Eat, sleep and walk in Sierra de la Ventana
Mountain trekking, deer watching and outings on horseback, or by bike, are the proposals of this region, which includes several towns. The tour can be extended north to follow the route of the German and French settlers, and admire the work of the architect Salamone.
Only 600 km from the city of Buenos Aires, the Sierra de la Ventana Tourist District seduces with an unusual landscape in this province. Made up of a series of localities located very close to each other –Saldungaray, Sierra of the Windowa, Villa Window, Villa Serrana The Grotto, San Andres de la Sierra Y Tornquist– they all complement each other. To stay, you should choose Sierra de la Ventana, which has a variety of hotels. At Villa Ventana, the accent is on the gourmet question, with good restaurants and tea houses. In Saint Andrewa younger town, there are nice cabins, but the services are further away.
Outings in 4×4, by bike and horseback riding are some of the activities for travelers seeking action. Those who have extra training will be encouraged to climb the three peaks hill (1,239 m, the highest in the province) and cwindow error (1,136m). Both demand a high and sustained effort, and involve a full day of walking.
Those who have more time can add to the route the route that links Pigue, Colonel Suarez, Carhue, Villa Epecuen Y Guamini. This proposal takes about four more days, follows the route of French and German immigration, the work of Salamone, and concludes with the disturbing landscape of the town of Epecuén.
The Oak 265, Villa La Arcadia. T: (291) 402-3373
Apart boutique with cabin format. The five were conceived with different dimensions, and decorated with warmth and good taste. Breakfast and maid service.
The Oak 235, Villa La Arcadia. T: (291) 461-0435
Six country houses decorated with antique furniture, located at the foot of Cerro Amor. Each unit keeps an adequate distance to maintain privacy. Nice park and pool.
RP 72 Km 12.5. T: (291) 501-1887
Complex of 8 cabins -ideal for families-, decorated with handcrafted details. Large wooded park and swimming pool. One step away from the golf course.
RP 72 Km 13.5. T: (11) 4070-5100. High prices.
The Anglo-Norman style farmhouse from 1904 was conditioned to receive. There are 7 rooms with private bathroom and a 7-hectare park with direct access to the golf course. María Inés Lavalle, great-granddaughter of the first owner, Diego Meyer, lives there and acts as hostess.
Sierras Grandes Private Reserve
Authorized guides: Colo Corradini, T: (292) 364-1385; Damian Reyes, T: (291) 462-1926; Javier Girou, T: (291) 516-2653; Juani García Nacud, T: (291) 416-0931; Gisela Dorasio, T: (2929) 41-0416.
T: (291) 494-0058. They attend from Thursday to Sunday, from 7.30 to 18. FB: Tourism Funke Cerro Tres Picos
They enable the ascent to Tres Picos hill from Thursday to Sunday, and holidays. It can be self-guided or with qualified guides (ask for a list and upload requirements). The trek takes 8 to 9 hours of high effort. You can spend the night in free camping version and return the next day. Suggested season: autumn and spring.
RP 76 Km 226. T: (291) 494-1338
Located outside the urban ejido, very close to the entrance to the park. There are 24 rooms, some with beautiful views of the mountains. The restaurant itself is renowned for the quality of its red meats and generous portions.
Window Club Hotel
Only with authorized guidesthe list is available at the different tourist offices in the region.
Swallow and Southern Cross. P: (291) 491-0095
Estancia Mahuida Co
Rural road of Small Circuit. T: (291) 642-2133
Fauna sighting. In low season, only on Saturdays. During holidays and vacations, daily outings and country lunch. Reserve.
RP 76 Km 229. T: (11) 4416-2082
Modern complex of cabins that combines comfort and view, 360 ° of the mountains. The outdoor pool is always at 28°C.
1 km from Tornquist. T: (11) 4493-2954
Four cabins –for 2 to 6 people–, one of them prepared for people with reduced mobility, located on a 64-hectare property and surrounded by a wooded park.
