After several explorers landed in this area, the Royal Spanish Navy named these lands Isla del Jabalí (Wild Boar Island), due to the strong presence of wild boars similar to European specimens in this area.
Featuring an unusual inhospitable nature, there have always been scarce denizens in this place as a result of its low resources and working positions. Local fishermen have always been the protagonists of the typical image of Bahía San Blas.
The ecological awareness of this area has caused it to be declared natural reserve, under the name of Reserva Natural Bahía San Blas. The protected territory ranges from the mouth of the Colorado Viejo River, in the North, up to Segunda Barranca Lighthouse, in the South.
Bahía San Blas is a large wetland with a wide array of diversity of water environments ideal to enjoy with the family. It has muddy areas, sandy beaches, pebble beaches, soft sand banks, high dunes and countless islands among which Gama, Flamenco, De los Césares, De los Riachos, del Sud and Jabalí stand out.
The latter is the only one to be joined to the continent by a road bridge and it contains the District of Bahía San Blas.
It was declared reserve by Law 10,097, passed in 1987, and provincial law 12,788 named it "reserve for multiple uses" in 2001, pursuant to updated regulations.
Such law prohibits hunting, fishing and mining. Only angling and water sports have been allowed by decree. This is certainly a haven for both activities.