Things to do in Río Negro
Villa Regina: the Pearl of the Valley Known as the "Pearl of the Valley", Villa Regina offers places to visit, enjoy free time and parties that attract people from throughout the region. Provincial Vintage Festival In Villa Regina it is performed a tribute to the producers and the fruit that is one of the most important in the region. This is the Provincial Vintage Festival. Island 58 in Villa Regina The resort Island 58 is located 8 km from the center of Villa Regina. It is a good option for those who want to enjoy a day at the beach and do outdoor activities. Río Negro International Regatta The Río Negro International Regatta involves a distance of 6 stages with two breaks, starting in the capital of the province of Neuquén and ending in the beach resort of Viedma, the capital city of Río Negro. A visit to Viedma's farms In Viedma you can learn all about the fruit production in the area, an interesting program for those who come to this region of Patagonia. The Patagones-Viedma water race. The Patagones-Viedma is a water festival that includes several disciplines, including the second stage of the Grand Prix of International Swimming and High Diving demonstrations. San Antonio Oeste: a fishing town San Antonio Oeste is a small town dedicated to commercial fishing. In recent years it has grown thanks to its location near the deepwater port, and Las Grutas the largest beach destination in Patagonia. Activities and tours in San Antonio Oeste From meeting fisheries, to observe the sea lions of the harbor and gather oysters. These are just some of the options available to the visitor in San Antonio Oeste. Port of San Antonio Este The Port of San Antonio Este is one of the busiest in Patagonia. From this deep-water port, big ships carry famous apples and other fruits from Río Negro to worldwide destinations. Tournament The 6 Hours of Silverside The city of San Antonio Oeste holds every October a competition that brings together local fishermen eager to conquer good specimens of silverside. This is the fishing tournament "The 6 Hours of Silverside". Las Grutas: warm waters and cliffs Las Grutas on the coast of Rio Negro, receives thousands of visitors who come to enjoy its beautiful beaches and cliffs, and the warm waters that bathe its shores. San Antonio Bay Nature Reserve San Antonio Bay is one of the most important ecological reserves in Patagonia, covering about 50 km, between Las Grutas and Puerto San Antonio Este. In its wetlands, migratory birds rest and find the food necessary to survive. Fort Argentino: a place to discover A few kilometers from the beaches of Las Grutas there is a special place where to experience an adventure, Fort Argentino. Its landscape, its history, its mystique, all manage to amaze the tourists who visit Patagonia. National Blue Gulf Festival The Blue Gulf Festival and the Tide Festival are celebrated in Las Grutas in the month of February. You can enjoy free live shows, sports and other activities. Fishing from shore Some tips to consider when fishing from shores of Las Grutas in Patagonia. Whales also choose Las Grutas From the beaches of Las Grutas you can spot, southern right whales, the giants of the Patagonia coast along with commersons, dolphins and sea lions. Bird Observatory in Las Grutas Vuelo Latitud 40 is an interpretation and bird observation center located on the coast of Las Grutas in Patagonia. An unforgettable experience for bird watching. Don Félix Underwater Park Don Félix Underwater Park is one of the main tourist attractions of Las Gritas and a magic place for diving practice. Piedras Coloradas near Las Grutas Piedras Colorados beach, only 5 kilometers from Las Grutas, has become the venue for those seeking a combination of peace and tranquility with a unique landscape. National Apple Festival Each february General Roca lives a new edition of the already famous National Apple Festival. The irrigation channel and its parks The secondary irrigation canal runs through the center of General Roca, and the squares on its banks are the perfect site for hiking, hanging out with friends or just having a moment of relaxation. Vuelta de la Manzana Rally "Vuelta de la Manzana" Rally is organize every year by the Drivers Association of General Roca (AVGR). Is one of the most important automotive events in Patagonia and in Argentina. Museums in General Roca There are many museums in General Roca. They are good places to learn about history and art of the city. Through the Negro River shores Throughout the coastal area of Negro River there are places of great beauty for camping, water sports, fishing or recreation The apple route A tourist circuit to learn about fruit production, the colorful surroundings of General Roca and its history through visits to barns, farms, wineries, museums and monuments. Valley of the Moon in General Roca As its name implies, the Valley of the Moon, about 18 miles from Roca, seems like a replica of the desert geography of the earth satellite. It greatly contrasts with the green of the apple orchards nearby. Air Festival in General Roca The flying club of General Roca performs different activities during the year such as first flights, courses for pilots, meetings planners and air shows.
