Laguna de la Nina Encantada, Mendoza

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Keep an eye out for natural (and supernatural) activity at Laguna de la Nina Encantada, where extinct volcanic lava rises over the lake's calm blue surface. The lush microclimate here includes abundant flowers and birds nesting in the rock walls' holes. Walk, bike, or drive along the lake to take in the vivid colors and peaceful scenery. Many believe that the sapphire lake is haunted by the ghost of an indigenous princess who drowned in the icy water with her lover many centuries ago. According to legend, the princess Elcha was due to marry a Pehuenche prince, but instead fell for a common man. She and her lover fled their families and, in their haste, tumbled into the freezing pit. On a moonlit night, you might just catch a glimpse of Elcha as she comes out in search of her long-lost love. Laguna de la Nina Encantada is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Mendoza Edition.
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  • Escondida Lake in the mountains just before arriving at the Centre de ski Las Lenas, its history is very cute. The entrance is a little face that the complex is small and does not offer many things, but is nice to know
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  • The lagoon is, look at the lagoon, and is not well care good but charge you to enter and it is just that
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  • One of the two or three forced to go to Las Leñas. Cute place to take photos, when wind runs it is reflected perfectly the reflection of the sierra in the lagoon. There is a legend about it that is compelling. An income of 35 per person will be charged to preserve the place.
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As the center of Argentina's wine industry, Mendoza offers plenty of conventional hostel and hotel options, as well as a good selection of short-term apartments for rent. Visitors taking language courses or spending several weeks on the wine route usually snatch these early in the tourist season (which lasts from mid-December to late-February), so it's a good idea to do some research and contact the owners before you arrive. Keep in mind that some of the town's hostels only offer beds to guests signed up for their wine tours.
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