Lying in the sun, taking a walk, going sailing or simply enjoying the view of the surrounding mountains are some of the activities on the coast of Lake Lacar.
A few meters from the coast, gently rocking sailing boats lie in wait. We also saw a large amount of kayaks for rent, providing a unique opportunity to safely paddle around the bay.
The first to come to the boardwalk are the people who love walking and rise early to take advantage of the cool morning air and the deserted beach. A little later, it is time for those who enjoy sitting in the sun when there are still few people around.
The beach starts getting busy around noon. Little by little, families, youngsters and couples arrive and stay until the last sun rays disappear behind the hill and the breeze becomes too fresh for comfort. Sometimes, visitors are lucky enough to witness an unforgettable pastel mist hovering in the air.
The boardwalk is a meeting point for many local youngsters who brighten up the afternoons. Tourists like us, simply enjoy the fresh air if no other outing has been booked. Nobody fails to bring mate, soft drinks and something sweet to eat.
‘This sculpture of a family of deer is a town landmark which has been moved from place to place,’ a lady told us as we shared the wooden benches in the little square and admired the deer.
We also discovered a kayaking school where some very young, resolute children pirouetted with their big paddles. Later, at the skate park, we spent a few minutes watching a few youngsters in the appropriate sportswear learning or perhaps training on the mini ramp for the February tournament which also includes graffiti, beatbox, hip hop and rap.
There are traditional restaurants and cafés just across the street. During the day, their excellent cuisine and the amazing view can be enjoyed from their wide windows. In the evenings, they are the perfect excuse for a treat and a walk along the new, lit up boardwalk.
The beaches in town are enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. A welcome break in a beautiful natural setting. The only thing nature asks in return is to be taken care of and kept clean.
Bear in mind: Sun lotion, sunscreen and mineral water are essential. The Patagonian sun is ruthless and precautions must be taken to avoid dehydration.
The street along the boardwalk is one way, from General Roca towards Brown street and parking is restricted. To park in the shade of the old, huge trees, drive along General Roca Street.