Neuquén is a modern city located on the banks of the rivers Neuquén and Limay, which together form the Río Negro. It has grown considerably in recent years, due to a strong internal immigration encouraged by the oil industry and the fruit growing.
Traditionally it is a forced stop for all those that coming north are on their way to the Patagonia, since the roads from Neuquén to the south become more winding and are not advisable to be driven by night. Hostelling International invites you to enjoy this natural wonder at the hostel Neuquén Punto Patagónico.
What to see in Neuquén:
Mega Excavación de Dinosaurios: The most important campaign in South America for the extraction of fossil remains and has been declared of national interest.
Nuevo Autódromo de Centenario: A property that can hold more than 35,000 spectators for races of the TC 2000 circuit, Road Racing, etc.
Brebajes Del Fin del Mundo: A free tour to one of the world’s most southern wine cellars, includes a sampling tasting of the premium varieties.
Fishing at the Limay Medio: With a terrific landscape, it is ideal for sport fishing of trout, perch and silver side, among other fishes.
Alto Valle: Here you will find fruit production with guided visits through the growing areas.
Gran Valle: Peaceful spas over the coast of the Neuquén river, a place for the whole family where water sports can be practiced.
Termas de Copahue: Internationally renowned for the cure of medical conditions such as rheumatism and osteoarthritis, kinesiology or dermatology sessions may be scheduled.
Other places in Neuquén
Cerro Chapelco: Part of a mountain range that falls down from the Cordillera de los Andes, tempting with its geography and nature to the practice of the most risky sports at any time of year. Located close to the city of San Martín de los Andes, in the province of Neuquén, this hill, with its fascinating ski and snowboard slopes suitable for all levels, is the winter touristic center of the area.
How to get there:
From the city of Buenos Aires, it is a long trip, so it is advisable to reach the city of Neuquén by plane or in a private bus. From here the highway is the most used route.
From Buenos Aires: driving 1,156 kilometers along the Ruta Nacional Nº 3.
From Bahía Blanca: driving 544 kilometers along the Ruta Nacional Nº 22.
From S. C. de Bariloche: take the Ruta Nacional 237, after a 443 kilometers drive.
By Plane: From Buenos Aires there are daily departures using Lan, Aerolíneas Argentinas, Sol, Lade and American Jet.
By Bus: Daily departures with more than 20 companies, for instance: Chevalier, Albus, Vía Bariloche, La Estrella, Andesmar, etc.
Aerolíneas Argentinas: 0800-0969-747
Lan Argentina: 0810-9999-526
Sol líneas Aéreas: Tel: 0810-4444-765
Aeropuerto Int. De Neuquén: (+54 299) 4440244
Albus: Terminal de Ómnibus: (+54 299) 445-2522
AndesMar: Terminal de Ómnibus: (+54 299) 445-2493
Chevallier: Terminal de Ómnibus: (+54 299) 445-1825
Vía Bariloche: Terminal de Ómnibus: (+54 299) 44-64412 / 64463