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Villa La Angostura: a mountain village

Surrounded by forests and lakes is Villa La Angostura, this wonderful mountain corner considered the gateway to the Arrayanes National Park.

Villa La Angostura

In the south of the Province of Neuquén on the northwest bank of Lake Nahuel Huapi, there is a mountain village in the heart of the Patagonian mountain range. Villa La Angostura is part of the Corridor of the Lakes along with other towns in the southwest of the Province. It also forms the Route 40 Corridor. This connects the whole country from north to south through the magnificent Cordillera de los Andes.

A village is born

The town was officially founded on May 15, 1932 with the inauguration of the Correntoso radio station. Its name is due to the isthmus or narrow of the Quetrihué peninsula where the myrtle forest is located.

Villa La Angostura is today a warm mountain village. Its buildings built in stone and wood, are in harmony with nature. They've given him a typical image of a mountain village. It has about 11,063 inhabitants (according to the 2010 Census) who live mainly from tourist activity.

A frame

Surrounded by a lush forest of old coihues, ñires and lengas along with lakes and rivers of crystal clear waters, the mountains that surround this magical mountain village are dressed in colors and textures. It is a privileged natural environment that is protected within the Nahuel Huapi National Park. It provides the ideal space to practice different adventure activities. Also tours or tours available throughout the year. Horseback riding, mountain biking, bird watching or trekking along the paths of Huella Andina and through the circuits of the waterfalls Inacayal, Río Bonito, Dorada and Santa Ana.

The National Park Los Arrayanes can be visited through a 12 km crossing on foot or bicycle. It can also be reached by means of a boat that sails the waters of the majestic Nahuel Huapi Lake. The latter, along with the lake and river Correntoso, are ideal places for practicing nautical activities. For example, kayaking, boating and windsurfing. Or simply enjoy the magnificent beaches of volcanic sand that surround the lakes of the village and its surroundings.

These aquatic environments are also excellent places for sport fishing of rainbow and brown trout. Especially the mouth of the river Correntoso constituted as a preferential zone.

The route linking Villa La Angostura to San Martín de los Andes is the Route of the Seven Lakes. These are Nahuel Huapi, Correntoso, Espejo, Escondido, Villarino, Falkner and Machónico. 112 km crossing a unique natural landscape in the country.

During the winter the ski center located on the hill Bayo offers visitors more than 20 slopes. In addition, 12 lifts and 200 ha where you can practice all types of skiing and snowboarding. It also has all the necessary services for the skier to have a pleasant day.

A cultural circuit

El Camino Pionero invites you to know through ancient architectures the historical route of Villa La Angostura. The “Boliche Viejo”, the Santa Maria inn with the grandfather cypress, the church Nuestra Señora de la Asunción, the residence El Messidor in a characteristic medieval style and the “Correntoso”; the first hotel in the town. Finali

Publication Date: 15/05/2020

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