Tornquist Provincial Park
Entrances: Base Cerro de la Ventana, RP 76 Km 226 and Base Cerro Bahía Blanca RP 76 Km 222. FB: Tornquist Provincial Park – Cerro Ventana
From Thursday to Monday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All the trails have schedules, you must register before going up. Children under 6 years, free. Guided tours have an additional cost. All trails require good psychophysical condition, cordoned, closed shoes, with sticky soles, sports or trekking.
Barracks 9° s/n. T: (291) 412-5261
Guided tours and tastings.
Barracks 9° s/n. T: (291) 509-1719/26
Urquiza and Spain. P: (2923) 40-6900/ 56-6056
Recycled vintage mansion as a boutique hotel, it has modern and functional rooms. Garden and spacious living room for relaxing moments. On the upper floor there is an art gallery.
Country Road 111. P: (2923) 43-6780. IG: @chacra51_
10 km from downtown, 15 hectares at the foot of the Bravard hill. Full house rental with 4 rooms for 9 guests and a bathroom. Wooded park and the Cura Malal Chico river that runs right there. White clothes and dry breakfast. Wifi.
343 Casey Ave. P: (2923) 42-4232. IG: @juliettecafedeli
Small tables on the sidewalk and a charming room to enjoy good food, attended by its owners, Micaela and Ezequiel. French cuisine delicacies, truffles and healthy and tasty cooking alternatives. Tuesday to Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, from 8 to 00. Sunday from 16 to 20.30.
The balcony of the stream
RN 33 Km 77. T: (2923) 41-9868. IG: @elbalcondelarroyo
25-hectare farm with a dairy recognized for its artisanal cheeses. Visits and lunch, always with prior reservation. Open every day.
RN 33 Km 86.5. T: (291) 506-3572, WhatsApp only. IG: @lamodernaturismo
Restored old town store. The first and third weekends of each month a lunch menu with snacks and dessert is offered; also snacks. Only with prior reservation.
Field Post “on 17″
RN 33 Km 87.5. P: (291) 476-1545
Sergio and Mónica Molina show the activity of this model pig farm. Visits are made by reservation on the second Sunday of the month. It is possible to stay for lunch. The menu: grilled pork and salad from the garden.
RN 33 Km 164. IG: @trufasar
The property has the largest truffle farm in the country. At harvest time you can participate in the “truffle hunt” and see the activity of the sniffer dogs. Then a tasting is organized. Booking essential.
The House Boutique Hotel
Alsina 313, corner Lamadrid. T: (2926) 42-2222. IG: @Lacasahotelboutique
French-style house from 1916 converted into a small hotel with 8 comfortable rooms: seven are on the top floor with a balcony overlooking the street and one has views of the garden. The stately period details blend perfectly with the contemporary setting of the rooms.
It is the grocery store and lodging of Mercedes Resch in Cura Malal (halfway between Pigüé and Coronel Suárez). It turns into a rock as soon as someone picks up a guitar and starts singing. Friday, from 8:30 p.m.
Roque Saenz Peña 880. P: (2936) 43-0440
Located in the city center, this 4-star hotel has 36 rooms designed in three categories. Spa and pools.
Ruins of Villa Epecuen
You pay an entrance, but the circuits are free and self-guided, all outside. It is forbidden to enter the buildings.
Big Island, Laguna del Monte. T: (11) 5483-4496. High prices.
The site was owned by a Hungarian countess who built her house there and today it functions as an 8-room lodge. was in the hands of the company Salentein, who had it as a hunting lodge. Then, maras, exotic birds and guanacos, among others, joined the deer and antelope that the countess had brought. Today, managed by a German group, it offers accommodation with full board on a 500-hectare estate. The lake is ideal for windsurfing and kitesurfing. To get there, it is necessary to travel about 40 minutes by boat from the city. Ask for excursions without accommodation.