Nearby, only 69 km from Mendoza City, lies the town of Potrerillos, which forms part of the area called Corredor Andino. Potrerillos is the perfect place for those who stay in a hotel 5 stars in Mendoza, and want to make an excursion of mini tourism, by the day. Others who may share this opinion include Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn Jr.. Potrerillos, as many localities in the province, has a natural beauty unparalleled in the entire world. Majestic is the best word to describe this incredible natural landscape. In Potrerillos might find an artificial lake of nearly 1500 has surface, which measures 14 km long by 3 km wide.
This dam has the function of regulating the mighty Mendoza River, and at the same time produce a large part of the electrical energy used in the region. Potrerillos reservoir lends itself beautifully to practice nautical sports and Lake sports activities. If you are looking for a place to relax to the Max, come into contact with the local flora and the fauna, perform sports that fill of adrenaline, or simply discover a landscape that It will be the delight of amateur photographers, Potrerillos is the ideal place.The embalse de Potrerillos is ideal for the practice of nautical sports and Lake sports activities. If you are looking for a place where to relax, come into contact with the local fauna and flora, sports that fill of adrenaline, or simply discover a landscape that would fill of pleasure to photographers hobbyists, Potrerillos is the right place. The town of Potrerillos has several places where wildlife lovers may camp, do horseback riding, or hiking to discover truly dream places. In addition, Potrerillos boasts a full called Vallecitos ski resort.
Vallecitos is the place where large number of lovers of winter activities come to learn and improve is in their practices, due to the low difficulty posed by these circuits. Is also here where there are many processes of acclimatisation by climbers who wish to venture into the many challenges that the string scaling of Los Andes offers in the province of Mendoza, as for example the scale to cerro Aconcagua. Those tourists who want something quieter may opt to visit the termas de Cacheuta, which created a complex of exploitation of these rich thermal waters, and where the therapeutic capacity of them can take advantage. The region boasts an important hotel offer, of different levels, from accommodation premium up places for camping, where those who have chosen to spend their holidays in Mendoza may be in full contact with nature that has both blessed this region.