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Things to do in Esquel

A 12 kilómetros de Esquel se encuentra el Centro Invernal La Hoya. Cuenta con 24 pistas y es uno de los centros de esquí con las tarifas más bajas en el país.

Flotadas, cabalgatas, rafting, avistaje de aves, pesca deportiva, visitas a los Túneles de Hielo, al Parque Nacional Los Alerces, son algunas de las cosas que se pueden hacer en verano en Esquel.

La ciudad, además, es la primera estación de “La Trochita”, un tren que hoy constituye un verdadero museo andante, ya que su estrucutura y vías sobre las que circula son una reliquia.



About Esquel Esquel is one of the most important tourist destinations in Patagonia, near the Los Alerces National Park and the location of the ski resort La Hoya.
La Trochita: a very unique train An historic express that daily makes its way over a landscape of dreams. It awakens the fascination of the fans because it preserves the original locomotives and wagons.
Los Alerces National Park Among waterfalls, streams and beautiful sceneries and the beginnings of the beautiful Valdiviana Jungle. Trekking or sailing tours, and the possibility of camping within the Los Alerces National Park
Leleque Museum: to the rescue of Patagonian history Historical Museum of Leleque is a carefully crafted space in the middle of the Patagonia steppe. It shows the history, stories and legends of a land largely uninhabited.
Futaleufú dam and river Futaleufu dam is an important structure built during the seventies, whose function is to generate power to meet Aluar's demand on the coast of Chubut.
A trip to Chile from Esquel The San Rafael Glacier, located in the homonymous lake in Chile, provides an excellent excuse for a unique tour visiting the mountain forests near Esquel, the beautiful Valdiviana forest in Chile and return through the north of Santa Cruz.
From Esquel: Lago Puelo National Park Less than 200 kilometers from Esquel, traveling a nice path between foothills hills, one reaches the Lago Puelo National Park, which offers beautiful sceneries and countless activities.
Esquel hosts cycling competetitions Esquel is one of the host cities of national cycling championships.
Fishing in Esquel: Futaleufu River basin In the Esquel region most rivers drain into the Pacific allowing fishing of species that are commonly found in Chilean rivers.
More than 100 years since the referendum A fact that few people in this country are aware of is that in 1902 Trevelín Welsh settlers chose to be Argentine and not Chilean, certainly influencing the final decision of the arbitration award on these lands.
Colony Lago Rosario Told by its protagonists, the moving story of the inhabitants of the Colony Lago Rosario has been published in the book "Memorias de Humo".
Summer in Esquel Horseback riding, rafting, bird watching, visits to Ice Tunnels and to the Los Alerces National Park are some things you can do during the summer in Esquel.
Recipe to spend great family holidays A journey of ten days to know Esquel and its surroundings, where you can enjoy the best scenery in Patagonia.
La Hoya Ski Resort It offers the lowest rates of all the Argentine ski resorts, a location that lets you keep the snow well into October and lots of fun in the La Hoya Ski Resort, Esquel.
National Ski Festival In September the traditional National Ski Festival takes place in La Hoya ski resort of Esquel.
Nant and Fall Waterfalls Traveling to Nant and Fall Waterfalls Provincial Reserve, 3 km towards Trevelin from Esquel.
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid in Patagonia Strange stories in Patagonia include the one of the famous bank robbers Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid who lived in Esquel.
Technical Information of La Hoya's slopes Technical Information of the ski resort La Hoya in Esquel.
1902 Referendum: historical research book Historical research on the April 30, 1902 Referendum, when a group of Welsh people determined Argentine dominance over the lands of the valley 16 de Octubre in Esquel.
Book about the Patagonia Express called La Trochita A book with all the history, memories and anecdotes of famous narrow gauge railway La Trochita, also known as The Old Patagonian Express, which is National Historic Monument in Esquel.
Patagonian Express: A fan talks about La Trochita Tales of a fan of La Trochita from a train expert.
La Trochita: railway equipment, the main attraction Experiences and anecdotes from a fan of Old Patagonian Express going from Esquel to El Maitén.
Valle de los Altares, canyons in Patagonia The strange rock formations of the Valle de los Altares, simulating altars and natural totem resembles a Jurassic landscape ideal for walking and photographic safaris.
Tetrathlon of Esquel The city of Esquel holds every September, the Douglas Berwyn Tetrathlon, a competition that attracts hundreds of participants each year since 1986.

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