Mina Clavero’s balnearios (swimming areas) get mobbed in summer, but are often empty the rest of the year. The boulder-strewn gorges of the Río Mina Clavero are easily explored.
A lovely costanera (riverside road) has been constructed, running from the pedestrian bridge all the way to the Nido de Aguila, the best swimming hole around – this makes for a great afternoon stroll. From there head west along the Río de los Sauces and you’ll hit Los Elefantes, a balneario named for its elephant-like rock formations. A 3km walk south along the river will take you to Villa Cura Brochero, where you’ll find black pottery that is characteristic of this region.