Embalse el Yeso, San Jose de Maipo

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Dam Nature / Park
Head through the Yeso valley and descend upon Embalse el Yeso. Take a tour of the reservoir or head there yourself to see the views of the Andes from the dam. The reservoir boasts turquoise waters that provide most of the drinking water for the region. Here you can go fishing or rent gear to go windsurfing. Hike around the reservoir to get the best photos and views of the surrounding mountains and the Yeso River. Make Embalse el Yeso a centerpiece of your San Jose de Maipo vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our San Jose de Maipo trip builder.
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  • Words can not describe how incredible this place is. There's JUST nature. Really... nothing else. But it's so amazing and definitely one of my favorites places on Earth. All Santiago's water come from...  more »
  • A group from work traveling in Chile. A colleague mentioned this site and showed us pictures. We were hooked and had to see for ourselves. The pictures were spot on! The sky and mountains are amazing....  more »
  • Beautiful day trip from Santiago, takes about 2.5 hours. Easy drive in 2WD, road conditions are good, nothing to worry about. Don't stop at the dam (together with the tourbusses), it only gets better!  more »