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Olives, Mariscos And Sweets - Other Activity Las Grutas - Argentina

Las Grutas is a center for artisanal epicurian delights. Centers of production may be toured, and the products bought to take home. Right in town is where the journey begins. At Finca La Sofia, the world’s southernmost olive grove, guides take visitors through the plantation. Then it’s off to see how these fruits are pressed to make oil, and a tasting of the final product (Los Berros 455, E-mail: ventas@olivospatagonicos.com.ar, URL: www.olivospatagonicos.com.ar).

The olive oil may be used to prepare the fruits of the next stop, Mariscos Las Grutas, three kilometers (1.8 mi) north of town. A 45-minute tour teaches how this research center raises oysters, scallops, clams and other shellfish. Afterward, search for seahorses and pick up some fresh seafood for dinner (Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-noon. Sierra Pailemán 528, Tel.: 54-2934-497-404 / visits: 54-2934-1547-2716, E-mail: mariscoslg@hotmail.com / info@www.mariscoslasgrutas.com.ar, URL: www.mariscoslasgrutas.com.ar. Entry: $2, under 6 years old free).

Top off your gastronomic tour with a visit to Los Acantilados. This workshop produces alfajores (chocolate-dipped, caramel-filled cookies), Patagonian fruit marmelades and liqueurs, and others tasty treats (Maquinchao and Villa Regina, Tel: 54-2934-497-054, E-mail: artesanalesla2003@yahoo.com).

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Las Grutas, Argentina

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Getting There

Finca La SofĂ­a is five blocks from Quinta (5) Bajada. Los Acantilados is in the center of town, between Bajada Cera and Primera Bajada. To get to Mariscos Las Grutas, take Ruta Provincial north towards San Antonio Oeste; the center is 3 kilometers (1.8 mi) from Las Grutas (bus: $0.60).

Travel Tips:

Schedule of guided tours are seasonal. Contact the beforehand to see the current hours of tours, or to arrange a special visit.

Relative price: Budget

Take a walk along the beach, go birdwatching or sport fishing. Get in a bit of snorkeling or scuba diving. Take an excursion to Salinas de Gualicho or Fuerte Argentino. Daytrip to San Antonio Oeste’s museums and to San Antonio Este’s beaches.

Currencies accepted
Argentine Peso



Here are other activities in and around Las Grutas that may be of interest: Vuelo Latitud 40,








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