Potrerillos Dam, Mendoza

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Visit the reservoir at Potrerillos Dam for a bit of outdoor adventure. Take some time and rent a kayak, wind board, or small boat to explore the water. You have plenty of options for water sports in the area, but keep in mind that motors are not allowed. You can swim here, so consider a dip to admire the views of the mountains from within the emerald waters. Bring some food to take advantage of the barbecue pits along the reservoir. Alternatively, try to catch your meal at the fishing spots. Our Mendoza online tour planner makes visiting Potrerillos Dam and other Mendoza attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • We went to the Aconcagua and we made a stop for half an hour to see the dam. The level was down unfortunately, but the water is very clean and blue. In contrast with the mountains and forms a very beautiful landscape.
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  • Well worth doing this standing, the view is breathtaking. If you're going to cross the Cordillera, the deflection is very fast. If the day is sunny, the landscape is even more beautiful.
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  • So it was good to go for the view of both the lake and the Andes, and if you like rafting or canoeing then great you should go. If not.. there isn’t much else we found.  more »

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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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