Nowadays the valley is a large dam on the Limay River with a beautiful lake surrounded by pink hills, petrified forests and
all the secrets of a desert region. A museum
is the main attraction of the village "Villa El Chocón" (1,000 inhabitants), where it its possible to see the fossilized rest
of the Giganotosaurus Carolinii.
It is a perfect place to practice different activities like fishing, swimming, sailing, camping, visit the
museum with dinosaurs remains, or see millions years old dinosaurs footprints on the coast. The region has been declared
of interest by the UN in 1996, and as a national monument in 1997.
Fossilized Footprints on the cost of El Chocón Lake
Los Gigantes. Seven kms. from Villa el Chocón.