The Aconcagua is the highest peak in South America. It is a top destination for international climbers and can also be accessed (at a safe distance) by the ordinary traveller. The tour starts in the capital Mendoza and takes you close to Cerro Penitentes, which also houses a ski resort.
El Puente del Inca is a rock formation that forms a natural bridge over the River Caves. It is situated northwest of the province of Mendoza, Argentina, and its strange formation and past as a hotel of thermal baths has made it into a highlight for tourists. it is now a Natural Area that is protected by the province.
It is the central square of the city .. Clean, big and very active. It is quite easy to reach as it is situated in the center of the city and next to it are the tram stops, perfect to rest as it has sinks that can cool you down. In the evening there are shows that keep the action alive.
San Martin Park is the largest park in the city, and has several acres where one can go to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy the zoo, many beautiful streets filled with rees, extensive landscaping, lagoon, rowing school and much more...
THE Atuel Canyon has an attractive landscape and is just 37 kilometers from the city of San Rafael in the province of Mendoza. There we found the stunning natural landscape with amazing natural sculptures, lakes and immense walls beside the river Atuel. The peace and quiet of the canyon only serves to reinforce its beauty. There are also many things to do here such as horseback riding and white water rafting. This last is a great experience to get the adrenaline flowing while enjoying the spectacular views.
Plaza España was part of the redesign of Mendoza which took place after the 1861 earthquake. It was designed in 1863, and is one of the four squares that surround the Plaza Independencia. It's had a number of names over the years, including Montevideo and Carlos Pellegrini, until finally it was given the name of Plaza España. The other squares nearby are Plaza Italia, Plaza Chile and Plaza Independencia. In 1946 it was remodeled using some materials brought from Spain, like friezes. In 1993, the decision was made to restore the 1,561 badly damaged tiles that used to show scenes from the founding of the city. It is now one of the most-visited places in Mendoza, with people coming from all over to see the beautiful tile work, Andalusian wrought iron lanterns, central fountain, beautiful monuments and wide variety of plants. It's a great place to come and relax in the shade of the trees.
We visited the beautiful valley of La Leñas in Malargüe during April 2012 when there was still a lot of snow. The main season begins in June and ends in October and includes sports such as skiing, snowboarding and the famous "coolie skate" for beginners. The guide ve accompanied us all the way told us that this place in the valley was discovered in 1890 and became a famous ski center in 1983. It was originally called "Andesmia pinifolia" nwhich is the name of a bush in the area. It's the ideal place for winter sports as you can visit throughout the year and it has a very special atmosphere, surrounded by tranquility and beautiful nature. You can find all types of accommodation and top-notch services like an Adult School and a playground to teach children, coaching and equipment rental. The phone number of Las Lenas is: +54 2604 471100
I call it the mini Mediterranean. As a nature reserve, it is a very small place. It is off the beaten path in a lake surrounded by mountains. This site was created and owned by the architects who built the roads for tourism. Homes are equipped with everything, including satellite cable. It also has a small restaurant and proveduria, swimming pools, and outdoors grills. Best of all is the sight of all the house overlooking the lake and mountains. Imagine yourself there, waking up to a breeze coming in from the mountains. It can't even be described, it can only be lived. There are group travel offers to this place through the agency called(Taiel. You can google and searc as they have a page on the Internet. They are excellent. I recommend a really good time with them. During summer you can take monlit walk (the moon lights all of the outside), horseback riding, etc., IT IS A BEAUTIFUL AND MAGICAL PLACE YOU WILL NOT REGRET VISITING.
This photo was taken in September of last year, when I went for a few days with friends to San Rafael, a village in the city of Mendoza. I really love going to San Rafael, it is truly an inspiring place. That was a day with a beautiful sunset, and I took some beautiful photos. Here is one of them.
I came across a place called 'Penitentes' on one of my excursions of "High Mountain" from the city of Mendoza. It's a ski slope that has a stunning panoramic range. There I saw snow for the first time. Although I didn't actually see it snowing, the day was beautiful, it was full winter season and the sun was beaming.
We passed through amazing landscapes like something from a dream, with ancient glaciers, breathtaking forests and gorgeous lakes - the other side of Argentina, a world away from the cosmopolitan culture and energy of the cities. A tour through Patagonia enabled us to see one of the most fantastic places in the world - an idyllic environment, with wonderful sunsets, like a moving postcard with the Andes in the background. We stayed at a lovely family-run hotel which, despite not being too luxurious, made us feel right at home.
This dam has been formed by the water from the Río Diamante kilometer path and has created a huge lake in which more than 700 plants have been planted in order to encourage kingfish and salmon fishing. Famous fishing contests take place here and many sports are practiced. In Diamond Canyon Lake and along the blue-green waters, I stumbled upon a Fishing and Boating Club, there is a campsite with all the necessary facilities, cabins for rent, a hotel and a restaurant to stay and enjoy a wonderful and relaxing holiday. Many visitors come here, not only from nearby areas but also from further afield. The phones and the website are of the Tourist Office of the Municipality of San Rafael located at Av Yrigoyen and Balloffet.
Having been delighted with The Laguna La Niña Encantada and the Well of Souls , crossing the winding slope Atuel Canyon we find the splendid spectacle and unique turquois colorful waters of this lake where windsurfers and fishing delight. Who could imagine that in the midst of mountains and miles and miles from a river, on a plain, we would find this place. On the right bank is Villa El Nihuil, with its chapel, municipal office, telephone service, courier and camping, while on the left is the Fishermen's Club San Rafael, cabins, supplies, swimming pool, weekend houses etc. The location is the dam, the other data are from the City of San Rafael.
These springs are located about 2 hours from Mendoza and the mountain range, and are what equpadas Aencion calls that are becoming an attractive resort, with artificial waves .. There is a thermal circuit river, picnic areas, waterfalls etc. .. It is certainly an area to enjoy the scenery accompanied by these gentle waters.
Mendoza is a place with many attractions for example: it has very nice tours near the mountains, in the city there are many activities and the best of the wines of the area. There are many wine shops as well as large companies and all of them have wine tasting. It is a very pretty town which is populated by many trees, I love it. And a nice time to come is in October. I hope you like the photos
Potrerillos is a beautiful place to get some fresh air and be in touch with nature. It's part of the Andes mountain range, is absolutely stunning and offers lots to see whatever time of year you visit.
Thank God I have had the opportunity to live this experience in both Mendoza and Río Diamante River, in San Rafael. Both adventures are spectacular. Perhaps the rapids of Mendoza, in any time of year are stronger and a more adrenaline charged experience. Still, whoever is by Mendoza and likes these things should go and enjoy a different evening. The guides usually are the same year after year and are very good and highly skilled people. Worth it!
This passage, leading directly to the Plaza Independencia, is full of cafes, restaurants, and pubs - a real tourist trap. Sunny during the day, it's a vibrant place with plenty of options to relax. Be warned that beggars and hawkers tend to flock here.