The corridor around Buenos Aries is one of the richest and most productive areas in Argentina. It is located in the immense Pampas Plains, interrupted only by the mountain range systems of Tandilia and Ventania. The area is rich in immigrating currents, thus it is culturally diverse. This is the land of the gauchos and traditions, but it is also a land of intense industrial and commercial activity...more.
San Carlos de Bariloche Argentina is located in the western area of the Province of Río Negro, in the heart of the Nahuel Huapi National Park. Lying on the southern shore of the lake after which the park is named, Bariloche is the perfect juxtaposition between city and nature and is the heart of Argentine Patagonia...more.
When traveling the roads in our territory, don't be surprised if new images of intense color and amazing shapes add to your trout filled imagination. This will likely occur as you cross Cañadón del Fogel on your way to El Bolsón Argentina -- a picturesque vibrating community crossed by a modern comfortable road...more.
In a quiet and spectacular valley three hours south of Bariloche, cattle roam the open lush grasslands and gauchos trot along fence lines with their hand in the air in a friendly greeting. Cholila is a cowboy and a fly fishing dreamland bordered by dry scrub brush to the east, the snow capped Andes Mountains and the Cordillera to the west and the lush forests of the Alerces National Park to the south. This is the Cholila Valley, where Butch Cassidy and the Sundance kid found refuge in the early 1900's...more.
Argentina's current population is more than 36 million inhabitants, almost half of which live in the city and the province of Buenos Aires. Population density calculated on a national basis is 13 inhabitants per square kilometer. 95% of the population is white and most are descendants of Italians and Spaniards. As a result of the massive European immigration, the white and Indian half-castes were slowly reduced and at the present they amount only to 4.5% of the population. The pure indigenous population - Mapuches, Collas, Tobas, Matacos and Chiriguanos - amount to 0.5% of the population...more.
The Argentina Peso is the official currency. Bills come in 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 pesos. One peso equals one hundred cents. 2 pesos are blue (Bartolomé Mitre 1821-1906), 5 pesos are green (José de San Martín 1778-1850), 10 pesos are brown (Manuel Belgrano 1770-1820), 20 pesos are red (Juan Manuel de Rosas 1793-1877), 50 pesos are grey (Domingo Faustino Sarmiento 1811-1888), 100 pesos are violet (Julio Argentino Roca 1843-1914)...more.
Argentina has exceptional natural beauty and is comprised of a diverse territory of mountains, plateaus and plains each with its own climatic variations. There are several climatic and landscape regions. Esquel Outfitters operates its fly fishing guide service in the Patagonia, a place that we believe provides the best trout fishing in the world...more.
After the first travels of Christopher Columbus, in 1492, subsequent expeditions sailed out for the new world. One of them, led by Amerigo Vespucci, in 1502, was responsible for the Spaniards' first encounter with the lands that would later become the Argentine territory. By that time, this area of the south and Patagonia was inhabited by different groups of mostly nomadic indigenous peoples...more.
Typical Argentine food is asado (barbecue meat cooked over live coals); empanadas (a sort of turnover meat pie or pastry that comes with a variety of other stuffings); trout; tamales (a dish made of corn meal, chicken or meat wrapped in corn husks); humita (a dish made of grated corn, sweet peppers and tomatoes wrapped in the green leaves of corn); and locro (a dish made of meat, potato, pumpkin, corn and sweet pepper)...more.