In the outskirts of Lake Correntoso, you may practice canopy: a funny experience that enables visitors to see the Patagonian Andean forest from the top of the trees.
The sun shines bright in the Village in the summer afternoons. If you are not on the beach or near the water, you had better look for shelter in the shade of the trees. A traditional and peaceful choice is the myrtle tree forest and a more intrepid alternative is practicing canopy. I chose the latter and, with that in mind, I headed for Mount Belvedere, where Canopy Argentina has its base.
This new sport, very much developed in the tropical rainforests and the Canadian forests, enables visitors to tour and see the natural environment from a different perspective. Adventure and ecologic experience at the same time, canopy is about moving from one air platform on top of a tree to another, using pulleys on horizontal cables.
I was welcomed by Fabián Rechioni, manager of this undertaking that has been in Villa La Angostura for a year and is the first one in the country. In order to set it to work, they made contact with José Flaqué de Costa Rica, eco-tourism spot in Latin America and pioneer in canopy. Having more than 18 years of experience, José designed the itinerary built by the people from Canopy Argentina.
Level of Difficulty: Low.
Duration: 2 hours.
Recommendations: As it does not require any kind of physical effort, anyone can practice canopy except for pregnant women. Young children jump along with the guides, with all the necessary safety elements. In the summer, it is advisable to wear sun protection and insect repelent, as well as comfortable clothes.Even if canopy may be experienced all through the year, it is subject to weather conditions.
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