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History of Claromecó














Claromecó is the main touristic center in Tres Arroyos District since it is located in the south of the Atlantic Coast with 100 kilometers of sandy beaches and waters rich in iron and iodine.
You can get to the city through Nº 3 National Route and Nº 73 Provincial Route or through Nº 228 Route.
The natural charms of Claromecó place it as an ideal site to enjoy a deserved rest among big dunes that provide you with the chance of going on all kinds of excursions and crossings.
This region is well known as " The fishers' paradise" since it has a varied ichthyic richness and being sport fishing the main activity to enjoy
The water in Claromecó has higher temperatures than the water in other seaside resorts in Buenos Aires Province. This is so due to the fact that there is a template current that waters the coast coming from Brazil and contributing to make this resort a special one.
Among the activities you can enjoy in the beach, you will find rowing, surfing, windsurfing, cannoeing, kayaq and water skiing. You can also practise soccer, tennis, paddle, volleyball and horse riding in the different recreational centers in the beach.
In the city, you can walk along the Ocean Drive, the main square framed by María Auxiliadora Chapel, the Regional Museum and the Craftmen´s Fair.
Two kilometers away from the city center, there is a 54 meters high Lighthouse that has a spiral staircase with 278 steps that turn it into the second highest lighthouse in South America. You can admire a beautiful view of the fishing boats and long beach.
Other attractions you cannot miss are Claromecó Stream, the Immaculate Conception Cave , the seven waterfalls excursion, Dunamar Residential neighbourhood and Bellocq Forest Station that is an ideal place to enjoy picnics, hicking, cycling and horse riding.
Golf lovers can practice this sport in Santana Country Club which has a beautiful circuit of 9 holes in an undulating piece of land surrounded by pine trees.

K'la-Rome-Có, it means in Araucanian, triple dilutes, literally three streams, and in second term it breaks down in the following way: Kula or K'la (three), Rome (jonquil) and Kó (it dilutes) that would mean Three streams with jonquils.
Located next to the outlet of the stream of the same name, takes a bath their coast the Ocean Atlantic.
It has wide beaches, of several kilometers of extension, of rich sands in banks of clams and whose waters overcome in several grades to those of other spas. A long chain of dunes, of up to 30 m. of height, it grants certain espectacularidad to the landscape. It is outstanding place for those fond of the fishing of the corvine quarter note and blond, they meet here annually.
The Lighthouse of Claromecó is the highest in the Argentina and the second of South America.
It has 60 meters high and their construction obeyed the necessity of trying to avoid that the ships approach to the typical sandy banks of the area that hinder the coastal sailing.
The area was in its origins remote residence of the tribes Puelches and Moluches to who are assigned a 13.000 year-old antiquity.
It classifies them to him in two different types for their way of life: some farmers that cultivated to feed and they were sedentary and the other hunters, wandering and nómades.
The realized excavations have offered stone instruments and human remains that denote the existence of an indigenous cemetery. This quantity and diversity of found elements reveals the presence of a group of permanent residence that possibly carried out its hunts for the marine coast maintaining its seat in a toldería located in the riverside of the river.

The Jesuit, like in other areas of our country, they were the precursors of the colonization from Buenos Aires when the Spaniards grieve they dared to cross the River Matanzas. To the season, they had already established four towns to 400 km of Buenos Aires.
In 1748 a group of missionaries began exploration trips, among which the father was José Cardiel that in his mission to the River of the Sallow passed for the place that at the moment occupies the spa.
Toward the year 1830 these lands were awarded by the system of grace, for the livestock breeding.
In 1832 they happen, financing the Ocean Atlantic, the captains Parker King and Roberto Fitz Roy that lead to the celebrated naturalistic Carlos Darwin.
The first surveyor that measured lands that later on would be part of the spa, it was Raymundo Prat, January 14 1836. The mensuration corresponded to the land granted in emphyteusis to Francisco Rodríguez of Socas or to Luis Benito Boado, on the stream Claromecó.
New farmers will be happened this way like: the Rivera, the Alive ones, the Noriega, the Uriarte, propellers of the colonization, the Lefrançois, the Jonas, the Massini, the Rodríguez Larreta, and the Bellocq. All determined ones in consolidating the fecundity of these fields for the path of the work and of the progress.
Later on Juan Bellocq acquired most of them and it founded the stay "San Francisco". After its death, the children inherited the lands and they began to promote what called "the corner of Claromecó". Swiftly became the place looked for by the villagers to enjoy the summers and the first houses of the village began to be built toward 1910.
In 1901 the first hotel was inaugurated whose proprietor was Antonio Fernández Molina.
In 1919 the family Bellocq, keeping in mind the importance that had acquired the place like center spa, proposed the Government from Buenos Aires the formation of the Spa Claromecó and as in charge of the mensuration to the engineer Arsenio Bergallo,
The spa Claromecó was founded November 9 1920 officially.

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