The first white and indigenous pioneers coming from Chile, began to settle in the area, in the last years of the last century.
They fundamentally dedicated to the agriculture and cattle raising of subsistence. Their only way of communication were: Along the Mountain Pass Samoré to Chile, and along the Nahuel Huapi.
Lake to Bariloche. When the border problems with Chile were solved, thanks to Perito Moreno's acting, the National Government created in 1902 Nahuel Huapi pastoral colony to secure the national sovereignty.
One year later, Primo Capraro, an Italian man, arrived at the region, he became the first promoter of the regional development. First, he worked the land, then he built a sawmill, and later on he built the first hotel near Correntoso River. The population began to increase and her necessities too.
In 1934, Nahuel Huapi National Park was created and it gave a strong impulse to the region. Meanwhile the town began to acquire fame as a tourist destination. It was favored by the establishment of good hotels, a lot of summer residences, the Cerro Bayo winter center, and the Cumelén private country.
The city is placed at 870 meters over the sea level. It is located on the north Nahuel Huapi Lake's riverbank. Villa La Angostura is head of the Lakes' Department, Neuquén Province. It receives its name because it is located exactly in the narrowness or isthmus of Quetrihué Peninsula.