Lago Epecuen, Carhue

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Travel to the famous healing lagoon and see the deserted town claimed by its waters at Lago Epecuen. Long believed to have healing properties, the waters of the lagoon have been used in treatments since the early 19th century because of the mineral content of the water and its high salinity. In 1985, heavy rains caused the lagoon to swell, and water swallowed this small spa town. For 25 years the town was under water, but now that the water has receded you can see the eerie landscape. Using our custom trip planner, Carhue attractions like Lago Epecuen can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • An enchanting and picturesque scape, reminding of the luxurious great past. The real gem for those who is into abandoned places. The story behind it is also unique: the salted lake that flooded the to...  more »
  • Excellent place to take many pictures. The place was under water for 11 years and now it shows everything in a chaotic way. Buildings, streets, pools, etc. It is recommended to go late on the afternoo...  more »
  • It is a very big, with waters with curative Lake. The eponymous village which was flooded is worthy of visit, only 6 kms from Carhué.
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