Chacharramendi - Historic Road House: In the past, general
stores and country cheap restaurants showed the progress of
the pampean region. Modernity made them disappear and they
become exotic memories of the gaucho literature.
However, the Pulpería de Chacharramendi
is still latent and alive before the eyes and hart of pampean
people. This grocery store is also known as Boliche
de Feito or El Viejo Almacén. Fully
recycled, and recovered to its original condition, as it was
and run one century ago, the pulpería has still its
railings, books, loopholes and lockings to prevent bandoleers
attacks. To know the Pulpería de Chacharramendi
is to go back in time, a rough and heroic time: the time of
the pioneer La Pampa.
Information: tel (02952) 49-1004. Services: gas station,
hotel, restaurant and sanitary center.
If you travel to or come from the area of the southern lakes,
you will cross the "Valle Argentino" zone
on National Route 152, next to the city of "General
Acha". By crossing the pampean desert, your will
pass by a little town called "Chacharramendi" where
National Route 143 and provincial route 20 meet.
General Acha Service Center: The ancient and historic
pampean city, first capital of the territory, provide the
traveler with all kind of services. Apart from the shops located
on the way, it is also exiting to walk through the city, which
climbs the valley slope.
Manuel J. Campos Park: From the top of the thatch,
the traveler will have the same magnificent sight that one
century and a half ago made the great Calfucurá settle
down nearby. The park is located on National Route 152 and
the visit constitutes a great opportunity to see provincial
memories from the past and enjoy a huge camping and a recreation
Utracán Lagoon: Whoever stops at "General
Acha" can have access to a beautiful place: the Utracán
Lagoon. Located in the homonymous valley, this typical pampean
lagoon is a beach resort suitable for nautical sports. It
is one of the centers of provincial mini tourism and has all
the necessary facilities for recreation. By travelling just
10km, from General Acha, you can reach the lagoon through
a paved way that crosses a particular marshy area.
Estancia «A Puro Campo» Ruta 152 km 40 - tel:
43-2426 - e-mail: [email protected]
Estancia «Santo Domingo» a 19 km de G.Acha
Ecop ** España Ruta 152 - tel: 43-2607
Novo ** Ruta 152 km 29 - tel: 43-2458
Los Molles * Ruta 152 km 26,5
Anay Ruca * Balcarce 897, tel: 43-2831
Poyen Ruca, Ruta 152 km 28
Traful, Balcarce 53 - tel: 43-2761
La Candela, Balcarce 632, tel: 43-2568
El Portal del Sur, Ruta 152 km 29, tel: 43-6501
El Hostal, Parque Campos
El Cazador, Acceso a Gral. Acha, tel: 43-2687
El Parador - Ruta 152 Km 28,5
Hot Line DDN (02952)
Hospital: 43-2083 - Policía: 43-2087/2112
Bomberos: 100 - Municipalidad: 43-2109/2115
- Gend. Nacional: 43-2014 - Taxis: 43-2157/2461/2236
IV MEETING: The Argentine provinces
members of the bioceanic corridor through the international
pass El Pehuenche,
together with the locations of the VII Chilean Region have
held meetings on different occasions for the integration of
The IV Encuentro Paso Internacional El Pehuenche
(IV Meeting El Pehuenche International Pass) took place in
General Acha -the very first time in La Pampa Province- on
May 19 and 20, 2000. Participants members were: Argentina,
Chile and Uruguay. Argentina was represented by the following
provinces: Mendoza, San Luis, Santa Fe, Entre Ríos,
Buenos Aires, and La Pampa.
The opening was presided over by the mayor of General Acha,
Omar Ávila, who expressed his pride to have in that
location such important figures representing the official
and the private sector. The speakers were: the Undersecretary
of Planning, architect Graciela Oporto de Follonier and the
Undersecretary of Public Works and Utilities, engineer Raúl
Rodríguez, on behalf of La Pampas Government;
the Provincial Director of the Highway Administration of Mendoza,
and the Ministry of Economys Secretary of the VII
Región del Maule, Mr. Jorge Navarrete Bustamante.
By the end of the IV Meeting..., the Commission
for the Bioceanic Integration System of the Pehuenche Pass
was formed and Regional Commissions were created. Dr. Héctor
Chialva, by the Municipality of General Acha and Daniel Barruti,
by the Rural Society of General Acha were appointed as representatives
of La Pampas Region.
Jacinto Arauz and
"La Colorada Salt Mine"
This pampean town -which Dr. Favaloro made known all over
the world- is located 200 km from Santa Rosa and 130 km from
Bahía Blanca, on National Highway Nº 35, and its
history is probably exceptional. The geography presents slightly
uneven lands and you will find Caldenes (var. of tree), salt
lagoons and endless horizons where nature and adventure lovers
can really experience Rural Tourism. At the Salina La
Colorada area, the land is ideal for driving your 4x4
vehicle, as there are sand banks, curves and reverse curves.
You can go uphill on the sand or downhill crossing the marshes,
winding the dense forest of caldenes, pilliquines or chañares.
Salina La Colorada and Salina Callaqueo, are area fields in
which you can carry out rural tasks, and there is a pampean
forest (plantation of Caldenes) that you can explore on horseback
or in a carriage, sulky, Russian flat truck or period cars.
You can also visit dairies, milk industries (cheese and caramel
spread), the cold cuts plant or the flour mill. Beekeeping,
photographic excursions, autochthonous flora and fauna sight,
hunting reserves, reconnaissance flights. You can also visit
the places related to Dr. René Favaloros life:
the house in which he lived when he arrived, the house in
which he started his work, the house in which he lived most
of time, his brothers house, the clinic, the places
he mentions in his books, etc.
X rays machine
The house where he lived
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