Pampas It is a concept that comes from the Quechua language and can be translated as "plain". The first meanings of this term that recognizes the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) are associated with a native people of the American continent that lived in the central region of what is now the Argentinian republic .
By extension to this meaning and by similarity to territory that inhabited these aborigines, it is known as pampa al flat territory It lacks trees and dense vegetation. For example: “I would like to have a lost house in the middle of the pampas to live in peace”, “We have traveled the American pampas for two weeks”, “This kind of deer is a typical pampas animal”.
It is known as Pampas plain , Pampas region Or simply, pampas at one natural region shared by Argentina , Brazil and Uruguay , characterized by a wide steppe With a high level of humidity and mild climate. Thanks to climatic and geographical conditions, the Pampas plain is an area of great fertility in which an immense amount of food is grown.
There are many administrative or political divisions that are called pampa, both in Argentina like in other countries: Pampa Alta (village from the province of Santa Cruz , Argentina ), Pampas (city of Texas , U.S ), Pampas (capital of Tayacaja , Peru ), Pampa Aullagas (Municipality of Oruro , Bolivia ) and others.
The Pampa On the other hand, it is the name of an Argentine province whose capital is Santa Rosa . It is one of the least populated provinces of the South American nation, with just over 315,000 inhabitants. Listed below are some of the points of greatest interest tourist from this province:
Region of the Salinas
In the surroundings of Jacinto Arauz, a city in the province of La Pampa, you can see the transition from the plain to the plateau. Your precious gaps They are the most productive salt deposits in Argentina. Among the deposits that can be found in the Region of Las Salinas stands out La Colorada Girl, a salt mine that dazzles with its reddish color, which is due to the presence of small crustaceans called saline artemias.
Cristo de la Salud Religious Tourist Complex
Very close to Jacinto Arauz is the town of Guatraché, home of the Cristo de la Religious Religious Resort Health , to which thousands of faithful come annually to give thanks to God and to fulfill various promises. Unlike other religious establishments, dating back several centuries, this small sanctuary was created in 1989. Later, in 2005, what began as a cross became a complete center of Christian worship, with a Via Crucis and a dome, in addition to an access portal.
Don Tomás Park
For sports and camping enthusiasts, this 500-hectare recreation center is the ideal place to fully enjoy a trip to the province of La Pampa. In Parque Don Tomás, nature and architecture merge to offer an unforgettable experience: the beautiful vegetation and the lagoon give it the beauty impossible to reproduce artificially, while the facilities allow the practice of cycling, swimming, athletics and football, among many other activities and sports, without neglecting boating, windsurfing and water skiing.
Continuing with the wide variety of activities that can be done in La Pampa, the Jurassic Park offers its visitors the opportunity to meet the imposing giants of the past. This center was built in the early 1990s and has about twenty sculptures up to 30 meters high made of concrete and painted by hand.