Cerro Piltriquitrón At the foothills of Piltriquitrón hill it is the city of El Bolson. On clear days, from the shelter, you can see the Tronador 100 km away Los Nogales road - Nahuelpan From El Bolsón through the Camino de Los Nogales you can observe hop gardens, fine fruit, organic vegetables, flowers, dairy, nursery, cheese factories, among others. Cerro Amigo in El Bolsón Cerro Amigo is located 2 kilometers from the center of El Bolson and is reachable on foot or by car. From El Bolsón to Perito Moreno Glacier following the coast Here is a special tour for those who enjoy driving. A journey of 2,000 kilometers starting in El Bolson, bordering the Andes, passing through living forests, fossils, crossing to the Patagonian coast, and ending in the Perito Moreno glacier. El Bolsón in autumn Autumn is a good time to visit El Bolson. Fewer tourists make it an ideal alternative to summer. Hops National Festival The Hop Festival takes place in March in the grounds of the airport of El Bolson, admission is free. Eco Adventure in El Bolsón Two days of competition in which 150 kilometers are traveled in canoes, mountain biking and trekking in El Bolson. Winter activities in El Bolsón From El Bolson to the winter sports center Cerro Perito Moreno can take a tour of the many activities such as trekking in the snow, snowshoe trekking or enjoing hot chocolate in a snow igloo. Camping in El Bolsón Some recommendations of the direction of Tourism of El Bolson when camping in the area. Laos Refugees in the Middle Valley The Hmoobs in Middle Valley. Their arrival and establishment, despite having to endure being included within the group of "Laotionas" even if they were not. Provincial Calf Festival Choele Choel has one of the most important festivals in Patagonia. There takes place the Provincial Calf Festival as a recognition of the livestock vaccine that predominates in the region. Cipolletti: general information This important service center for the main activity in the area, the fruit, is located where the rivers Neuquén and Limay join to form the Negro River. Banks, cider factories and museums are the main attractions to visit in Cipolletti. The circuit of the south bank of Negro River From Cipolletti you can start a tour by the south bank of the rivers Limay and Negro. A tourist corridor with landscapes ranging from river oasis to semi-desert land, where you can see paleontological remains and cave paintings. Jordán island in Cipolletti Jordán Island, located along the Negro River, is the resort par excellence of Cipolletti. Locals and visitors come when the heat gets worse in summer. Las Perlas in Cipolletti Rincón Las Perlas is a population of about 800 people that is part of the municipality of Cipolletti. Playaventura, a place to spend your vacation In Cipolletti there is Playaventura, a place with campsite for families or friends where you can horseback riding, fishing, rappelling, climbing. There are also pools and games for kids. Carlos Ameghino Provincial Museum Cipolletti offers a way to explore the wildlife that inhabited the area of the valley for thousands of years, the Carlos Ameghino Provincial Museum. Catriel: general data Very close to the quatripartite limit between the provinces of Mendoza, La Pampa, Neuquén and Río Negro it is the town of Catriel, a people born from the oil and today it is the most important settlement in the northwest of Río Negro. Attractions of Catriel Natural viewpoints, breathtaking sights as the Valley of the Moon and the banks of the Colorado River, an artificial lake and other works made by man are the main attractions of the town of Catriel. Provincial Oil Festival An event that commemorates the discovery of oil in the region and pays tribute to the economic activity per excellence of Catriel. The oil industry is the engine of growth of the town. Allen: pear's national capital Allen is located in the Upper Valley of Negro River. Its main economic activity is the fruit production, and each year celebrates there the National Pear Festival. National Pear Festival Each year Allen prepares itself to pay tribute to one of the main fruits of harvest and of course to the producers that are the heart of the productive machinery. This is the National Pear Festival. Flying Club of Allen Baptism flights, courses, short-haul flights and much more can be enjoyed at the Flying Club of Allen. Tour of the Valley of Cicling in Allen Each November the City of Allen does one of the most important cycling test in the Upper Valley of Negro River. This is the Tour of the Valley, a competition that calls for hundreds of runners across the country. Fishing off the coast of Patagonia The Patagonian coast is extensive: more than 2,000 km of coastline. And there is no limit to the catch. In addition, you can choose between fishing from the coast