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Villa Epecuen, Argentina

From series “Abandoned Places of the Earth with Distinct Marks of Civilization”
Equally sad and tragic is the fate of the Argentine town of Villa Epecuen. This resort town was founded on the banks of a large salt lake. It was positioned as a health resort. Since the foundation, its fate was full of obstacles. The town was so attractive that a number of guests attending it increased every year. Gradually, authorities of Villa Epecuen faced the lack of the fresh water and decided to expand the scale of the local reservoir.

Villa Epecuen, Argentina Within ten years, the fresh water from the reservoir began to flood the resort area. Then, it was decided to build a new dam. An excess of water was used to irrigate agricultural fields. However, such measures didn’t save the city. One day, the water in the lake has risen by 15 meters. The resort area was flooded completely. Local residents had to leave their homes hastily. Today, the resort town is completely destroyed by the elements and lies in a total desolation.

Founded in 1920, the resort has been existing for less than 70 years. Just before destruction, its population was more than 5 000 people. The resort stood flooded until 1993. Now, the water level in the lake is gradually reduced. It allows you to look at the ruins of the once prestigious resort. In 2009, there was a significant event. One of local residents, Pablo Novak, returned there. An amazing documentary called Pablo’s Villa was filmed about the hermit and a ruined town. It was first presented at the Sydney Film Festival. Next - Neftegorsk


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ATM bankomat: 'Cajero Automatico Link' located in 6.95 km ( check the route on the map).
Fuel station: 'Aca Carhué' in 6.91 km
Supermarket: 'Supermercado LACO' in 6.68 km
Apotheek: 'Farmacia Calvo' in 36 km
Police station: 'Policia' in 6.7 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Parrilla Caballino' in 5.96 km

Best hotels near Villa Epecuen

Hotel Howard Johnson Trenque Lauquen

Located in 124 km from Villa Epecuen
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Rooms: 40
Fully carpeted, rooms at Hotel Howard Johnson Trenque Lauquen are fitted with air conditioning. All of them have private bathrooms. Breakfast is … More: photo, rates and booking
El Mirador Complejo Turístico

Located in 125 km from Villa Epecuen
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Rooms: 24
At El Mirador Complejo Turístico guests can book rooms with air conditioning and TV, suites with spa baths and garden views and apartments with … More: photo, rates and booking
Hostería La Península

Located in 130 km from Villa Epecuen
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Rooms: 10
Providing a tranquil environment, the rooms and apartments in La Península feature private bathrooms. Some rooms offer garden views. Hostería La … More: photo, rates and booking
Hotel Boutique Posada Piedras Blancas

Located in 139 km from Villa Epecuen
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Rooms: 8
Fitted with plasma TV and air conditioning, rooms at Boutique Posada Piedras Blancas have designer decor. All of them have private bathrooms with … More: photo, rates and booking

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