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Can someone fall in love with a place and leave everything else behind? Can a person choose the destiny of others unintentionally? A tea house, a small mountain village and a great deal of magic.
Watercrafts rest on the shores of Lake Lácar everyday. They leave the pier towards Hua Hum and beautiful Quila Quina. In the summer, in the winter, always...
In San Martin de los Andes a walk in the mountain invites to have fun and dare to adventure. The Miramás snow park is a different way to enjoy the landscapes.
Almost until mid-Spring, this winter resort offers an unforgettable ski season, with lots of sunshine, excellent snow quality and first-class services.
Snow covered forests keep many secrets. Snowshoeing on the deep snow of its trails is a great way to discover them.
We toured the majestic lenga forest at Mount Chapelco on a sleigh with husky dogs. A fantastic adventure on the snow both for adults and children.
The Lago Hermoso snow park is a proposal for cross-forest crossings of lengas and incredible views of the Beautiful River Valley in the National Park.
Snowshoeing through the lenga forest in Chapelco is an enjoyable alternative to experience the mountain off the ski trails.
Not only is snowshoeing wonderful but also easy to enjoy by anyone willing to practice it.
Chapelco's Tetrathlon is the most representative sports dispute in San Martín de los Andes. It combines four disciplines: ski, running, mountain biking and kayaking.
The gastronomic options in the downtown area offer high quality and assistance and their dishes please expert palates.
The classic sightseeing tour around the city is carried out on board a coquettish London bus that shows the features and the essence of the city and spectacular views of the surroundings.
In the winter and the summer, the craftsmen’s market surrounding the main square becomes a traditional and colorful tour.
A circuit that enables visitors to get deep into the most intimate sceneries of the Patagonian nature. A zigzagging tour, specially thought for the family, that shows all the magic of the area.
It is only 112 kilometers long along National Route 40 which links San Martín de los Andes City with La Angostura Village.
This international pass joins the Argentinian and Chilean lake districts and presents similar natural features to both sides of the border in a very amusing tour.
We went along the route leading to the Hua Hum international pass and passed by amazing spots featuring the lush vegetation typical of the Valdivian forest.
An amusing way to cross into the neighboring country through the road leading to Hua Hum offers the chance to enjoy the navigation of Lake Pirehueico through the Valdivian Rainforest.
We crossed towards Chile through the Cardenal Samoré Pass. During the tour, we had a look from every natural vantage point in the pre-Andes.
The Arrayán vantage point is one of the most beautiful and best located panoramic sites in the city. Easily accessed and close to the downtown area, it features excellent views of town and Lake Lácar.
The First Settlers Museum preserves part of the cultural richness of the first communities dwelling the mountain range region.
Reminiscent of the old mountain village, Doña Quela Restaurant preserves its original atmosphere and adds up a menu containing young dishes with very Patagonian flavors.
A simple and dynamic museum shows us the very controversial figure of an Argentinian-born revolutionary adopted by Cuba and known as Che Guevara.
A very unusual museum displays vintage two and four wheel vehicles; valuable items manufactured in Argentina and abroad.
The salmonidae species from Lake Lácar are preserved at the Fish Capture and Breeding Station in the city. NOT WORKING AT THE MOMENT.
A visit to the new Lake Lácar waterfront is a must as its dynamic distribution offers a nice beach and all nautical activities a few blocks away from the downtown.
The extensive coast of Lake Lácar offers countless beaches lying close to the downtown. Plenty of sunshine, nautical sports and meeting friends are the main proposals.
This is a new destination for tourists but a spectacular place to stay, whether on vacations or any long weekend marked by the calendar.
Experimenting contact with the mountains and the fresh air are possibilities granted by Patagonia for those who carry their backpacks and go out camping.
We attended an amusing chef gathering in a paradisiacal spot, ideal for good gourmet cuisine. It included the tasting of excellent wines grown in Neuquén.
Eating out at a tourist destination is always a challenge. When visitors come back to the same restaurant, it means food quality is good and they are pleased to repeat such experience.
The already famous Paso Córdoba is a magnificent tour used as an alternative to the 7-Lake Road. Ideal for those who like captivating sceneries.
On a motorbike, we resolved to see the surroundings of San Martín de los Andes. Here are some alternatives to visit on two wheels.
Hiking is a mountain sport that is gaining more and more followers. New itineraries go across the forests of northern Andean Patagonia.
Several rivers in this region are the scene for one of the most amusing recreation activities in Patagonia: rafting.
We crossed the Andes on board a rubber boat that led us through the Valdivian forest. Rapids, pools and fun with the family took hold of the moment.
We toured around the central area of the Lanín National Park and enjoyed the lakes, mountains and volcanoes landscape.
We left San Martín de los Andes through National Route 234 heading for Junín de los Andes and got to a fork next to the site known as the Virgin of the Mountain, where we turned left into National Route 48 (made of gravel).
Canopy invites everyone to fly like a bird above a forest made up of lengas at the Chapelco Mountain Range and to experience brand-new sensations, both during the summer and in the snowy winter.
Very close to the traditional roads we find the wonderful Ñivinco Waterfalls, which confirm that every forest hides some mystery to be unveiled.
Swimming across Lake Lácar has become one of the most popular sports events in San Martín during the summer.
Lying close to the shores of Lake Lácar, a tiny island is the main attraction at a beach considered a meeting point for young people to sunbathe and gather with friends.
Motocross is present in San Martín de los Andes, and it is good motocross indeed. The Patagonian regional motocross championship is enjoyed at this location every year in October.
Ascent of one of the most attractive, mythical and challenging Andean massifs in Patagonia. An unforgettable experience to explore oneself.
We visited one of the wonderful nooks of the area: Lakes Huechulafquen and Paimún. During the tour, we visited the district of Junín de los Andes, the Chimehuín River and we spotted the Lanín Volcano.
An outing on the José Julián is the only way to reach the secretive corners of Lakes Huechulafquen and Epulafquen.
Lake Machónico shows off its best outfit for us to slide softly over the waters on a rowing boat.
An exceptional sample of the criollo skills on horseback in a rodeo afternoon within a purely rural environment.
Seemingly suspended above the river, the boats and their paddlers engage in a race with the current while avoiding small and large rocks.
Be it windward or leeward yachtsmen set sail whatever the weather. Sails are a familiar part of the landscape on Lake Lácar.
Rappelling is one of the most fascinating activities involving rock and the environment while putting our own physical strength to the test.
The beautiful green meadows that upholster the hillsides of Mount Chapelco in the summer are ideal to practice activities that turn out to be as amusing as skiing in the winter.
The Argentinian-Chilean native communities have an ancient tradition: they celebrate the beginning of the new year on June 24.