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Cape Two Bays is considered the most beautiful in the coastal protected area system by contrasting their brownstones landscape and the blue sea.

It has an extraordinary diversity of wildlife is inhabited not only by penguins Magellanic but also seals, guanacos and cormorants, among other wildlife. Some of seabirds that inhabit this place used as the sole breeding site.

The total area of the Marine Park is 132 124 hectares and consists of coastal territory, insular, marine (sea bed and subsoil) and airspace, stretching from about Moreno Island to Island Quintano, between the towns of Shrimp and Comodoro Rivadavia, in the northern San Jorge Gulf.

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This park was created in August 2007 by a national decree signed by the former President of Argentina, Nestor Kirchner and the current governor of the province of Chubut , Mario Das Neves. The purpose of it is to create a space for conservation, management and wise use of marine and terrestrial species and their habitats.

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One of the great attractions of this reserve is the chance to walk among the penguins in their habitat. Interact with them without disturbing them. Since the service infrastructure for the tourist is away from the specific place where the birds live and is the least possible impact on the site.

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Living with the penguins for a few hours, visitors can follow their customs, watch very closely how they feed the pigeons, know what their mating rituals, which are fighting for the defense of territory, and how they build their nests to house the whole family.

The birds arrive here each year to nest, mate, give birth and molt plumage then the journey back to northeastern South America and return the following year cycle.

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Although the visitor can be within inches of the penguins, you should never disturb or touch. Do not forget for a moment that this is a Protected Area, a special site dedicated to preserving the wild and thus enable effective protection and conservation of wildlife. Moreover, while the Penguins are harmless in normal, feeling threatened defend themselves with their beak, very strong and sharp.

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Where is and how we got.

On the Atlantic coast and half way between Rawson and Comodoro Rivadavia is the small town of Camarones. The way to get there by land is taking National Route No. 3. The 1,640 kilometer may take Provincial Highway No. 30 to the east, towards Shrimp, a charming village located on the shores of the bay of the same name. Here you can find hotels and standard restaurants with seafood specialties. Located 30 kilometers to the south is Cape Two Bays booking.

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The entrance to the protected area has a value of $ 2 for residents of Chubut, $ 6 for Argentines ($ 3 children) and $ 20 for foreigners ($ 10 children). All rates are for a single person. Also charged per vehicle according to its size: up to 4 passengers $ 3, up to 20 passengers $ 5, more than 20 passengers $ 10. The hours are from 8AM to 6PM.

Infrastructure.

The entrance to the reserve is by the position of Save wildlife, where the road ends. There is payable entry and get information about the different paths and how to behave.

The parking area for vehicles is already in the reserve, so it is necessary to move those feet with caution.

Once in the area trails, you will see that the area of ​​access allowed is bounded by a fence. Respect it!

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Choele Choel was founded July 9 1879 by the general Conrado Villegas in the island Pacheco, with the name Nicolás Avellaneda. It was razed little time later by a flood and the soldiers and their families, next to some civilians, they settled in the well-known place as Pampas de losMolinos, where it remained up to March of l882 18, it dates in that was transferred to their current location.

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Starting from that moment happening made of transcendency that marked the history of Choele Choel, as the installation of a post office in 1883 left, the installation in the place of the salecianos in 1890, the creation of the school Nº 10 in 1904, the creation of the popular library in 1917, the first sawmill and the origin of the Club Choele Choel.

The area has been populated with races and ethnoses of all parts of the world. There are from refugees from Laos, arrived in the years 70, until old orthodox believers arrived from Russia.

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Choele Choel is the most important urban center of what is denominated Half Valley, an area of around 100 kilometers irrigated half exactly by the tract of the Río Negro. Choele Choel works this way, as nucleus service provider to the towns of this area of the valley that go from Pomona to Chimpay.

This town of 10.000 inhabitants, as the rest of those of the Half Valley, settles mainly on the agricultural activity. The economic activity began with the wheat cultivation, medic and the livestock breeding, to derive then in fruit-bearing, vine and vegetables.

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The community has electric power services, it dilutes drinkable and natural gas, I pave, a solid infrastructure of health and education.

It is, also, the provincial capital of the folklore, since is the headquarters of the annual festival that takes place in Río Negro, and of the Calf, for the incidence of its cattle production.

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The coast Atlantic rionegrina has three important and outstanding points, one to be a highly converged tourist center, another to be center of the commercial marine fishing, and the third to constitute a fundamental support for the economic activity of the Patagonia. We are speaking of Las Grutas, San Antonio Oeste and Puerto San Antonio,, respectively.

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To Las Grutas they arrive every year tourists' thousands willing to have a good time, to relax you and to pass it well. They arrive attracted by their beaches with cliffs of incredible beauty, and for the famous warm waters of these costs.

