Perito Moreno - Photos: 1 y 3. Jorge González. - 2. Estancia "El Rincón"
The City of Perito Moreno rises on the northwest of the Province of Santa Cruz, at the crossing of Provincial Route 43 and National Route 40. It is the head of the District called Lago Buenos Aires.
It is accessed either along Provincial Route 43 from East to West, or by famous National Route 40, emblematic corridor that crosses our territory from North to South.
The Fénix Grande River goes across the district, which is in turn surrounded by tourist-livestock venues and farms producing fine fruit and vegetables, where the beauty featured by the Andean scenery make it clear that this site is highly attractive to the eye.
Perito Moreno is the gate to one of the most ancient artistic expressions by the South American peoples: the Pinturas River ravine and the famous Cave of the Hands, lying 163 kilometers away. The area has been declared National Historical Monument and World Heritage by UNESCO, as it features cave paintings dating back from approximately 8,000 years ago.
60 kilometers away from Perito Moreno and next to the District of Los Antiguos, there lies Lake Buenos Aires, the second largest lake in South America, with a total surface of 2,240 square kilometers, out of which 881 correspond to Argentina and the rest to Chile, where it is called Lake General Carrera.
Lake Posadas and Lake Pueyrredón, the latter lying close to 3,706-meter-high Mount San Lorenzo, may be accessed from Lagos del Furioso tourist resort, located 200 kilometers away from the district after getting past Bajo Caracoles.
Perito Moreno is a city that offers the chance to experience history while enjoying the quietness of the vast Patagonian steppe.