Patagonia, Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Caleta Olivia

El Gorosito - Photo: Jorge González
El Gorosito - Photo: Jorge González

Access gate to the Province of Santa Cruz, Caleta Olivia is a city with a strong commercial growth and an old oil tradition.

It was founded in the early twentieth century as a port for the production of sheep in the area and it was in 1944 that the discovery of oil in Cañadón Seco (Dry Ravine) managed to give life to the region and transform it completely.

The monument called Gorosito is a tourist attraction for visitors to the city. This is a tribute to all the oil workers in the country and gives clear proof of the significance of this activity in the entire Patagonian region.

The local waterfront and the shores of San Jorge Gulf, famous for its beautiful and strange cliffs and its beaches of very fine sand, invite everyone to behold the last sunbeams. The sunset and the nightfall are usually cold but really unique, especially in the nights with a full moon.

Its colorful and picturesque houses and streets make tourists feel good, whether when they are just passing by or when they have chosen to stay at Caleta Olivia and explore the surroundings. It is an unusual city with the typical southern, maritime and Patagonian mark that makes people love it.

 
InterPatagonia - Touristic Information about Caleta Olivia, Patagonia, Argentina: Introduction
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