and on a boat. Bubalcó, the valley's zoo Bubalcó is a project dedicated to the breeding and exhibition of species of native and exotic wildlife in the valley of Negro River. It is an area of 34 hectares located on the island 19 near the city of Allen. Spring in Patagonia During spring Patagonia is full of colors and joy. With the first warm days there are many activities that can be performed leaving behind the snow, skiing and cold. Cinco Saltos: general data Cinco Saltos is very close to the Ingeniero Ballester Dam, from where departs all irrigation for fruit production in the area. From there you can visit the farms in the area and the lake Pellegrini, a very popular summer resort. To the Somuncurá Plateau Cave paintings, guanacos, rock formations and springs are part of the Natural Protected Area Somuncurá Plateau. A fascinating place for a photographic safari, to learn and explore. Provincial Michay Festival Ingeniero Jacobacci prepares every year to enjoy the Provincial Michay Festival, a feast that shows the work that artisans and producers do and which highlights the benefits of the fruit of the michay. Río Colorado: getaway to Río Negro Río Colorado's two main pillars are agriculture and livestock. It is, in addition, a must place for tourist from the east of the country that come to Patagonia. Río Colorado, what to visit Near the town of Río Colorado there are places you can visit by car, bicycle or walk, where you can learn a little about the history and production activity in the valley of Río Negro. Rural tourism in the South Line Very close to the plateau of Somoncurá there are farms where you can make rural tourism. Los Menucos offers different places to learn about the lifestyle of the region and enjoy nature. Somoncurá Plateau Somuncurá Plateau lies between the south-central province of Río Negro and the center-north of Chubut, divided by the 42° parallel that separates the two provinces of the Patagonia, Argentina. Guanaco wool The sale of guanaco wool as an alternative to the producers of Los Menucos. Los Menucos: general information Los Menucos is one of the most important towns of the South Line and link to the Upper Valley of Río Negro. Its main economic activities are cattle ranching and the extraction of slab stone. Playas Doradas: sands with a special glint Playas Doradas is a sandy beach located 32 kilometers from Sierra Grande, which in the first decade of XXI century has grown strongly becoming one of the best beaches in Patagonia. What to do in Playas Doradas Playas Doradas is becoming one of the destinations most often chosen by tourists coming to Patagonia. A place that offers plenty to do. The Playas Doradas Provincial Festival During the month of February Playas Doradas celebrates it's Provincial Festival with the participation of artisans, artists and the traditional fireworks. The Triathlon in Playas Doradas In late February the Adventure Triathlon is held in Playas Doradas, an event that was born in 2009 and promises to be one of the major races on the athletics calendar. Popular Filleted and Fried Food in the Patagonia A very special proposal presents the resort of Playas Doradas on Easter Friday when a Popular Filleted and Fried Food is celebrated, cooking fish from the area. It is followed by a fishing tournament on Saturday. Pilgrimage to Ceferino in Chimpay Chimpay prepares itself every last weekend of August for the annual event that attracts thousands of faithful across the country and the world. The pilgrims go there to renew their faith in the Blessed Ceferino Namuncurá. Chimpay: home of the Saint of Patagonia The town of Chimpay is located in the Middle Valley of Negro River and is dedicated mainly to fruit growing, especially the production of cherries. It is also home of the Saint of Patagonia, Ceferino Namuncurá. Luis Beltrán: general information The city of Luis Beltrán, located in the Middle Valley of Río Negro, is known for its industrial park and processing of wine and concentrated juice. Provincial Irrigation Channels Festival The town of Luis Beltrán pays tribute in September to the Irrigation System of the Negro River Valley by means of the Provincial Irrigation Channels Festival. Provincial Puestero and Family Festival The city of Luis Beltrán organizes every March an event that brings together the whole family and community around traditional activities in Argentina. It is the Provincial Puestero and Family Festival, which honors the farm man, popularly known as "gauchos". Circuito Chico The Cicuito Chico is a tour around Bariloche, to see the most important attractions in the area, including the Llao Llao Peninsula and Lake Moreno. El Bolsón from Bariloche From Bariloche you can visit numerous places, including El Bolsón, a beautiful mountain village located at the foot of the Piltriquitrón hill.
