EL BOLSÓN

 

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This small village is located in the southwest of the province of Río Negro, right in the angle formed by the Andes Mountain Range and the 42th parallel (provincial border with Chubut). It is embedded in a picturesque and colourful mountain valley that ends up in the Puelo lake.
Among sierras, wearing a simple aspect, its building style- mostly made of stone with cypress tiled roofs, greatly impress the tourist in a countryside and wooded mountains frame where the streams and falls originated by the high mountains' thaw do not fail to exist, turning this place into a paradisiacal landscape filled with fresh aromas. 
El Bolsón currently lodges the descendants of the different original groups which, coming from the most faraway corners of the world have laid the foundations of an active agricultural and cattle breeding community devoted to the intensive growing of hops- it is a vegetal species that gives flavour to beer and generates an important economic profit to the region. This has promoted the annual celebration of the National Hops Festivity that takes place in the month of February. 
The production of goat and sheep milk and its derivatives, are other activities that promote the progress of El Bolsón.
There are also artisans that work with wood and others that imposed the organic agriculture. This type of agriculturalists, favoured by the benign microclimate of the region, are devoted to the growing of fine fruits without the use of pesticides and agrochemicals. This quality has turned the strawberries, raspberries, and the sweet marmalades of the region into quite required products by the local and international markets. 
All this production makes the gastronomy of the zone stand out for being very healthy. 
The city posseses hotels and cabins of good quality, appart from offering the possibility of taking lodging in country establishments  seeing and taking part in the country activities.

Lago Puelo National Park
Agroturism
Skiing at Perito Moreno and andinism at Pilquitrón
Variety of terrestrial, lacustrine tours and adventure activities 
 

Location


Province of Río Negro

Average Temperature
(Celsius) 
Summer 23º / 6º
Winter 8º / -1º

Population
(Habitantes)
10.000

Height
(m.a.s.l.)
350

Distances
(Kilometres)
PROVINCE'S CAPITALS
Buenos Aires 1716
Córdoba 1685
Corrientes 2356
Formosa 2489
La Plata 1688
La Rioja 1862
Mendoza 1382
Neuquén 573
Paraná 1821
Posadas 2614
Rawson 758
Resistencia 2330
Río Gallegos 1469
Salta 2533
S.F.V.Catamarca 1990
San Juan 1546
San Luis 1341
S.M.Tucumán 2237
S.S.Jujuy 2558
Santa Fe 1792
Santa Rosa 1079
Sgo. del Estero 2116
Ushuaia 2071
Viedma 1118
POINTS OF THIS ZONE
El Maitén 57
Epuyén 42
Esquel 167
Lago Futalaufquen 118
Parque N. Lago Puelo 15
S. C. de Bariloche 123
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