Pozo de las Animas, Malargue

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Find yourself peering into the the deep blue "eyes" of the natural phenomenon of Pozo de las Animas. Twin sinkholes sitting side by side create the illusion of sunken eyes in the earth. Caused by collapsed underground voids, the site is the result of the dissolution of gypsum deposits. A small, light-blue lake of mirrored fresh water gathers at the base of each of the sinkholes, which are both a deep blue-green color from the mineral composition. The sinkholes are located just off the highway, so you can stop to snap a quick photo and take in the surrounding mountain scenery. For Pozo de las Animas and beyond, use our Malargue trip generator to get the most from your Malargue vacation.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Interesting to know this natural formation. Unfortunately the viewpoint does not leave much. Means that much approach is dangerous but the regarded almost obscures much.
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  • August 14, 2017
    A curious geological formation that is worth stopping to look at it, takes no more than 5 minutes a few photos and to follow, nothing more...
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  • July 17, 2017
    The place is very striking by the strange thing. It is worth a ride if you're in the area. I recommend it
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  • July 27, 2017
    Beautiful! Very close to the road to see it, awesome!
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  • July 23, 2017
    A unique and natural place. Very interesting
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  • July 26, 2017
    A very beautiful unusual geological formation
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  • June 16, 2017
    We found it by chance. We were amazed of what we saw. Excellent place. Stop forced.
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  • March 7, 2017
    Beautiful landscape environment. It entertains just listen to the conjecture of the visitors about its origin... It is rather amazing, that also contains stories and legends... It is not for less.
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