Casa de Juan Bautista Vairoletto: Replica of the house where the
notorious rural bandit died. This is on National Route 143 South,
20 kilometres from the city centre.
Aero Club: This is a spa beside the Atuel River, with a camping
site, a tennis court and a football pitch. It is located 2.5
kilometres from the city centre.
Polideportivo Municipal (Municipal Sports Centre): This is a
large complex for various sports and camping.
Banco Nación Club: Offers an ideal site for camping, spa and to
play golf next to the Atuel River; in addition it offers courts
to practice different sports.
Complejo Los Troncos: This is a good place to camp and play
sports. It is on the National Route 143 south, kilometre 578,
1.5 kilometres from the city centre.
Muro de Escalada Deportiva (Sports Climbing Wall): It offers
walls between 7 and 12 metres in height and with various degrees
of difficulty. It is at Zeballos Street 1200.
Pique Club: Ample camping area and spa. It is on the National
Route 143 south.
Milestones "Algarrobo bonito":
This is an old and enormous Algarrobo specimen which caught the
attention of the Alvear pioneers in 1900, when the engineer
Chapeaurouge began the task of dividing the land into parcels
for future crops. The carob tree is still standing at the moment
thanks to the firmness of the neighbouring of Alvear, who
opposed to its cutting in the mid-60s to facilitate the
construction of the National Route Nº 188. Currently, the street
was built besides the tree.
Cerro Ponón Tregua:
It has a height of 1,200 metres and its name comes from the
Araucana language which means "dog leg". It is very suitable for
the adventure tourism and the observation of the native fauna.
Punta de Agua:
This is an area devoted to the adventure tourism: climbing,
horseback riding, etc. It can be reached by the National Route
Festivals and Events:
* Fiesta Departamental de la Vendimia (Departmental Celebration
of the Harvest)
This celebration reflects a year of work and effort of the
farmers in the Department.
It begins with an election in each district, culminating with
the crowning of the new departmental beauty candidate, as a
result of the upcoming harvest.
* Fiesta Provincial de la Ciruela (Provincial Party of the Plum)
It takes place in the District of Bowen, in the building located
on Sarmiento Street.
It is celebrated at the last weekend of February with the
participation of local and national artists, with the
concurrence of more than thirty thousand people.
* Fiesta Nacional de la Ganadería de las Zonas Áridas (National
Celebration of the Arid Areas Cattle Breeding)
It is celebrated in the first fortnight of May. There are
commercial, industrial and artisan exhibitions, cattle breeding
training workshops, and guided tours, culminating in the final
round with the party traditional rodeo. The art groups that make
their presentations at the main stage are all of great national
importance. Moreover, the ribs on the roasting spit are a must.