The City of San Miguel del Monte, located on the shores of the lake bearing the same name, concentrates history, natural attractions and a dynamic urban shell with excellent proposals for tourists. From Buenos Aires, it is accessed through 25 de Mayo, Ricchieri and Ezeiza/Cañuelas Motorways as well as through National Route 3. It has a railway station whose departure point is Plaza Constitución.
The presence of the water body is the major attraction in Monte. Recreation area, anglers’ clubs and camping sites multiply along its 15-kilometer-long perimeter. There are organized areas for the practice of nautical sports –swimming, windsurfing, motorboat riding or sailing), recreation and other sites to prepare the fishing rod and wait patiently for the so longed-for bite.
Whether on board a boat or from the coast, fishermen know that the alkaline waters of the lake give shelter to good silverside, dientudos and carp. There are several accesses for watercrafts and everything necessary for a perfect day outdoors is available in the area.
Boasting good street lightning, the extensive and coquettish waterfront is an outing itself. In the center of the city, steak houses serve delicious meat and insides from the area along with seducing gourmet delicacies. In the summer, pubs and coffee houses set their tables on the pavement and give glow to the hot evenings.
The origins of San Miguel del Monte date back to colonial times. Some relics give evidence of the struggle between natives and Spaniards, the presence of forts and the later creation of the municipality in 1864. Guardia del Monte Museum, Saint Michael Archangel and Rosas’ Ranch are some of the historical vestiges.
In the rural area, polo is the most widely practiced sport. There are countless horse stud farms and polo schools. In turn, some traditional estancias provide the chance to enjoy a relaxed stay with cart and horse rides, as well as polo games.
San Miguel del Monte offers various possibilities to relish a pleasant rural stay in the city, the lake and its surroundings.