Los Antiguos/The City
Los Antiguos city, things to do and see in Los Antiguos
Los Antiguos is located in the Lago Buenos Aires Department north of the province of Santa Cruz, on the south shore of Lake Buenos Aires, on the right bankof Los Antiguos river, which receives as its main tributary to Jeinemeni. This river separates it from the Chilean city of Chile Chico. The environment is shaped by the eastern foothills of the Andes and the Buenos Aires lake. The town is strategically located in the southern half of the tourist corridor, an obligatory stop for travelers along National Route 40 in Argentina heading El Calafate, El Chalten, Torres del Paine, Ushuaia, Bariloche Lago Posadas and Puerto Madryn in the ocean Atlantic, and Villa O'Higgins, Coihaique, Castro and Puerto Montt on the Carretera Austral in Chile. Located just 12 km from Chile Chico (Chile) and - 70 km from Perito Moreno, Los Antiguos is the gateway to the spectacular 41 provincial highway, the road to Monte Zeballos, Roballos Pass which connects to the Carretera Austral Chile, Posadas and Pueyrredon lakes and subsequently to the Cueva de las Manos, one of the most prominent tourist attractions in the region.Los Antiguos is surrounded by numerous farms, producing bitter fruit: cherries, strawberries, raspberries, currant, apple, the most prominent is the production of cherries, for this reason Los Antiguos has been declared National Cherry Capital, celebrating every year, in early January, coinciding with the period of harvest (southern summer), a festival with trick riding gaucho, and folk music recitals with nationally renowned artists, fireworks and a beer festival, receiving thousands of visitors to the country and the world.There is not local transportation in Los Antiguos, the means of transport within the city is the remis / taxi, which is necessary to phone or taking it in the center of the city, on July 11th Avenue in the usual stops of drivers (general store kiosks or bars). The only bank in the former is the Santa Cruz Bank, operates ATM network link, the hours are from 08 AM to 01 PM, Monday through Friday, you can perform all normal banking transactions and also change foreign currency.. The communications consist of different local telephone can make international calls, plus also provide Internet connection service. There are official post offices ( Correo Argentino) and different private couriers (OCA - Andreani). Within the range of alternative activities around Los Antiguos, mentioning a visit to the Cueva de las Manos, the road to Monte Zeballos, Cerro San Lorenzo, Jeinimeni River, trout fishing in the lake Buenos Aires, surrounding rivers and we strongly recommend a visit to a farm where you can meet and work as the production of fine fruits and flowers.