Getaway to Campana: walks along the river, the first car in the country and flavors “from the garden to the table”

The Argentine car guide, a coastal walk on the banks of the Paraná de las Palmas river and the Ciervo de los Pantanos National Park, created on the base of the Otamendi Natural Reserve All this and much more is concentrated in Campana, a port and commercial city just 75 km from Buenos Aires.

In the northeast of the province of Buenos Aires , the place usually attracts corporate tourism, but it has also grown as destination for weekend getaways thanks to its hotels with large wooded gardens and swimming pools, gastronomic proposals and the waterfront facing the Campanense Delta. Located at the meeting point of the Pampas and Paraná Delta and Islands ecoregions, the Ciervo de los Pantanos National Park preserves rolling pampa grasslands on its highest terrain, which ends abruptly in a ravine natural. Downward, there is a flooded plain made up of floodable grasslands, channels, lagoons and marshes. And finally, the Paraná de las Palmas river borders the low fields, depositing sediments.

El río y la costanera de Campana. Foto Turismo de Campana
The river and the waterfront of Campana. Tourism Photo of Campana
The emblem of the place
With huge grasshoppers, fox soda pops and grasslands dominating the landscape, the National Park was created in 2018 and occupies an area of ​​5,200 hectares. There the weasels overas and wild cats find refuge during the day, while the guinea pigs and ferrets make tunnels between the pastures, and in the area of ​​the lagoons ducks, coots, hawks and federals live. Forests of felling, accompanied by elders, ombúes and blackheads, boy toured by thrushes, pepiteros and the blue tacuarita. In the waters there are species such as tarariras, catfish and mojarras, and in the floodplains are found most of the threatened species that the area protects, from the straight-billed pajonalera and the dwarf espartillero among the birds, to the deer of the swamps, between mammals and the emblem of the place.“With long, slender legs for walking on swampy soils, the swamp deer is the largest South American deer. It is solitary, but it can also be seen in pairs or small groups,” they explain. from the National Parks Administration.And they highlight: “The deer prefers flooded estuaries and grasslands to live and feeds on shoots and leaves of trees and shrubs.” The entrance to the Park is free, and it is open to the public every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. There is an Interpretation Center, a picnic area and various trails.
In Campana there is a Coastal Walk. Tourism Photo of Campana

The origin

The city of Campana was founded in 1885 by the brothers Luis and Eduardo Costa, collaborators of the Miter government. Previously, those lands belonged to Álvarez Campana, so the name is due to the fact that this place was called Rincón de Campana.“In 1876 the Argentine Central Railway arrived, which contributed to the economic boom. The city’s primary element is the Paraná de las Palmas River and it is dedicated to agriculture and livestock”, explains the Undersecretary of Tourism, Islands and Sustainable Development of Bell.And it stands out: “So, an English-owned refrigerator opens here and, through the port, frozen meat begins to be exported to other countries. Employees and bosses of British origin live in its surroundings, giving origin to the Neighborhood English, with its specific architectural style in the buildings that have survived to this day, declaring them a historical monument”. Construction begins on the Municipal Palace, the Normal School and several warehouses that supply the workers of the railway, the meat processing plant and the port. En Campana hay un Paseo Costanero. Foto Turismo de Campana

The boats to go to the islands of the Campana Delta. Tourism Photo of Campana
Over the decades, a paper mill was installed, the child ports enabled to transport crude oil, and the refinery (West Indian Oil Company, ESSO and, now, Axion Energy) and the Tenaris Siderca plant, among others, were added.In order to learn about the history of the Railroad in this Buenos Aires district and thanks to the management and support of private collectors and ex-railroad members, the Railway Museum has been operating since 1994 in the Cargo Office on the Paseo Costanero, which belonged to the Argentine Central Railway. The car guide

The story goes back to 1884, when the Spanish immigrant Manuel Iglesias (1870-1955) arrived in Argentina and acquired his first knowledge of mechanics in the railway workshops.En Campana hay un Paseo Costanero. Foto Turismo de Campana

