Rada Tilly is considered the southernmost seaside resort on the earth. While there are in more southern locations also beaches, but takes in this tourism is a no significant role.
The place is located in a semi-circular bay with a flat sandy beach, which is bounded in the south of the peninsula Punta Marqués. The climate is temperate with an average of 19 ° C in summer and 6 ° C in winter, precipitation is about 200 mm per year and the water temperature varies between 8 ° and 19 ° C.
Rada Tilly holds in addition to the function as a seaside resort also functions as a bedroom community for Comodoro Rivadavia. The growth is among the fastest in the province of Chubut. Thus, the population increased between 1991 and 2001 at 111%.
In 1794, the Gulf San Jorge was mapped, got the peninsula, which limits the bay in the south, the name of Punta del Marqués de Casa Tilly assigned as an honor for a Spanish Marquis, which had has especially to fame in the war against Portugal. Only in 1926, a decade after the foundation of Comodoro Rivadavia, the beach was used by the inhabitants of this town as a seaside resort, followed in 1929 the first restaurant. The final establishment took place in July 1948, when the municipal boundary was defined and thus the place was separated from Comodoro Rivadavia. Since then, Rada Tilly quickly grew most populous seaside resort of Patagonia - after the port city of Puerto Madryn - to.
The town's economy is determined by the service sector. Tourism, especially the weekend tourism from Comodoro Rivadavia and other nearby towns from here occupies the first rank.
Culture and sights
Rada Tilly has a small casino, but few cultural sites. So there is a small regional museum and a public library. Biggest attraction is Punta del Marqués peninsula on which is a nature reserve. In summer there is a regionally important rugby tournament held on the beach of the resort.