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Introducing Junín de Los Andes

A much more humble affair than other Lake District towns, Junín’s a favorite for fly fishers – the town deems itself the trout capital of Neuquén province and, to drive the point home, uses trout-shaped street signs. A couple of circuits leading out of town take in the scenic banks of the Lago Huechulafquen, where Mapuche settlements welcome visitors. Outside of peak season, these circuits are best done by private vehicle (or incredibly enthusiastic cyclists), but travel agents based here offer reasonably priced tours.

The center is between the highway and the river. Don’t confuse Av San Martín, runs on the west side of Plaza San Martín, with Félix San Martín, two blocks west.