Uruguayan writer Horacio Quiroga was a get-back-to-nature type who found his muse in the rough-and-ready Misiones backwoods lifestyle. His simple stone house at the southern end of town (a 30-minute walk) was built by himself. An adjacent wooden house is a reconstruction made for a biopic. To reach them, a trail through sugarcane lets you learn via panels and audioguide about Quiroga's deeply tragic life, so full of shotgun accidents and doses of cyanide it’s almost funny.

Grand views of the Paraná inspired Quiroga to write his regionally based stories.