Beaches of Las Grutas (photo: Jorge González)
The entire sea costaline of the Province of Río Negro is bathed by warmer waters than the rest of the Argentinian littoral zone. This has given origin to a sequence of populations offering ample and solitary beaches as well as the chance to mix a life of rest and beholding of sea fauna with the adrenaline of some water sports.
The sea road starts at the City of Viedma, capital of the province, and borders Gulf San Matías. Las Grutas is probably the village that has exploited tourism best. Its waters, its cliffs and the chance of enjoying SCUBA diving, fishing and nautical sports are luring. Other populations on the shore of Río Negro are Playas Doradas, El Cóndor, Playa Bonita and La Lobería, where scenes follow one another and every place is unique.
SCUBA diving is one of the ways man has discovered in order to enjoy the secrets of the sea. The Gulf of San Matías, close to Viedma and Carmen de Patagones, is ideal to practice this sport.
El Sótano and Las Ostras Ravine are two of the geographical features that cut out the seashore and invite adventurers to see them from a close distance.
Just twenty minutes away from Viedma, one of the most beautiful beaches in the Province of Río Negro, El Cóndor, is the site where holidaymakers meet.
The beaches and dunes of Las Grutas are ideal environments to go on an amusing ATV ride.
Close to Las Grutas, two tours around inhospitable nooks are excellent adventure proposals available on almost inexistent paths.
On the ocean drive at San Antonio Oeste, a museum gives account of the cultural heritage of this city which developed in the early 1900s and marked the history of the area.
Viedma is a modern city where every detail deserves attention. Almost the site for the new capital city of the Argentine Republic in the 1980s, it features vestiges of those times.