Introducing Villa Pehuenia
Villa Pehuenia is an idyllic little lakeside village situated on the shores of Lago Aluminé, 102km north of Junín de los Andes (via RP23 and Aluminé) and 120km west of Zapala, via RP13. There are several Mapuche communities nearby, including Puel, located between Lago Aluminé and Lago Moquehue.
The village lies at the heart of the Pehuen region, named of course after the pehuén (araucaria) trees that are so marvelously present. If you have a car, the Circuito Pehuenia is a great drive; it’s a four- to six-hour loop from Villa Pehuenia past Lago Moquehue, Lago Ñorquinco, Lago Pulmarí and back around Lago Aluminé. Mali Viajes in Aluminé offers scenic back-road tours along this route in summer, starting from Aluminé.