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Sierra de la Ventana

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Sierra de la Ventana is a small town in the district of Tornquist, in the southwest of the province of Buenos Aires.

Understand[edit]

A resort town with numerous nature-based activities.

Climate[edit]

The weather is mild and dry in the summer, while in winter snow usually falls in the region, giving it a beautiful view.

Get in[edit]

Map of Sierra de la Ventana

By Plane[edit]

From the Airport Jorge Newbery in Bs As to the airport Comandante Esporain, Bahia Blanca. Then you have 108 km to Sierra de la Ventana on route 76 by car, bus or minibus.

By car[edit]

It's 556 km from Buenos Aires. You can take National Route 3 to San Miguel del Monte, then you can change at the junction with National Route 226 to Olavarria, after that you take Provincial Route 76 to the intersection and there you go on Provincial Route 72 to Sierra de la Ventana.

By train[edit]

The railway route to Bahía Blanca via Sierra de la Ventana seems to have been suspended since 2016.

By bus[edit]

With El Condor or La Estrellabus companies from Retiro (Capital Federal- Bs. As.) to Sierra de la Ventana.

Get around[edit]

Sierra de la Ventana is a small city so you can go everywhere on foot. But if you want to go to Villa Ventana, a small and picturesque, though a little over-touristy village full of crafts and guided tours, you can go on foot, take a minibus or a taxi—it's only 7 km away.

There are other places to visit. There is a small town (Saldungaray) 8 km from Sierra de la Ventana. You can see the river Sauce Grande with its dike there is also an old Fortin Pavónand a winery.

See[edit]

Nature is the most beautiful attraction.

Do[edit]

There are many activities you can do to enjoy nature. In Sierra de la Ventana most activities can be done outdoors and in contact with nature, like ecotourism in the Eco Park Kooch, fly fishing rainbow trout in río Sauce Grande, trekking, climbing the hills Ventana and Tres Picos, horseback riding, mountain biking, golfing, hay canopying, paragliding and delta wing flying. And if you like hunting, you can do it too but in the right season. Ventana hill is the main attraction with a height of 1134 meters. When you reach the top of the hill, you have a beautiful view of all the region. At the foot of the hill there is the provincial park Ernesto Tornquist, where the main tours of the area are provided. The tours include guided climbing the Ventana hill (you need good physical condition), trekking to the Garganta del Diablo (only with guide) where you can see small waterfalls, and also you can go trekking to the natural pools and Garganta Olvidada.

Buy[edit]

You can buy regional products like cheese and home-made smoked chorizos, jams, preserves, chocolates, crafts from Villa Ventana and wine from Saldungaray.

Eat and drink[edit]

There are many restaurants to go to, with good food and offering different prices.

Sleep[edit]

You have many options to choose from, because accommodation is varied, including hotels, spas, resorts, apart hotels, B & Bs, hostels, cabins and camping sites.

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