We were stunned by the hot spring resort standing on the riverside. In addition to its huge size and its warm healing waters, it was a very pleasant recreational option.
When it comes to celebrations, San José hosts festivals year round. In October, the Colonization National Festival gets the city ready to welcome visitors from all around and pay tribute to the labor and culture coming from Europe in the previous century. Everything is joy, singing, dancing and cuisine for three days on which daily routine is paralyzed.
To Liebig We Go
The beach and the natural surroundings are the main ingredients of Pueblo Liebig
, whose long strip of sand on the Uruguay River lures visitors throughout the year. Its climate favors life in the open air, sunbathing and leaving worries aside. It is not unusual to see people in swimsuits on the shore.
The old pier separates two cozy beaches. We settled down there in order to appreciate the river stream. In the mid twentieth century, when the town had its commercial zenith, the largest canned meat factory in the country would ship its goods abroad at this spot. Canoe rides, motorboat tours or just sunbathing are activities everyone wishes to enjoy.
The Anglers’ Club occupies a prevailing space, as its facilities offer a campsite and bungalows specially conditioned for a quiet and safe stay.A Little Bit Farther away
We took some more time to visit Villa Elisa
first and Ubajay
later. The former welcomed us with a hamlet of simple houses and parks and shady tree groves to walk around. Hot days are spent at its swim hole, featuring crystal-clear waters and surrounded by lush vegetation.
In turn, the biggest reason for this town to feel proud is having found excellent salty springs deep underground. The discovery of these waters with therapeutic and relaxing properties has led to the assembly of a very popular hot spring resort.
Ubajay is the center of regional ecological tourism. As we got there, we saw a town that has remained intact with the passing of time. Its people still travel on horseback and sit at the sidewalk to enjoy some good mate
. It is common to see the water carrier soaking the dirt streets or the neighbors saying hello to one another.
Environmentalists will find a unique reserve at El Palmar National Park
due to the large amount of Yatay
palm trees it lodges, even though several fires almost put an end to this haven.
Crossed by creeks and paths, it is a shelter for multicolored birds and a traditional local outing.
If there is something all these towns share, it is the typical politeness of the people from Entre Ríos and their mate
always ready to be tasted by a friend who has just arrived.