The Lago del Fuerte, only 12 blocks south of Plaza de Independencia, is a huge reservoir that you can easily walk around in a couple of hours. In summer, you can rent canoes and kayaks and hang around for lunch or merienda (afternoon snack with tea, coffee or mate) at one of the restaurants along the shoreline.

For details on the plentiful outdoor activities around town, including bike rentals, trekking, canoeing, rappeling, mountain biking and rock climbing, ask the tourist office for its comprehensive list of tour operators and rental agencies.