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Estancia La María - Other Activity Puerto San Julián - Argentina

Through Estancia La María courses a volcanic rock ravine that is the stage for what archaeologists consider to be the second most important ancient site in Santa Cruz Province. In 12 sectors of the ranch are 84 caves and rock overhangs covered with pinturas rupestres dating from 13,600 BC. These paintings are similar to those found at Cueva de las Manos (near Perito Moreno), with hand prints, hunting scenes and herds of galloping guanacos. The Cañadón María Baja and Cañadón María Quebrada paths lead to the best examples. Estancia La María also has a small petrified forest.


Ruta Provincial 25, 150 kilometers (93 mi) northwest of Puerto San Julián

Puerto San Julián , Argentina

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Getting There

The only way to arrive from Puerto San Julián is in a private car, or by hiring a remis (approximtely $170 round trip). Some tour agents in Puerto Deseado go to Estancia La María.

Travel Tips:

A reservation must be made to visit the estancia. To learn more about the excavation being done, visit:

Relative price: High End

Travel Skills: None

You Need to Bring:

Bring food, water and sun protection.

Currencies accepted
Argentine Peso

Contact Information:
Phone: 02962-43-2328 / 02966-1341-5994

Here are other activities in and around Puerto San Julián that may be of interest: Reserva Provincial Península San Julián and Boat Tours of the Bay.

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