Follow the Seven Lakes Road, cross the dense and enormous forest bordering Lake Correntoso, then cross the river of the same name that continues along the Lagos Villarino, Falkner, Hermoso and Meliquimia to reach the town of San Martin de los Andes. It is located on the shores of the beautiful Lacar Lake. San Martin de los Andes is a town of roughly 40,000 inhabitants, and is about 40 km from the border with Chile. The landscape is similar to a pocket in that it is protected from the wind, yet here it is quite different from other places. It is very warm, with wooden buildings, some of which look very rustic.
The hotels in the area are varied and there are excellent restaurants and grills where you can eat the famous Patagonian lamb. It is a beautiful lakeside town located on the shores of Lacar Lake and you can go fishing, hunting, hiking, camping, climbing, rafting, take part in agrotourism, among many other things. The town was founded in February 4, 1898. The Plaza San Martín is the historic core of the city and it is from there that the streets spread out from. There is a monument to General San Martin in the center and a lot of trees to all sides, including centenarians araucarias that still stand and other ornamental species. There are many civic and cultural events carried out here like the Trabun, a Mapuche event that takes place every year. This event takes place during the month of December bringing together musicians from Argentina and Chile. Throughout the year there are several craft fairs and local retailers that bring in fine fruits, sweets, dried flowers and other goods from local producers. You can reach this area by plain, accessed through Chapelco Airport, which is about 22 km from the urban center. Surrounding the square and the surrounding area are the main public buildings, many with great historical and architectural value. The address and phone are the same as the Municipality of San Martin de los Andes.
The seven lakes route in Argentina is the road that goes between the towns of San Martin de los Andes and Villa La Angostura, which happen to be two of the most beautiful towns in Argentina. It's a winding road between lakes and mountains passable most of the year, with some complications heavy snowfall in the winter. Currently we are expanding the pavement. It's one of the must-see places in Patagonia.
After breakfast at the Hotel Caupolican, we went from there to take the tour of the Lake. The characteristic thing of lakes as Lacar, dead lake in the Mapuche language, is its glacial origin but is the only 1 of the lakes in this basin through the river and Lake Hua Hum Nonthué, which empties into the Pacific. It was not the first time I visited and hopefully it won´t be the last time because it is one of areas of the country that I´d like to return to. We left the marina where the position of the Naval Prefecture Argentina. The pier is covered with mountains with thick forest greenery, contrasting with the amazing blue hue of the lake. Although this particular ride we have not visited its beaches, which are very lovely and popular in summer time, in April it's cold and we got to our destination which was Puerto Canoa and the tour of the different areas of the Park Lanin National. We visited Villa Quila Quina, Hua Hum Recreation Area and Playa Piedra Mala among other activities. The lake water is clear, calm, mirror, perfect for water sports, diving, finding shipwrecks, etc., The environment varies with the time of year, we were in the fall and shades ranging from deep green to ocher and yellow. If you go in winter, as I did in the year 2009 and took the tour from Bariloche by the Road of the Seven Lakes to San Martin de los Andes, you can see the environment absolutely white. The place is Lake on Av Costanera, other data from the Ministry of Tourism located on Avenida San Martin and Juan Manuel de Rosas. Telephone +54 2972 427347 Web page:. http://www.sanmartindelosandes.gov.ar/turismo/
It's a place that many young Argentines know but don't value, because they don't go to enjoy the beauty and charm that the place has, both in winter and summer. It has a particular charm both the nature that surrounds the city and the center of the city. Nature in the region is exquisite and beautiful. A place not impossible for anyone to know that loves nature. A combination of different colors that can be found devido from Snow White to the turquoise waters, which are made to believe that any tourist is the perfect mirror the sky and never see a color more beautiful in the world. It has all kinds of greens, because it has an interesting vegetation and severa kinds of animals in the area that generates admiration. Definitely too many reasons to visit this place ... And once you have come, you definitely consider staying for the rest of your life as it's an earthly paradise. I couldn't stay, but I want to return as soon as the opportunity presents itself. Visit Bariloche, in any season, and you won't regret it.
When we dis this walk that took us to Lake Huechulafquen we headed to Junín de los Andes, a city which this river passes through, just a few miles away we found the Chimehuin River Bridge. Its clear waters allow you to glimpse its rocky bottom almost seven meters deep and to glimpse some precious fish. It really is a delight to walk that road along the river with a wide variety of forest vegetation with incredible autumnal shades of yellows, browns, greens, reds and browns that make shiny frame the water course. This river is not only to delight the fishing enthusiasts but for those who can enjoy the beaches, or camping in areas suitable for it, placing their stores on a very green lawn between this thick and lush vegetation which contrasts with the blue sky, the eternally snow-capped Lanin Volcano.
