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Wandering the Streets of RetaPablo EtcheversJorge González
Reta remains a small tourist village with a fascinating history full of memories and anecdotes, which continue to increase year after year.
Reta Seaside Resort bears this name in honor to one of its visionaries: Martín Reta. In the 1920s, a Spanish immigrant’s son dreamed of turning this town into a significant tourist resort.
History goes that, in January, 1927, a company was created by Martín Reta and Claudio Rodríguez Otero with the purpose of fostering the seaside resort construction. In the mid of July the same year, the urban layout was made and Rodríguez Otero was appointed as the representative of the company under the name “Sociedad Pueblo Balneario Reta”.
In 1929, the construction of the Hotel Playa came to an end: a two-storey important hotel with almost forty rooms overlooking the sea and with an unusual device in the area and, especially, in those times: a telephone.
Months later, on November 28, 1929, the small town of Reta was officially founded and the first division of the land into lots was made. Even though a school, the church and the main square had already been erected, it was in 1978 when the electricity supply was provided to the area that this town started to grow a bit. A utility considered of great value by the usual visitors.
Reta is a spectacular place, a dream combination of sea and countryside, with unspoiled nature to be enjoyed by man, who should be as inconspicuous as possible.
This seaside resort proudly boasts the widest and longest beaches on the whole Argentinian Atlantic Coast and a chain of sand dunes splitting the sea from the tourist village as well as the warmest waters of the Argentinian sea due to the influence of a warm current from Brazil.
With smooth and fine sand, these beaches are undoubtedly the main attraction of this small tourist village and this is the reason why we could see dozens of ATVs with their riders in a burst of adrenaline along many kilometers. Besides, the special location of this village allows visitors to stare at the most incredible sunsets and dawns.
This small tourist village is a big afforested land with eucalyptus trees, which spread a particular scent all around the town.
Visited by hundreds of anglers during the summer season, this site is an ideal place to practice sport fishing from the coast with a good catch of species, namely, silverside, ray, narrow nose smooth-hound, common sole, Reeve’s croaker and black mouth croaker, grouper, and big dogfish as well.
Other tourist attractions are the salty lagoon, the famous wrecked boat on the Street 40 boat ramp, the Quequén Salado River, Arroyito, the Church of the Sacred Family and, mainly, the Sand Dunes Tunnel, which connects the city to the sea.
A must destination for visitors eager to set time aside and enjoy nature. Certainly, Reta is one of those places to move away from the real world.