The region of Cuyo, at the foot of the Andes, is a
mountainous region of wild nature, lined by numerous, flowing rivers.
Moreover, the landscape of Cuyo is known for manufacturing quality wines, which has attracted a steadily
increasing number of visitors.
In the Cuyo region you will find Aconcagua, the highest peak in
the Americas, reaching almost 7,000 meters (22,965ft) in height, where
you can practice mountaineering, climbing, and are able to reach
the peak from Mendoza.
Its strong contrasts in nature make it ideal for adventure
tourism, such as trekking in the mountains, paragliding, and
rafting in the Mendoza, Tunuyán, and Diamante rivers, among
others. One unique activity in Pampa del Leoncito, San Juan is
a type of sledding that takes place in a cart with a sail
In addition, there are various ski centers such as the Valle de las Leñas, Los Molles, Penitentes, and
For those who like more relaxing experiences, in San Juan you can
find the Ischigualasto National Park or Valley of the Moon (Valle
de la Luna), where dinosaur fossils, geological formations, and
eroded rocks of strange shapes can all be found. There are also a
number of hot springs that invite you to relax, beautiful
surrounding places to visit, kayaking and canoeing excursions to
venture upon, and sport fishing to experience.
The main cities of this region in which you will find the majority of
tourism are Mendoza, San
Juan, and San Rafael where you can practice climbing,
mountaineering, winter sports, and skiing.
The gastronomy of the area is also worth noting where you can
taste the fried pastries, roasted lamb, the sweet fruit mixture of
"arrope" (syrup), the sweet local dessert known as "la tableta mendocina",
and the desserts made from "alcayota" and honey.
A region including the provinces of Mendoza, San Juan and San Luis.
When to go
All year long.
Ecology, sports, archaeology, adventure tourism,
How to get there
By bus or plane.
Walking, hiking, adventure sports, kayaking, rafting,
Accommodations, restaurants, transportation,