Negro River's Upper Valley

Villa Regina

It is founded as an agricultural colony on November 7, 1924 by Engineer Felipe Bonoli and the contribution of four hundred Italian families arrived from the first postwar period.

In the beginning it was called Colonia Regina Alvear, and then in homage to this woman, wife of the then Argentine president Marcelo Torcuato de Alvear, Villa Regina.

Located in the southeastern area of ​​the Alto Valle del Río Negro, it is the third largest city. Its 25,000 souls are dedicated especially to the cultivation of fruits such as apples, pears and also large areas cultivated with vines. For this reason, the Provincial Festival of the Harvest is held annually in March.

The layout of its streets is very irregular and the city is divided by Route 22 that crosses through the middle of it.

When arriving at Villa Regina the first thing that will catch your attention will be a monument on the walls, it is the Comahue Indian; an excellent panoramic point towards the city and a great part of this spectacular valley.

About 10 kms. there is the Negro River where is the Villa Regina Yacht Club and a raft service to cross to Island 58 which is actually a small peninsula surrounded by a dry arm of the river.

It is a great place to spend the day outdoors. You can enjoy a pleasant bath and there is also a campsite with essential services.

While in this region, you can not miss an establishment dedicated to the fruit industry. Close to Route 22 is Cooperativa La Reginense, more than 56 years producing wines, champagnes, juices and its specialty, the famous cider “La Reginense”.

This city is called the Pearl of the Valley and rightly so: it is another place to discover in the fantastic Patagonia Argentina.