Colonia Suiza in Bariloche The Colonia Suiza in Bariloche is ideal for touring in a day. Famous are its gastronomy and homemade sweets.
The imposing Llao Llao Hotel Llao Llao Hotel was built in 1935. It suffered successive crises but always maintained its glory. It is one of the most well known postcards of Patagonia.
Fishing in Bariloche In Bariloche and its surroundings you can practice sport fishing in rivers and lakes and you can get trouts and native species such as mackerel and perch, always in a regulated framework to protect the fish.
Made in Bariloche Bariloche has inspired artisans and producers who sell their local products. You can find everything from iron and wood crafts, organic vegetables and smoked foods. Chocolate, a trademark of Bariloche Europeans who migrated to Bariloche in the early twentieth century brought this delicacy. Today, few visitors leave the city without taking even a box of the famous "Bariloche chocolate". Tren Patagónico The Tren Patagónico is one of the most complete transports for all residents and tourists in the southern province of Río Negro.
An adventure on rails. Activities to do in Bariloche A summary of the places you can visit in the beautiful city of Bariloche, which includes the main museums and tours. Bariloche by steam train This historic train excursions leaves from the railway station of San Carlos de Bariloche and runs along the shores of Lake Nahuel Huapi. National Snow Festival in Bariloche Each year the National Snow Festival takes place in Bariloche , where you can enjoy traditional competitions, shows and the long-awaited election of the queen. Cerro Catedral in summer too Visitors can climb Cerro Bariloche which also offers summer activities like mountain bikes, climbing and games for kids, among other things.
4 Refugios Race The 4 Refugios Race is a competition in which 4 mountain shelters of Bariloche are visited, an event that brings together hundreds of athletes every year. Tetra Catedral Tetra Cathedral is an event disputed in Bariloche that involves 4 disciplines (ski, mountain bike, kayak and trekking) and hundreds of athletes every year. Live Adventure Week in Bariloche In Bariloche the first week of November goes to competitions, sports, cultural and recrattional activities. It is known as Adventure Week. The Mil Millas Race, a classic in Bariloche The Mil Millas is a race involving classic and sport cars. It is held in November in Bariloche and also covers the towns of Villa La Angostura, San Martin de los Andes, Junín de los Andes and El Bolsón. Trekking: Frey Shelter of Bariloche Frey Shelter is one of the most important refuges on Cerro Catedral in Bariloche. Hundreds of tourists arrive there every year, many looking for the famous rocks to climb. Trekking: Cerro López Shelter The Lopez shelter is a resting place on Cerro López in Bariloche. From there you can perform a tour to La Hoya del López or Pico Turista. Luis Broger: a chocolate maker with history Luis Broger, a descendent of the Goye, was the founder of 3 companies of chocolates in Bariloche and nowadays is in charge of "Tante Frida", which has its headquarters in Bariloche and branches in Villa. La Angostura, Neuquén and Buenos Aires. Campings in Bariloche Recommendations for camping in the mountains of Bariloche according to the municipal tourism management. A visit to Leones Hill Leones Hill is near Bariloche and it is a beautiful trip for the whole family. Visit its cave and underground lake. Agrotourism in Bariloche In recent years several farms began to produce organic foods. This can be enjoyed by visiting them. Del Turista Chocolates from Bariloche The first chocolate factory in Bariloche was Del Turista. Today it is a large company that distributes nearly 90% of its production outside the city.
