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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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  • 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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  • It is worth visiting this place. It is something completely different and we impact to see it. Is good to see it!
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  • Although it is half hidden and the route is not in very good condition, is very impressive and you need to see!
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  • Beautiful! Very close to the road to see it, awesome!
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  • A unique and natural place. Very interesting
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  • A very beautiful unusual geological formation
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  • We found it by chance. We were amazed of what we saw. Excellent place. Stop forced.
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  • 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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Where to stay in Malargue

Look on either side of Highway 40 and you'll find accommodations to suit your whims and wallet in Malargue's main urban area. Hotels boasting a vast array of amenities and services sit alongside welcoming family-run options. Rental apartments make sense for those wishing to stay a while, to explore the landscape and towns linked up by Highway 40. Alternatively, consider the campgrounds around the town's outskirts and in remoter areas reachable on the 40.
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