Villa El Chocon - Patagonia Argentina
Travel guide to Villa El Chocon and the dinosaurs, Patagonia Argentina
El Chocon: Exclusive and comprehensive Tourist information about
Villa El Chocon Patagonia, Argentina. Featuring Paleontological
Museum where the biggest fossil dinosaur in the world is exhibited
EL CHOCON: the most important hydro net that begin and
ends in Argentinean territory it is integrated by the rivers Limay,
Neuquén and Negro.
are born in the Mountain range of the Andes and they end in the
Atlantic Ocean. In the decade of 1970 the construction of the
big hydroelectric works begins in this basin.
first of them was the ‘El Chocón’ dike on the
river Limay that together with Cerros Colorados on the river Neuquén
conforms what was called "the work of the century",
for its magnitude.
reservoir generated by El Chocón formed the lake Ezequiel
Ramos Mexía, a mirror of water of 816 square kilometers
of surface, bigger than the Nahuel Huapi. Beside this reservoir
and using the village that was built together with the dike for
technicians' residence and officials of the company that was responsible
for the work, Villa El Chocón was conformed having today
670 inhabitants, with good residential infrastructure and of services.
is located 80 kilometers to the Southwest of Neuquén following
the national route #237. The lake and the surrounding rural landscape
have become to this village an attractive place for the tourism;
sailing, wind surf, walks. It is of great interest the visit to
the Paleontological Museum where the biggest fossil dinosaur in
the world is exhibited (Giganotosaurus Carolinii), overdraft in
the surroundings, as well as the walk until the dinosaurs footprints
beside the lake.
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Los Crisantemos 113 - 8300 Neuquen - Argentina - Phone/Fax + 54 299 4330292