Founded in 1897, this little town is placed in the southern center of the Province of Chubut, 145 Km. from Comodoro Rivadavia.
Located between Colhu√©-Huapi and Musters Lakes (suitable spots to practice water sports, sport fishing), its valley is irrigated by Senguer River.
Its main attraction is the¬†Jos√© Ormachea Petrified Forest.
It is estimated that seventy million years ago there were thick forests, giant reptiles and a damp weather in this region. The petrified tree trunks in the middle of this lunar scenery and the surrounding hills make of this place a must-visit.
You shouldn’t miss “Manos Pintadas” (painted hands) either, where you’ll find prehistoric art near the bed of the Seco River, evidence of a long lost culture.
What to see around?
- Lakes Muster, Colhue Huapi and the Senguer River
- Painted Hands Cave
- Sarazola Caves
- Jos√© Ormachea Petrified Forest