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History and Gastronomy in Puerto Almanza

Puerto Almanza, a place to discover

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Puerto Almanza, fishing village

Puerto Almanza is a small fishing village located on the east coast of the Beagle Channel, 75 km from the city of Ushuaia. To get there, you must take National Route 3 and then Provincial Route J.

The name of the place comes from a sawmill that operated in the area between the 40s and 50s. In 1966 the Prefectura Naval Argentina installed a detachment that still exists. The first settlers were registered in the 90s, and in 2001, a group of fishermen settled permanently in the place.

Puerto Almanza, today, has an anchorage that welcomes fishing and tourism boats. The activity of the artisan fishing is centered on the extraction of king crabs, mollusks and snooks from the Beagle Channel. Settlers have also created undertakings dedicated to the breeding of mussels, sea urchins and trout. All these seafood dishes can be tasted in the many restaurants located in Puerto Almanza or in the city of Ushuaia.

This village location is ideal for exploring the seaside and its charms. A few kilometers away lies Estancia Harberton, property of the Bridges family, a historic site with its own museum and a range of activities such as hiking and sailing. Opposite Puerto Almanza, on the other side of the Beagle Channel,on Navarino Island, you will find the Chilean village of Puerto Williams.