World Heritage Site

Los Alerces National Park is located in the Andean region of Patagonia, in the province of Chubut, Argentina.

It is a protected area that covers an area of 263,000 hectares, and was created in 1937 to preserve the last refuge of one of the longest-lived trees on Earth: the alerce or lahuán.

The Park preserves numerous lakes, rivers and streams with crystalline waters, as well as millenary forests of coihues, cypresses and myrtles.

Birds and mammals of various species, such as cormorants, owls, chucaos, kaikenes, foxes, pudúes and huemules find shelter and sustenance here.