Their climate is semi-arid, with scarce rains and with a tempertura that goes from the l4 to the 30 grades in summer.

This spa so converged of the Argentinean Patagonia is part, in fact, of the municipality of San Antonio, located to 15 kilometers of there. This city of 17.000 inhabitants became strong and important starting from the qualification, to few kilometers of there, of the Port San Antonio This in 1983.

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The products of the sea and their later commercialization, besides the upset activity of the port you conviertieron in the base of their economic life.

Las Grutas are located in the Gulf San Matías on the Atlantic coast of the Province of Río Negro, Patagonia Argentina. You consents from the North: for National route N° 3 or for Provincial Route N°251, from the South: for National Route N° 3 and from the West (it Fences Half): for Provincial Route N° 2.

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To 70 Km. of Las Grutas is located the Puerto San Antonio Oeste, international port terminal of deep waters with services and basic infrastructure. To their surroundings it possesses virgin, calm and extensive beaches, of sand, clams and conches.

Las Grutas possess a stable population of approximately 2.500 inhabitants, and an affluence of, approximately, 100.000 tourists during the high season (summery)--from December 15 until the month of February. During the half season-it lowers it diminishes the tourist flow offering the city special events during the weekends as well as promotional exits to increase the arrival of tourists in those months.

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The tourist center possesses a wide infrastructure of services. It has an offer of lodging of 15.000 squares, conformed among particular, real estate rent houses, 61 complexes of departments, 13 hotels and residential, 15 campings with all the services, existing different categories. It is important to mention that during the month of January the capacity of the offer is filled therefore we recommend to make reservations in advance.

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1.- Discover Jujuy: Community-Based Rural Tourism

jujuy turismo-rural-22The Community-Based Rural Tourism means solidarity tourism activities from an intercultural perspective relating the rural community with visitors, with joint participation of its members, tending to an adequate management of natural resources and cultural heritage assessment, based on principles of equity and fairness, and in the distribution of profits.

 

2.- Discover Jujuy: Cultural Turismo, A Melting Pot of Cultures.

Carnavalito_en_HumahuacaThe celebration of Carnival in February; or March during Easter Time; or the Pachamama ceremony during August, are some of the many cultural alternatives offered by the Province.

 

3.- Discover Jujuy: Religious Tourism, Unique Religious Attractions In The Country.

turismo religioso iglesiaThe Province of Jujuy offers a calendar filled with religious festivities, a product based on the important roots of the catholic faith and spiritual influence on its population. 

 

4.- Carlos Casalla father of legendary cartoon character Cape Savino.

Father of the legendary cartoon character Cape Savino, settled in Bariloche Casalla fifty years ago. Smart and warm, was the last in his stories in a rigorous manner. The Great Lake, one of his last works, was selected by UNESCO as a reference against discrimination.

5.- Cuesta de Miranda, spectacular mountain road flanked by deep valleys and gorges.

cuesta-de-miranda_jpgLa Cuesta de Miranda is a beautiful, winding stretch in which National Route 40 runs through the pass between the Sierras de Famatina Sañogasta and Chilecito between Villa Union and La Rioja.
Cuesta also known as "the" Miranda, this stretch of Route 40 naughty step, broken (or "costs") that cuts through the Sierra de Famatina (north) and those of Sañogasta (south) following after the deep valley of the river Miranda. Is not entirely asphalt.

6.- Neuquén has strong cultural roots on the millenarian mapuche tradition.

Neuquén (in mapuche language, “daring, and vehement”) has strong cultural roots on the millenarian mapuche tradition (mapu – land, che – people).
Presently many mapuche communities live in Neuquén territory, especially in Patagonia of Lakes, and they give value to their vision of the world and their customs inviting people to visit their lands and share their traditions.

 

7.- From Uritorco water flows down, many in underground, coming to form springs.

uritorco The Uritorco is a hill of 1949 m in the center of Argentina, located in the north Punilla Valley, close to Capilla del Monte, in the province of Cordoba , accessible routes provincial RN 38 and 17. Its summit is the highest point of the Sierras Chicas, formerly called Viarava. It is considered the sixth Córdoba Natural Wonder.

 

8.-  Biodiversity in Patagonia Argentina.

animales patagonia mara At present the existing biodiversity in the Patagonia Argentina, we are referring not only to the particular characteristics of each of the species that inhabit this region, wildlife humble glance, but try to give a global picture of the immense wealth totalizing underlying this ground, across the spectrum.
In other words, we want to make come to understand that since the immeasurable beauty of the ocean, through the rigorous but captivating arid steppe, to the stunning charm of the Cordillera de Los Andes, from the solitude of the hills in the plains to the majesty of the lakes with its glaciers, Patagonia Argentina hosts, even in its apparent simplicity, "THE MIRACLE OF LIFE."