Las lanchas para ir a las islas del Delta de Campana. Foto Turismo de Campana
The Argentine car guide, created by Manuel Iglesias. DP Photo
In 1903, Iglesias began to build the automobile in a room in his house in Campana With few tools, Iglesias worked by splicing piece by piece, and testing the engine in his outdoor backyard, until he finished his work in 1907 With the help of a neighbor, he demolished the wall that joined both houses to be able to get the car out onto the street.In the Museum there is a poster that highlights the technical data: the maximum approximate speed is 12 km per hour, the engine has a 114 mm x 130 mm cylinder, the crank ignition with a spark plug, an intake valve and an exhaust valve actuated by a cam and spark-proof rocker (later he used 4 batteries of 1.5 volts each).The clutch was a single 300 mm leather disc, the gearbox had two gears (forward and reverse) and the wheels were with wooden spokes and iron rims (the front ones, 63 cm, and the rear ones, 73 cm). cm). The age wooden seat for two personalities, the iron chassis and the fuel and water tanks had 12 liters each.Las lanchas para ir a las islas del Delta de Campana. Foto Turismo de Campana Las lanchas para ir a las islas del Delta de Campana. Foto Turismo de Campana
The Campana Automobile Museum.
Currently, this car
is the star of the “Manuel Iglesias” Automobile Museum and is exhibited in a special room, with photos and technical data. Founded in 1997, in conjunction with the First Automobile Club, the museum has a primary hall that houses more than 25 vintage vehicles and engines.
Synthetic lagoon and swimming pools Surrounded by 6 hectares of a wooded park with a synthetic lagoon, three outdoor swimming pools and free outdoor parking, the hotel Australis Campana is a good option for a family getaway, just 80 km from the City.
Una de las piscinas del Australis Campana.
The lagoon of the Australis Campana hotel. Photo Australis Bell Strategically located in the Paraná tourist corridor, it is a rest space with 85 rooms, a health club with a heated indoor pool, three outdoor pools, a game room and sports courts. The Manjares restaurant specializes in international cuisine with options for celiacs and vegetarians, as well as a menu with products to enjoy in the park next to the pools. Breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner are served there.
La laguna del hotel Australis Campana. Foto Australis Campana
One of the pools of the Australis Campana.
In the Spa Acqua di Mare there is a gym, an unwind room, a Jacuzzi and a dry sauna, and offers different therapeutic and cosmetic treatments.In turn, the hotel has 5 rooms for business meetings and events, with capacity for 500 personalities.

From the orchard to the table ” We are the guide La Pebeta, un restaurante de campo Farm To Table

(From the garden to the table) We are an essential agroecological farm with a restaurant and a grocery store. We are a holistic territory that raises and cultivates conscientiously, and we live in community with animals and plants”, they say in the La Pebeta restaurant.
La Pebeta ofrece visitas guiadas a su huerta. Foto DPEl río y la costanera de Campana. Foto Turismo de Campana
La Pebeta, a country restaurant “from the garden to the table”. DP Photo
The place has a menu that varies every week, according to the daily harvest of vegetables and fruits, while the meat dishes come from animals fed on pastures, and with free range chickens and pigs in well-kept environments and pigs. There are also vegan and TAAC-free dishes. Sourdough bread with chickpea hummus, ceviche of seasonal vegetables and fritters from the garden, boy some of the small portions to start enjoying at the table.
La Pebeta ofrece visitas guiadas a su huerta. Foto DP
La Pebeta offers guided tours of her garden. DP Photo
Among the main dishes, the garden salad, pork cannelloni, wood-fired oven chicken or short pasta with vegetable ragout, among other proposals, stand out. And for dessert, the creamy chocolate with sea salt, the dulce de leche flan or the tiramisu boy are highly recommended.
During the summer, the restaurant is open from Thursday to Sunday at noon, and on Friday and Saturday nights. Visits to the kid garden on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30, an experience that allows you to fully understand the concept of the place: “ Reducing the distance between the earth and the table is the focus of our efforts. We are committed to being the zero kilometer experience”.
MINIGUIDE How to get there By Route 9 (Pan-American), with exit at Km 78.5. The train arrives from Retiro, the Chevallier bus and Logos Transfers, a corporate transfer agency that provides transfers throughout the country in cars, minibuses, vans and buses, with medium and long-distance lunch box options (5031-3800; www Where to stay The double room with buffet breakfast costs from $22,500 per night. Household strategy for 4 personalities, from $27,967(03489-404050; 03489-511136;; Where to find out : source

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