The name of El Hoyo could be due to its location: it is located on the foothills of the Andes, in a valley sandwiched between mountains just 226 meters above sea level. This geography gives it a special microclimate, which makes it different from the rest of the region.
In addition to being a joy for visitors, the mild climate is ideal for fruit production, which in 1986 made El Hoyo the National Capital of Fine Fruit. Raspberries, strawberries, cherries and currants add to a huge gastronomic offer of establishments and products, including vegetables, preserves and local cheeses.
The surroundings of El Hoyo offer wonderful landscapes with options for both the contemplation of the stunning nature and for water sports. Puerto Patriada, on Lake Epuyén, surrounded by eternal snow and native forests; “La Catarata”, with a fall of 80 meters of pure mountain water; “The Mouth” of the Epuyén River; or the Parque Raúl Solari ecological reserve; allow you to enjoy kayaking, rowing, sailing, horseback riding through the woods and fly fishing.
El Hoyo has a wide range of accommodation for all tastes. To them is added the agrotourism, where the visitor meets the warmth of the families of the region, who show how fine fruits and their derivatives are produced.
Located in the extreme northeast of the province, on the Andes mountain range, El Hoyo is 1708 kilometers from Buenos Aires, 144 from Esquel, 140 from San Carlos de Bariloche and 12 kilometers from El Bolsón. It is accessed by national route 40.
WHAT TO DO?
– Sport fishing
– Horseback riding
– Nautical sports
NOT TO BE MISSED:
Open to the public at the end of 2012 in El Hoyo, the Patagonia Labyrinth was created with 2,100 cypresses, and has an area of 8,500 square meters. It has nine entrances, but only one of them reaches the center of the largest maze in South America.
Dirección de Turismo El Hoyo
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