After crossing the bridge over the River Chimehuín the Huechulafquen Lake appears. In the Mapuche language Mapudungun means "lake of the art". The amazing deep blue-green that we saw from far became even more splendid as we got to the beach and saw it reflecting in the sun.From there, we began our walk in Lanin National Park. At the park there is a Visitors Center that helps to guide the tourists. The park features everything that makes natural spaces wonderful, the incredible color of its diverse vegetation cut on the slopes of the volcano Lanin hue contrasting with the intense water, wildlife, trails interpretation forests high in the you hear the chirping of the birds that can't be seen, its camping areas, etc.. In the port of Puerto Canoa can take the boats making the journey through the different glacial lakes and was this lake that accompanied us throughout our tour of the park. We had done a few miles when we found Chimehuin River mouth, which I mentioned in another corner, a river that runs through the town of Junin de Los Andes carrying the waters of this lake to pour into the Atlantic Ocean.
Lago Espejo Chico, or 'Mirror' as it's sometimes known, is another one of the many spectacular lakes that make up the Seven Lakes, San Martin road linking the Andes with Villa La Angostura in Patagonia. So as I said that [poi = 119138] Arm Corner of Lake Nahuel Huapi [/ poi] is in my favorites, The 'Mirror' is also in my list. The beauty of this lake is behind the large mirror, another amazing lake, but that found on the road is very visited. To get to the Mirror Boy turn off at the old inn-Ruca Malen, and the feeling one gets is that live in the mountains. The place is simply a paradise. It has small sandy beaches and a campsite with a good and cheap restaurant nearby.
I love Chapelco, the neighboring ski resort San Martin de los Andes, in the heart of the beautiful Patagonia. I admit I'm not a fan of winter sports, but this wonderful center and the surrounding region are my favorites. So it was possible to enjoy an unexpected snowfall during January. Chapelco permanently incorporates special equipment to improve the condition of the track and provide optimum service to 24 tracks and 140 acres dedicated to sports daily. The lifts and buildings are modern. I invite you to continue reading about the Chapelco Ski Center, in my travel blog.
The name given to this strange, colorful and lovely beach is Piedra mala because it belongs to an area that developed over a volcano, so their sand is really just dark and gray ashes. This area has been protected from the wind by the pine trees that populate the area and there's a wild campground not far away to the delight of those who visit. From here you can walk among trees, pine and evergreens of all kinds to the Visitor Center or go to El Saltillo, in the area there is an organized campsite with all amenities inherent in a campground. The place is the beach, the other information from the campground supervisors.
On the northern shore of Lake Huechulafquen and within the Villa Quila Quina, Puerto Canoa area is where you'll find the spring from which lake Lacar among others departs. in the Catamaran José Julián This is named in honor who was the pioneer of sport fishing in the lake and an active villager. There we find also a Visitor Center, interpretive trails of the surrounding nature as "The Forest" a short hike interesting and clear, the beach Stone Mala and always see the majestic figure of the Lanin volcano. In this place there are also service restaurant and lodging places for fishermen. You can really get in touch with nature here.
This 18 hole golf course was designed by the famous golfers Jack Nicklaus and Jack Nicklaus II, one of his sons. It was opened in February 2005 and includes 100 year old large trees with autumn colours, natural mountain ranges and slopes. While in the rose gardens, you can view gated villas, beautifully designed by Servente Larrazabal, many of which were built of stone and wood, with tiled roofs and slate. All offer amenities for those living there permanently or temporarily. The Club House features a restaurant and international confectionery with spectacular views. Integrated within the golf course is the "Lois Suites Chapelco" that can be seen in one of the pictures, which opened in 2008.
This rural school is located in the Curruhuinca Mapuche community, and was first built in 1919. The creation of this school was an express order of the chief Abel Curruhuinca Dr. Francisco P. Moreno, best known as the Perito Moreno, who was then the President of the National Education Council. It is nestled inside the Lanin National Park. We really loved walking in this area, among the oaks, hearing the crunch of the carpet of leaves that covered everything golden and reddish tones during the autumn.
The school is built out of wood and perfectly manicured. Its story was told in a 2008 film, and features the Mapuche language teachers and community members from Curruhuinca, including Lonko (considered the spiritual director of the community). It shows what makes legends, culture, customs and songs of the Mapuche. From there, we went into the Valley and to visit the house where they filmed the TV series "Alen Luz de Luna". The information for the school and the website of the Administration of the Park , located on Calle Eduardo Frey 749 in San Martin de los Andes.
Most of the stuff to do in San Martin de los Andes is related to nature and the outdoors. Thanks to its great location, this city is the perfect place for all kinds of sports: fishing, hunting, mountain sports, and adventure sports during summer are all high on the list of things to do in San Martin de los Andes. And don't forget to come back in the winter for skiing.
If you're interested in fishing, add Chimehuin, Calefu, Collon Cura, and Quilquihue to your list of what to do in San Martin de los Andes; these fly-fishing rivers are world famous. And if you'd rather lose yourself in the mountains from which the city takes its name, the best places to visit in San Martin de los Andes are the Seven Lakes Corridor and Chapelco, two gorgeous natural landscapes.
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