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Villa Gesell

Villa Gesell is a seaside town in Villa Gesell Partido, Buenos Aires Province (Argentina). The town gets its name from Don Carlos Gesell, the son of German immigrants. In 1931 he bought 1,648 hectares of sand dunes on the Atlantic coast of Argentina. In that year he built a house for his family, this has now been converted into the Gesell family museum. Carlos Gesell transformed the sand dunes by planting thousands of trees there. The settlement gradually expanded stretching along the coastline. Villa Gesell has been a popular tourist destination since the 1940's. In January 1952 the town was visited by Ernesto Che Guevara as he set out on his journey across Latin America immortalized in The Motorcycle Diaries. Villa Gesell is a small seaside town in Buenos Aires Province .This name is came from Don Carlos Gesell, a German who worked hard here.He transformed the sand dunes by planting thousands of trees.Villa Gesell having Gesell's family museum and seaside resorts.



Villa Gesell Hotels

Hosteria Posta Carretas - Av. 1 y 109 Bis Villa Gesell 7165 Argentina
Days Inn Villa Gesell Resort - Avda Costanera 736 Villa Gesell Argentina

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