Puerto Santa Cruz is located on the south bank of the broad estuary of the Santa Cruz river, only 17 km away from the deep water port of Punta Quilla, at the mouth of the river in the Atlantic Ocean.
This city was the capital of Santa Cruz territory until 1904 when Patagonia was still national territory. Access to town is via the National Road No. 3 and No. 288, both paved. It offers a great deal to be a starting point to other tourist sites in the area such as the first Coastal National Park, the caves on the beach and Monte León Island.
Puerto Santa Cruz currently has a population of 3,500 inhabitants and is located on a plain down to the coast, surrounded in part by a plateau that keeps protected from the strong winds to the population and colonies of birds and mammals that seek places like this to see the birth of their babies and youngsters.
Therefore, can be spotted Magellanic penguins, cormorants nesting and heavy sea lions and others on the coast of the city. In addition to the cliffs, caves become true worth to be observed by the patient work of the sea.
On a tour of the city you can see the various monuments that tell the history of Puerto Santa Cruz. Among them are:
In addition, other sites of interest in the city are the Rural Society where fairs are made, auctions of sheep and Livestock Fair in the first half of March. Hot Spring (24 º) that flow from a well 400 meters deep with therapeutic properties and the municipal campsite 1 km from the center. In the vicinity: the Church of the Holy Cross Exaltation, first building facade material that keeps very neat despite the passage of time, and Carlos Borgialli Regional Museum, where you can appreciate the natural area with wildlife and flora of the region and learn about the history, archeology and paleontology of the city.
Scheme Distances from Puerto Santa Cruz
Jaramillo 418 km
Las Heras 566 km
Caleta Olivia 497 km
Puerto Deseado 565 km
Puerto San Julián 159 km
Los Antiguos 791 km
Cdte. Luis Piedra Buena 36 km
Río Gallegos 267 km
El Calafate 302 km
El Chaltén 380 km