Lago Epecuen, Carhue

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. Work out when and for how long to visit Lago Epecuen and other Carhue attractions using our handy Carhue trip itinerary planning website .
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  • Definitely a place you have to visit when you are in town, creepy to see the forces of nature. It requires a car to get out there
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  • It does not bother me that charge for access. But I wish they would have staff to take care that people do not walk on top of the ruins, they explain what happened to the flood, and they will advise on the vermin that exist (we saw a very large snake).
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  • The Epecuen Lake has a high concentration of salt which makes it almost impossible to sink, they say that its waters have therapeutic properties.
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