PUELO: city of
something more than 5,000 inhabitants located to the northwest
of the Chubut province, very few kilometers to the south of El
Bolsón in the Río Negro province and just 7 kilometers
to the east of Los Hitos in Chile.
with the communities of El Hoyo, Epuyén, Cholila and El
Maitén, is part of the called Andean District of the 42º
Puelo has a particular microclimate because it’s located
in a valley 170 meters over the sea level that makes possible
to enjoy the 4 seasons of the year, mainly the summer where the
temperatures surpass the 30º C, making of this place the
spa of the district.
the south it is the National Park National Lago Puelo with a surface
of 23,700 hectares (the smallest one in the Andean-patagonia)
where the lake Puelo is, glacier origin, fed by the rivers Azul,
Turbio, Pedregoso and Epuyén.
beautiful lake drain through the river Puelo to the Pacific ocean
in the Reloncaví estuary, after going by the lake Puelo
Chico (or Interior) in Chilean territory.
to the low height over the sea level and to that microclimate
that allows that the temperatures are not so rigorous in winter,
the National Park Lago Puelo possesses an unique flora in the
typical trees of the forests Andean-patagonian as the radal, coihue,
espino azul, cypress, arrayán (one of the few places where
it is), near the frontier with Chile the ‘strange’
species appear: wild avellano, tique (tree with oxide color flakes),
ulmo of white flowers and the liana or white climbing.
park is also populated by a varied fauna composed by the puma,
huemul, pudú, fox, ferret, boar, mountain cat and American
mink among others.