Mountain bike in arroyo Las Bayas Las Bayas stream on the outskirts of Bariloche is one of the alternatives for Mountain Bike, proposed by the Veteranos Biónicos, experts in the subject. Trekking, a mountain adventure Trekking is one of the best activities for learning about nature, especially in Bariloche, a paradise full of magical places and unforgettable postcards. Piedras Blancas Ski Resort Piedras Blancas Ski Resort is a new place to enjoy the snow in Bariloche. Ideal for a first experience with the snow on the Cerro Otto. Nahuel Huapi National Park Nahuel Huapi National Park covers 705,000 hectares in the southwest of Neuquén province and northwest of Río Negro province. It was created in 1934 with the aim of preserving a representative area of the northern Andean region of Patagonia. Lamarque: general data Lamarque is one of the towns that make up the Middle Valley of Negro river and its main economic activity makes it the national capital of the tomato. Paleontological Museum of Lamarque The Paleontological Museum of Lamarque has very important pieces and it have been working for several years to maintain and conserve the paleontological deposits of the area. International Fried Cake Festival Each year in the town of Lamarque people gather for a celebration with lots of flavor. To weave the different ethnics and cultures of the city it is held the International Fried Cake Festival, so as to expose the customs of each region. Pomona: general data Pomona is called the "Garden of Río Negro" by the awesome truth of the streets. Located in the Middle Valley of Negro River is dedicated mainly to fruit growing. Darwin: general data The town of Darwin is a small town located at the side of National Route 22 and makes up the Middle Valley of Negro River. Provincial Railroad Worker Festival The town of Darwin celebrates every year in February the Provincial Railroad Worker Festival to honor all workers who were protagonists of the birth and growth of towns in the middle valley of Negro River. Coronel Belisle The origin of the town of Coronel Belisle is back to the time of the Desert Campaign in Patagonia. It is one of the locations of the Middle Valley of the Negro River. Fishing in Río Negro Río Negro province has many places to practice sport fishing, both in the mountainous area around Bariloche and in the Negro River which flows into the Atlantic Ocean. Maquinchao: Capital of the Wool Provincial Capital of the Wool and one of the members of the South Line of Río Negro. This defines Maquinchao City, on National Route Nº 23, devoted almost exclusively to cattle raising, although rural tourism has increased greatly in recent years. Provincial Wool Festival Cada mes de febrero la ciudad de Maquinchao se viste de fiesta para homenajear a la actividad productiva predominante de la región. Se realiza la Fiesta Provincial de la Lana.
Every February Maquinchao city dresses up to celebrate the predominant productive activity in the region. The Provincial Wool Festival takes place. Valcheta: the oasis of the South Line Valcheta City is part of the Río Negro's south line, which is devoted primarily to livestock. Its proximity to the Somuncurá Plateau and the petrified forest make it a privileged tourist destination. Touring Valcheta Valcheta has many places to visit and learn about the history and culture of the region. Cultural-Historic circuit in Valcheta The town of Valcheta has designed a circuit in order to identify all existing resources in it, whether natural, cultural, human and infrastructural of a great tourist value. National Matra and Crafts Festival The town of Valcheta is unique, like the entire department of the same name, for being the area of residence of the artisan weavers of "matras". For that reason and to keep revaluing the ancestral culture it is held every June 19 the Matra and Crafts Festival. Kitesurf neet in El Cóndor The National Kitesurf Meet take splace in the resort El Cóndor every year. This area has ideal weather for sports such as windsurfing, surfing, kite surfing, sand yachting, etc. El Cóndor: more than a resort From the shores of El Cóndor you can discover magical places and spend a wonderful stay. El Faro, viewpoints and other beaches are among the attractions. Sea and Camper Festival The city of Viedma organizes the Sea and Camper Festival in the resort El Cóndor to kick off every summer season and pay homage to the sea and its bounty.