 

9.-  8 Great Places to Visit in Argentina.

People come from all over the world to see what is perhaps Argentina’s star natural attraction: the mighty Iguazú Falls. Made up of some 275 individual waterfalls and cascades, the park in which they’re located has an amazingly comprehensive and well-maintained set of catwalks that allow you get right up close and personal with the vast sprays of water.At the heart of the site is a semicircular waterfall called ‘the Devil’s Throat.’ These falls are 80 meters high and a massive 2,700 meters in diameter, and because of the excellent catwalks, you can stand right over their edge in perfect safety.

10.- National Reserve Laguna Brava, unique for its rugged beauty and landscape framework of the Andes.

laguna-brava map It is a unique place for its rugged beauty and landscape framework offered by the Andes. The most impressive mountains in the vicinity of the lagoon are the Veladero and hills and Bonnet Large Cap C hico.It is 4200 meters and vicuña reserve (can be seen in many a few meters from the road) and has recently been named a Ramsar site.

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What does it mean for us the Community-Based Rural Tourism and how do we understand it?

The Community-Based Rural Tourism means solidarity tourism activities from an intercultural perspective relating the rural community with visitors, with joint participation of its members, tending to an adequate management of natural resources and cultural heritage assessment, based on principles of equity and fairness, and in the distribution of profits.

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Which are the principles underpinning the Community-Based Rural Tourism?

RESPONSIBILITY with regards to the use and management of the attractions and other resources of the region where this kind of tourism is developed.
• RESPECT to the ways of production and lifestyle of the communities involved where the activities and different services are provide and developed.
• HONESTY in the ways of preparing and presenting the products, ensuring that they retain authenticity, also when offering them to consumers or tourists.

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• INTERACTIVITY, it produces live experiences, contact and participation.
• DEMOCRACY it must generate broad participatory processes for making all decisions, keeping in mind the goal that the community has fixed in each case.
• EQUITY because the profits generated should be distributed fairly and appropriately to the circumstances, bearing in mind that the ultimate goal is to better the quality of life of the community visited and the distribution of income thereof.

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What is our Vision?

• Provide quality tourist services, with the seal of our people and our culture.
• Practice a rural tourism to help conserve our natural resources and strengthen our culture.
• Strengthen the functioning and efficiency of our endeavors for the benefit of the whole community.
• Always be ready to receive visitors and make them live an unforgettable experience during their stay.
• Work together with all those who share the principles of community based tourism.

What services do we offer as a Net?

• Web Hosting

• Food
• Sale of crafts and regional products
• Walks

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The celebration of Carnival in February; or March during Easter Time; or the Pachamama ceremony during August, are some of the many cultural alternatives offered by the Province.

In La Puna, a faithful reflection of the High Andean Plateau, you can find traces of people who sealed milestones in Argentina and South America, such as the Inca Trail or manifestations of rock art, petroglyphs and archaeological remains from various origins. Casabindo with its bullfights, reminiscences of a Spanish fervent manifestation, is very well known all around the region. Carnavalito_en_Humahuaca

The town of Yavi, where lived the only Marquess of Argentina. The Yungas with their customs, legends and rituals are totally different from those of the Andean peoples. In this region live the descendants of the Ava Guarani and San Francisco cultures, so lush and fantastic are these peoples, as the forest where they live and belong to.

The Valleys, faithful witnesses of the historical past of Jujuy, offer museums, with testimonials and relics of a unique historical and cultural value.

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The Province of Jujuy offers a calendar filled with religious festivities, a product based on the important roots of the catholic faith and spiritual influence on its population. 
Additionally, like  no other place in Argentina, religious catholic rituals coexist in Jujuy with ancient ancestral traditions of the peoples of this region, thus sharing a real merger that causes a syncretism of the Andean culture and the Western influence, in a rich liturgical ritual with important and fervent declarations of piety.
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As part of this rich culture, the region has well preserved ancient chapels, many of which were part of missions that were built at the end of the 17th century; the ancient chapels (capillas) are open for visiting everyday and are located in remote and isolated little towns in Jujuy.
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It is also frequent and typical to see the faithful participate in small religious processions called Misachicos, carrying on their shoulders the statue of their patron Saints from town to town while praying and singing to the sound of bands of Sicuris, playing big and small drums, erques and quenas (made of cane) which are traditional Andean instruments.
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These religious celebrations are in honor of the Pachamama (Mother Earth) through which the faithful requests for good health and productive crops.
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