The mapuche legend goes that Maivé fell madly in love with him as soon as she saw him. The beautiful ketri or myrtle forms a unique forest in the Quetrihué Peninsula.
To the Southeast of the Quetrihué Peninsula, lies a natural treasure of the Los Arrayanes National Park.
On the shores of Lake Nahuel Huapi, about 12 hectares concentrate magnificent giant myrtaceous bushes, best known as myrtles. From the mapuche term ketri, “myrtle” and hué, “site”, the forest of the peninsula has certain features that make it unique in the world: its specimens reach over 15 meters of height and 400 years of age. As ancient as they are beautiful, their thick trunks are covered by soft thin sheets that make up the cold bark dyed in a delicate cinnamon color.
During the summer season, its small exquisite white flowers ornament its branches to give way to the blackish violet edible fruit of the Fall, used by the Indians to prepare chicha (alcoholic beverage).
ContactGreenleaf - Bosque de Arrayanes
Level of Difficulty: Low.
Duration: 2 and a half hours.
Recommendations: An interesting option is to go on the lake excursion and then cycle your way back along the main path, crossing the whole peninsula.Remember that this is a protected area and, as such, the regulated by National Parks must be complied by so that the environment is not altered.The lake excursion leaves from the La Mansa Bay harbor, heading for the Quetrihué harbor. It can also be reached along the Arrayanes National Park main path, which crosses the entire peninsula to the forest.
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