What to do in San Martin de Los Andes

What to do in San Martin de Los Andes (Destinations)



Visit the Hua Hum Pass

Hua Hum is a border crossing between Argentina and Chile famous for its lush beauty. But just as beautiful is the route to get there, because it crosses the Pampa de Trompul and its Piedra de Trompul, the hills Sabana and Volcán Colorado for a short break walking through the Yuco peninsula to see its transparent beaches.
Although the route seems to finish ends on the shores of Lake Nonthué, right in the Hua Hum, continue to the amazing waterfall of Chachin and return to stop at the monument called Cristo de la Frontera, symbol of the brotherhood between Chile and Argentina.


Arrive in Villa Angostura by the Seven Lakes
The walk through the Seven Lakes is one of the most sought after by tourists in South America. From San Martin you can leave until you reach the city of Villa Angostura and the journey is more than unforgettable.
The cruise crossing passes through the old forests of oak, cypress lenga and raulí; Mapuches are crossed and a stop is made at the aforementioned Pil Pil viewpoint to later contemplate the Chapelco cord in all its splendor.
This tour leaves the Lanín National Park and enters the Nahuel Huapi, where the welcome is given by the Vulligñanco Waterfall with its 20 meters of free fall water.
There is no better way to get to Villa La Angostura, and once in that city of just 11,000 inhabitants, the tour allows you to visit its emblematic docks, shopping centers and restaurants of unique cuisine in the world.


Rafting on the Chimehuin River
The Chimehuin River is an infitine source of activities. One of them is rafting, which is possible thanks to some very elegant steps such as the quick willow, the mouth of the wolf, the widow's pool, the wind wall, the horseshoe or the canal, all of which can be done in approximately one hour and half.
However, the river is also used for sport fishing for trout and other salmonids.


Rafting on the Chimehuin River
The Chimehuin River is an infitine source of activities. One of them is rafting, which is possible thanks to some very elegant steps such as the quick willow, the mouth of the wolf, the widow's pool, the wind wall, the horseshoe or the canal, all of which can be done in approximately one hour and half.
However, the river is also used for sport fishing for trout and other salmonids.

Enjoy a day of mountaibike
The adventure of mountain bikes reaches unknown limits when it is done in San Martin de Los Andes. These are walks that are almost always downhill and start with a very high starting point that is reached by car.
Adrenaline and fun are guaranteed for the whole family.

Riding with the Mapuche community
A horse and a guide are enough to reach the least accessible places in the region. This activity is one of those that allows us to understand from the inside the landscape that surrounds San Martín de Los Andes.
In addition, the Mapuches offer a different view of the busy world of large cities, one that is in perfect harmony with Creation.

Bathing in the Hot Springs of LahuenCo
In Mapuche, lahuen means "miraculous waters". This bath of thermal waters is also known as Termas de Epulafquen because of the lake of the same name that is nearby.
Today science is aware of the health benefits that these volcanic waters have, and no one who goes to San Martin de Los Andes should stop taking advantage of such an opportunity.

It was only founded 119 years ago and a few decades later its inhabitants had understood that the city and nature were one, and that tourism should be, therefore, the primary economic activity. Today in the world he appreciates that certainty and takes advantage of it because it is worth it.




Source: Revista Buenos Aires Day&Night




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