The summer season of San Martín de los Andes allows for endless activities and walks such as walks and horseback riding through the forest, rowing on Lake Lácar, golf, fishing, rafting, canopy and mountain biking. The destination also offers quality accommodation and a great gastronomic offer, as well as recreational and cultural activities such as cinema, theater, exhibitions, pubs and shopping centers.
From the Yacht Club Local services can be hired to perform water sports such as diving, kayaking and canoeing, among other options. In addition, you can visit the different beaches nearby, such as Lizaso and Quila Quina.
Hua Hum Circuit
Located on the Argentine-Chilean border, 50 kilometers from San Martín de los Andes, it is one of the most visited places by lovers of nature and the outdoors. It can be reached by land or through a lake excursion.
Is about a protected area with unparalleled panoramic views, which crosses different Patagonian biomes such as the steppe; the forest, with its different species and the Valdivian jungle, on the border with Chile, whose variety is due to its copious autumn rains.
The circuit also allows access to two of the most beautiful places in the region such as the Yuco beaches wave Cachín waterfall.
The visit to the Yuco peninsula is one of the jewels of the trip. The landscape populated by myrtles gives rise to small bays of rocks, white sands and crystal clear water to enjoy the sun and a good Patagonian swim.
The environment also has a circuit of short trails for walking, trekking and enjoying the forest.
From there the path to the lagoon begins. The Corinaswhere it can be done sighting of different species of birdsAs the Magellanic Woodpeckerthe largest of its species.
The Chachin waterfall It is located 50 kilometers from San Martín de los Andes, plus a walk through the forest of approximately half an hour. Access to it is part of the tourist route that begins at the mouth of the river. Hua-Hum and advances bordering the Lake Nonthué,
It is a beautiful waterfall that is more than 20 meters high. It is immersed in the Valdivian jungle, which allows you to enjoy one of the best panoramic views of the region.
Rafting on the Chimehuin River
Adrenaline lovers also have an unmissable option in San Martín de los Andes to explore its mighty water courses. He Chimehuin River runs through 70 kilometers from the basin of the Huechulafquen Lakein the vicinity of the Andes Mountains, to the river Collón Curá.
Although it is recognized by the practice of sport fishing, It is also sought after by those who dare to venture into their rapid considered of low difficulty so they are suitable to enjoy with the family.
Various companies organize rubber excursions and provide tourists with all the safety equipment consisting of neoprene suits, vests and helmets to navigate the cold melting waters.
For an hour and a half, visitors must cross the Sauce rapid, the Boca del Lobo, the Pozón de las Viudas, the Wall of the Wind, the horseshoe and the canal, which alternate with moments of calm navigation to catch their breath. and enjoy impressive views such as the Lanín volcano or the sighting of native fauna.
Bike ride through the city
A quieter, but no less interesting option allows you to explore the city of San Martín de los Andes and its surroundings by bicycle.
From the main square, you can visit the different municipal buildings and the commercial area until you reach Lake Lácar.
Where to eat
It is a candy store and restaurant located at 1,000 meters above sea level, with an impressive view of the mountains and the Sepúlveda waterfall.
It is located 20 minutes from the center of San Martín de los Andes and allows you to enjoy a wide variety of Patagonian dishes such as deer, trout and lambas well as homemade pastas, tables of smoked products and the best selection of desserts.
At tea time, the menu offers sourdough baking options, a variety of cakes and sandwiches.
Hua Hum Hostel
The Hua Hum Hostel It works as a cafeteria and restaurant. It is an ideal place to stop, walk along the pier and enjoy the quiet beaches.
Leaving the inn on the way to the border, you will find one of the most important architectural attractions in the area, the Van Dorser Castle, residence of a family of Dutch pioneers who arrived in the region at the beginning of the last century. The entire history of the place is synthesized in what is today a site museum.
Arrayán Tea House
Founded in 1936, the Arrayán Tea House It is considered the oldest in Patagonia and was declared Architectural and Cultural Heritage of the province of Neuquén.
Located three kilometers from the city of San Martín de los Andes, it is located within the Lanín National Park and has unbeatable views of Lake Lácar.
It has an exclusive menu of more than 20 blends made in-house, by the Tea Blender, Ornella Aristizabal. In addition, visitors can delight in delicious homemade bread sandwiches, artisanal pastries and traditional scones.
Getting to San Martín de los Andes by low cost flight
The Carlos Campos Aviador Airport, better known to everyone as “Chapelco”, is located 22 kilometers from the city center of San Martín de los Andes. The low cost company JetSmart Since July, it has been offering round-trip flights from the City of Buenos Aires.
With a fleet of Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft, with an average age of less than 6 years, it offers flights five days a week, from Friday to Tuesday. The average price per section is $60,000.
Jet Smart became the first low cost company in the country to add flights to that Patagonian city, in addition to Aerolíneas Argentinas.
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