locality situated in the Atlantic sector of the province of Río Negro, occupies
the second place as long as tourism affluence to the province is concerned,
after San Carlos de Bariloche.
It posseses 2,5 km. of golden sand beaches bathed by warm waters and gentle
slopes. The sea is blue and is surrounded by huge cliffs, where water and time
have carved beautiful caves that protect the tourist from the Patagonic winds.
Of Mediterranean architecture, this picturesque summer village has variable
coasts that offer the walker sand dunes, ravines, clean sand, and rocky
formations in which mussels and octupus hide.
Located over the San Matías Gulf, its temperate, transparent waters, are ideal
for resting, sporting fishing, walking, fishing and scuba diving. The high
contents of silicon, calcium, sulphur, magnesium, sodium, potassium and iodine
of the sea water, give it hypertonic and curative properties which can be used
in a future thalassotherapy centre.
This place, located at 15 km. of San Antonio Oeste, offers all the necessary
facilities for the tourist: hotels, bungalows, camping lands, restaurants (many
of them specialized in sea fruits), cafeterias, casino, as well as services for
the practice of water and underwater activities.
During the summer season Las Grutas receives a great movement of tourists from
different parts of the country.