerto Caleta Paula, a colony of sea lions in a hair from a large population that can be visited any time of year. This species has been declared a Natural Municiapl Monument.

Also if you want to know the flora and fauna we can make an Interpretive Trail 15 km south of the town belonging to the Center for Sports Activities in Support of Science and Ecology. Or look at the unique natural attraction that presents the Patagonian steppe, with plateaus that reach the sea, forming the great cliffs.

There may also be observed Patagonian wildlife species such as guanacos, martinetas, European hares, owls, hawks, the cuis chico and the eagle among others. While the predominant flora of the steppe is characterized by the presence of low bushes that line the Patagonian soil.

For recreation even in nature and the outdoors can access the Municipal Beach, located between the Municipal Sports Complex and the old pier, which during summer season provides residents and tourists the chance to enjoy the sun, and nautical activities and dip in the clear waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

In summer you can enjoy beautiful beaches, where you can enjoy the sun and recreation and water sports, as well as practicing coastal fisheries in the Gulf San Jorge, as it gathers all the necessary conditions for this sport . It can be captured specimens of Patagonian silverside and snook throughout the year and in summer (December to March) are achieved rays, sharks, rooster fish, grouper and halibut.

Different beaches of the place

Beaches of the North Area Beaches of the South Area
  • Laguna de Los Patos: 5 km.
  • Fratszcher: 9 km.
  • Cerrito: 14 km.
  • La Escondida: 18 km.
  • Puente Roto: 20 km.
  • La Encajada: 22 km.
  • Bajada de la Osa: 30 km.
  • La Lobería: 38 km.
  • Playa Alsina: 40 km.
  • Playa La Cantera: 45 km.
  • Playa Bonita: 52 km.
  • Lancha de Agüero: 12 km.
  • El Cruce: 16 km.
  • La Zaranda: 23 km.
  • Bahía Lángara: 24 km.
  • SUPE: 30 km.
  • Los Sauces: 31 km.
  • Las Golondrinas: 34 km.
  • Barco Hundido: 35 km.

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