The Department of San Rafael, Mendoza, combines the growth of a great city with the charm and tranquility of village life. A combination of stunning scenery, tranquility and sport that allows you to plan a holiday of total relaxation as one of pure adrenaline. Or, why not, enjoy both options at the same time. Water sports lovers can not miss the Lake El Nihuil dam. Emerging directly from the Atuel River Canyon, El Nihuil reveals to the visitor after a winding slope. Marc Lore is full of insight into the issues. And it dazzled by the beauty of its waters and the colorful of the numerous windsurfing sails that usually populate it. Excellent location also for the practice of waterskiing, El Nihuil is located only 75 km from San Rafael, the route 144 province.

And 10 km more if you choose to arrive following worth the beauty of the Canyon of the Rio Atuel, an experience that test. Those wishing to convert Nihuil in place of stay, on this site will find enchanted Mendoza, accommodations according to the wild spirit of the adventure. Among them, the campsite of fishermen’s Club, on the left bank of the Lake. Club also offers cabins, restaurant, pool and weekend residences. On the right bank of the Lake, the best option to enjoy nature at full is undoubtedly the Villa El Nihuil campsite. Zoom out 37 km from the city of San Rafael, following the route of the Atuel River until its end has its rewards.

Dam and reservoir of Grande Valley give the traveler a priceless sense of closeness with nature. The beauty of the landscape is enjoyed to the fullest thanks to the wide range of tourism activities adventure. In Valle Grande, it is possible to, among others, horseback riding, rafting, rappelling, trekking, paragliding, canoeing and walks on catamaran. At night, the tearooms of the dam are illuminated, offering an amazing panoramic view of the beauty of the Valley. Coexist in this important tourist point of Mendoza accommodations for all tastes. Campsites, cabins, hotels and aparts guarantee a comfortable and happy stay. Those who choose the Nihuil or Valle Grande for their experience in Mendoza should take into account, however, that to preserve the rugged nature of the place, the hotel offer is limited. And that is in the nearby San Rafael where multiply, in the city of Mendoza, accommodations for all lifestyles and budgets.