Carhué - Photos: Pablo Etchevers
Well-known as the largest hot spring resort in the Province of Buenos Aires
, the City of Carhué
is one of the most reputable for health treatment and care.
Lying 520 kilometers away from the Federal District
, Carhué may be accessed through National Route 205 and Provincial Route 65. Likewise, buses leave everyday from the most important urban centers in the country to this beautiful and coquettish city.
The hot spring baths and treatments with mud from the lake have become an icon of the City of Carhué, whose temperate climate features average temperatures of 10º C in the winter and 25º C in the summer. In the winter season, the hot spring centers and spas heat the water from the lake so that the water in hotel swimming-pools always surpass 30º C, a detail highly praised by tourists.
Ever since 1920, several generations of visitors from the country and the world have approached this place to enjoy the benefits of the mineralized and brackish waters with healing properties.
In addition to being the largest outdoor hot spring resort in the country during the spring and summer, Lake Epecuén, which bathes Carhué’s waterfront, presents a rich history about this entire Buenos Aires region and its unique nature.
Four-star hotels, spa centers, cabins and houses for rent during the season offers visitors everything they need during their stay in the city. Likewise, various restaurants that serve international cuisine have opened their doors for very select customers.
Several tours leave from the City of Carhué: an excursion to former Villa Epecuén where visitors may see an incredible place ahead of its time, a low-cost first-time with the most experienced pilots in the local aeroclub or a photographic safari to shoot hundreds of birds watched in the nearby lagoons. The pink flamingo is the star of the show.
It is also possible to go on horseback rides or hike along Pigüe Creek or the shores of Lake Epecuén, which features unique sunsets. The salinity of the waters and the intensity of the sunshine contribute to these sceneries.