Neuquén: birthplace of prehistoric dinosaurs, combines the wildest Patagonian steppe with the splendor of its lakes and valleys, resplendent with vegetation.In Neuquén you can continue on route 231 by the north bank of the Nahuel Huapi lake up to Villa La Angostura, to access the Arrayanes National Park, named after the trees (myrtus) that stands out because of its cinammon bark and white flowers.
Birthplace of prehistoric dinosaurs
They were christened by Sir Richard Owen in 1840, who called them dinosaurs, from the Greek terms “deinos”, which means “large and fearful”, and “sauros”, which means “lizard”.In the Argentinian Patagonia, there have been great discoveries in the paleontology field.In some cases, dinosaurs are named after their discoverer or the paleontologist who determines that the specimen belongs to a new genus. Some other times, nomenclatures refer to some phyiscal trait or to the site where the dinosaur remains were found. At any rate, the name must be approved by the International Comission on Zoological Nomenclature.
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The province of Neuquén
At the vanguard in fossil extraction and study –especially involving land vertebrates and marine invertebrates- the province of Neuquén invites visitors to step into the world of these Patagonian giants. The Lago Barreales Paleontology Center and the museums at Villa El Chocón, Plaza Huincul and Rincón de los Sauces exhibit incredible findings which never fail to surprise visitors. The largest carnivorous dinosaur found to date and an herbivore of gigantic dimensions, petrified footprints and dinosaur eggs in their nests are unique phenomena characteristic of the Dinosaur Steppe in Neuquén. Jurassic. Triassic. Cretaceous. All of the great periods of the dinosaurs show up on the fossil history of Argentina.
Villa La Angostura (Spanish for Narrowness-ville; Welsh language Lle Cul)
Located in the Province of Neuquén, just 76 kilometers away from San Carlos de Bariloche, this small mountain village on the shores of Lake Nahuel Huapi features excellent accommodation and gastronomic services to welcome visitors all year round.Its mountain and cabin architecture seduces all those who come along. During the winter, the city welcomes thousands of tourists that approach Mount Bayo to enjoy their favorite pastime: ski and winter sports.The cuisine is very diverse, with a lot of restaurants that offer traditional regional dishes such as trout, salmon, deer, etc.
Tourist Attractions: La villa The Port - Quetrihue Viewpoints - El Messidor Residence The Green Lagoon The Sad Forest - Belvedere Viewpoint - Correntoso Lake- Road of the Seven Lakes- Myrtle forest-“Cajón Negro” Valley-Nahuel Huapi National Park-Waterfalls in La Angostura:Inacayal,Santa Ana and Dora, Río Bonito.In winter the Cerro Bayo Ski Center offers full skiing facilities.Only 9 kilometers from the commercial area of this Villa is Cerro Bayo, with 1782 meters above sea level.For people who enjoy sport fishing, it is highly recommended to visit some spots such as the river mouth of Correntoso river, the mouth of Ragintuco and Bonito rivers and the Nahuel Huapi Lake itself.It is a place of captivating beauty, with plenty of places barely touched by men, that let you enjoy the tranquility and silence. Sport fishing has a complete variety of special environments, which position Villa la Angostura among the spots preferred by lovers of fly-fishing, thus making Villa la Angostura a tourist destination par excellence year after year.
Villa La Angostura: beautiful villa located in a strategic point for those who enjoy adventure activities and sports. Nearby lakes, mountains, rivers and forests, the villa is the ideal place to stay if you enjoy action packed vacations in a beautiful place. In the surroundings of La Angostura you can find other natural attractions, such as waterfalls, viewpoints, hills, lakes, lagoons, rivers, roads, walking paths and parks.
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