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
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.