Attractions

Top Choice Mountain in Parque Provincial Aconcagua

Parque Provincial Aconcagua

The region's most famous park is Parque Provincial Aconcagua, home of 6962m (22,841ft) Cerro Aconcagua, the highest peak outside the Himalayas and a favorite climbing destination. Reaching the summit requires a comm…
Top Choice Nature Reserve in Malargüe

Parque Provincial Payunia

Just over 200km south of Malargüe on the RN 40, the spectacular Parque Provincial Payunia is a 4500-sq-km reserve with a higher concentration of volcanic cones (over 800 of them) than anywhere else in the world. The…
Top Choice Park in Mendoza

Parque General San Martín

Walking along the lakeshore and snoozing in the shade of the rose garden in this beautiful 420-hectare park is a great way to enjoy one of the city’s highlights. Walk along Sarmiento/Civit out to the park and admire…
Top Choice Winery in San Juan

Las Marianas

One of the prettiest wineries in the region, this one was built in 1922, abandoned in 1950 and reinstated in 1999. The main building is gorgeous, with thick adobe walls and a few examples of the original winemaking …
Park in Parque Provincial Ischigualasto

Parque Provincial Ischigualasto

A spectacular, if desolate landscape of otherworldly rock formations, dinosaur remains and sedimentary mountain ranges. Drivers join convoys on slow-motion tours through the desert valley and canyons of sandstone, c…
National Park in Parque Provincial Aconcagua

Parque Provincial Volcán Tupungato

Tupungato (6650m) is an impressive volcano, partly covered by snowfields and glaciers, and serious climbers consider the mountain a far more challenging, interesting and technical climb than Aconcagua. The main appr…
Monument in Parque Provincial Aconcagua

Cristo Redentor

This monument tops a high altitude pass, once occupied by a rail line linking Argentina and Chile, offering spectacular Andean vistas. The dirt and gravel road from RN 7 to the pinnacle is potentially nerve racking …
Park in Barreal

Parque Nacional El Leoncito

The 76-sq-km Parque Nacional El Leoncito occupies a former estancia (ranch) 22km south of Barreal. The landscape is typical of the Andean precordillera. The high, dry and wide-open valley rarely sees a cloud, making…
Shrine in San Juan

Shrine of Difunta Correa

Since the 1940s, this shrine, once a simple cross, has metastasized into a village with basic hotels, restaurants and shops, all dedicated to the legend of Difunta Correa. The story goes that during the civil wars o…
Nature Reserve in Reserva Natural Villavicencio

Reserva Natural Villavicencio

Popular with day-tripping mendocinos, this nature reserve occupying a spectacular mountain setting only an hour north of Mendoza is also the origin of Argentina's most popular eponymous mineral water. You can wander…