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A walk through the Otamendi Natural Reserve in Campana

If you’re one of the travelers who enjoy the outdoors and the contact with nature you can visit the Otamendi Natural Reserve in Campana. It is located only 67.5 km from Capital Federal.

Otamendi Natural Reserve is located in the Northwest of the province of Buenos Aires, in the locations of Rio Luján and Otamendi, between the PanAmerican Route (RN 9) and the Rio Paraná de las Palamas, in Campana. It is a nice ride recommended if you go to Campana. It is perfect to spend a good day in the open air and enjoy the hiking.

The Otamendi Natural Reserve was established in 1990 and covers an area of 2,600 hectares which contains a wide variety of environments. It represents an attractive refuge for regional fauna and a meeting place for those ecological travelers and birdwatchers.Reserva Natural Otamendi en Campana

Visit the Otamendi Natural Reserve is an excellent plan to enjoy with the family, a few kilometers away from the city. It is a very good opportunity to learn from nature. It has an interpretation Center, sanitary facilities in very good condition and low and medium difficulty trekking. The Otamendi Natural Reserve in Campana remains also of ancient pre-Hispanic settlements.

Within the reserve there is a place with tables to make a picnic., ideal for a sunny day to relax out of the city for a while.Reserva Natural Otamendi en Campana

Tips to take into account

  • We recommend visiting the reserve in the spring because the weather is pleasant and the variety of birds that you can see is bigger.
  • You are not allowed to make fire because it is a protected natural area.
  • It is recommended to bring mosquitoes repellent.
  • Bring comfortable clothes, sunscreen, footwear, camera and if it is possible binoculars.

Useful information about the Otamendi Natural Reserve in Campana

How to get there

  • By car
  • From Buenos Aires, take RN 9 (Panamericana) until the village of Rómulo Otamendi (between Escobar and Campana, at 68 km). Then continue for 2 km.  Along the main street is reached the entrance to the reserve.
  • Others transport
  • It can also be reached by bus (bus services between Once and Zárate of Chevallier leave you at km 68 Panamerican route) and railway (line Mitre Otamendi station, with transshipment in Villa Ballester). There is a regular service bus from Campana.

Opening Hours

  • Monday to Friday: 8 am to 6 pm.
  • Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays: from 10 am to 6 pm.
  • The trails close at 5 pm although you can remain in the area of picnic at 6 pm.

Tickets

  • The access is free.

Services

  • Visitor centre and auditorium.
  • Service of naturalist guides that allow to know and interpret the different environments. You must register in advance, sending an email to guiasotamendi@gmail.com
  • Parking
  • Sanitary.
  • Picnic area.

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