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San Martin de los Andes | To visit | Excursions

San Martin de los andes

San Martín de los Andes is a typical mountain village. It is located in south-west Neuquén, in a privileged and marvellous place: Lanín National Park . It is surrounded by woods and mountain range hills beside Lácar lake. There you will discover a place called "Valle de los Dioses" (Gods' Valley) by the natives who lived there. The main attraction in winter is Chapelco ski resort, it is the trendiest in Latin America as regards elevation means and the service provided to the people who are keen on this sport.

In Spring and summer there are more varied activities: horseback riding, trekking, mountain bike, tours to learn about nature, lake excursions, etc.

In summer there is a variety of water sports in the rivers and lakes of the region: canoeing, windsurfing, rafting and sailing. It is also the best choice for those who love sports fishing in all its forms (fly casting, trolling, and spinning ).

This beautiful Andes mountain range village is a tourist centre of about 20,000 inhabitants, its economy is based almost exclusively on tourism. Its population is the main settlement and offers Lanín National Park's service. This National Park is the most extensive in the province and headquarters of the province's 'intendencia ' (administration). San Martín de los Andes is an international tourist centre that can be visited all year round: hills, rivers, streams, cascades, native woods and lakes offer you their noble nature so that you can enjoy the different activities, tours and sports.

All the services are characterized by the kind and hospitable mountain range spirit. There are hotels, huts, inns, shopping centres, pubs, tea houses and restaurants where you can taste an exquisite specialty such as deer, wild boar, trouts, berries, chocolate or handmade sweet.

San Martín de los Andes is the "Valle de los Dioses" (Gods' Valley) that you deserve to visit and enjoy in person.

To visit

San Martín de los Andes is the starting point chosen by most tourists to begin a long tour around the lakes area, since it is located in one of the extremes along the Siete Lagos (Seven Lakes) way. This way joins San Martín de los Andes with Villa La Angostura. It is one of the most frequent tours due to the beauty of the area.

There is a variety of tours around the city and its surroundings. They include a tour along Lácar lake's coast, museums, historical buildings, tea houses, cinemas; they are one of the options for tourists who want to come any season during the year.

There is also a variety of tourist circuits and tours that take the hills' ways, going past view points (miradores), from where you can gaze at the magnificent Lácar lake, the amazing cascades and the hundred-year-old woods.

Quila Quina village, Lolog lake, Epulafquen hot springs are places that deserve to be visited.

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