San Rafael enchants for its natural beauties

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San Rafael enchants for its natural beauties and the great experiences that visitors find in this tourist destination, which can be visited at any time of the year, because it has charms to discover in every season, whether in winter or summer. Approaching this place, in the foothills of the Andes Mountain Range, in the province of Mendoza, is an opportunity to enjoy great adventures practicing rafting, trekking, mountain biking, jet skiing, wind surfing, kayaking, fishing, diving, horseback riding, 4 x 4 safaris, paragliding and rappelling. The walker is captivated by the appreciation of majestic landscapes such as Valle Grande, the Atuel Canyon, El Nihuil, dams and reservoirs of Los Reyunos, El Tigre, Agua de Toro, the Old Villa 25 de Mayo, among others.
After arriving, either by air to Santiago Germanó Airport in San Rafael, take National Route 143 km 6.5. You can also arrive by land, and start to know the different attractions of this destination in Mendoza.

Valle Grande

Going to Valle Grande allows you to interact in an idyllic environment between mountains, the Atuel Canyon and the river of the same name. Hikers can opt for trekking, rappelling, hiking, climbing and zip-lining, or get an adrenaline rush from paragliding, 4X4 safaris and horseback riding, as well as catamaran rides and sport fishing. With an attractive lodging infrastructure, it offers hotels, cabins and weekend houses, in addition to a wide range of exquisite dishes to complement your stay.

Valle Grande, San Rafael ( Photo: Visit Argentina)

Atuel Canyon

The Atuel Canyon is a gift of geology with millions of years that is another of the attractions that San Rafael reserves to tourists, along more than 50 kilometers of route between colorful formations.
There, the wind and the waters of the Atuel River carved over time some curious figures that today have their own name: The Beggar, the Coniferous Forest, the Hanging Gardens, The Elephant, The Rivadavia's Armchair, The Monsters, the Lizard, and many more.

  

Atuel Canyon ( Photo Visit Argentina)

El Sosneado

El Sosneado also has great offers for adventure in mountainous landscapes, furrowed by the currents of the Atuel River, as a stamp that denotes the Andes Mountain Range, and invites to camp in this haven of peace in contact with nature. There the hiker can go into steep trails and reach the elevations, practice mountaineering, participate in enduro and mountain bike competitions. You can also go horseback riding and go to the Cueva del Indio, testimony of the native peoples, or enjoy fishing in the Laguna de El Sosneado.

Villa 25 de Mayo

Travelers who choose San Rafael for their vacations have in Villa 25 de Mayo the pure image of a museum town. With narrow streets as they were hundreds of years ago, unpaved, and houses made of original adobe, it rises above its simple local heritage and allows to visualize the structures of its rudimentary architecture. Traditional festivities are held in this unique place, such as the May 25th Celebrations with the traditional Pericón Nacional, which attract tourism, and during which handicraft fairs are held.

Los Reyunos Dam

Another very picturesque site 35 km from the city of San Rafael is Los Reyunos Dam. In this artificial water mirror the tonalities go from green to turquoise, and the excursionists are ready to try their skills in the fishing of salmonids and pejerreyes. There are also offers for boat rentals, horseback riding, hiking and mountain biking; diving, tirobangi, rappel, hiking and other alternatives.

 

  

Reyunos Dam ( Photo Visit Argentina)

Nihuil

Numerous activities can be done in Nihuil, a beautiful lake in which the visitor is captivated and immediately gets ready to feel that wonderful feeling of enjoyment while windsurfing and kitesurfing.
Others choose to take a canoe ride or a refreshing swim, but there are those who can not give up the experience of water skiing and jet skiing, although it has a little risk, but the adventure is well worth it. Bird watching, hiking and safaris with camera in hand to capture spectacular images are daily activities in this place.

  

Nihuil (Photo Visit Argentina)

Dunes

A very original spectacle can be seen in the vicinity of the tourist village and Lake Nihuil. It is about thirty thousand hectares of sand, where dunes of great height that change their shape frequently stand out. Tourists go through this place in four-wheel drive vehicles, together with specialized guides who know how the landscape behaves and evoke the editions of the Dakar Rally and the Desafío Ruta 40, feeling an enjoyment that is similar to that of those who cover these races and feel a rush of adrenaline.

  

Duna ( Photo Visit Argentina)

San Rafael invites you to visit it

With a wide range of options to have fun and have a good time, San Rafael is a destination to fall in love with and worth visiting. Don't miss the opportunity to get to know it and be part of more than one adventure.

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