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Potrerillos (Argentina)

Practical information about Potrerillos

  • Family
  • Encounters with locals
  • Viewpoint
  • Hiking / Trekking
  • Mountain
  • Water Sports
  • Lake
  • Off the beaten track
4 / 5 - One review
How to get there
1hr by car from Mendoza
When to go
From October to April
Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Potrerillos

Aurélie Gottar Travel writer
10 travel articles

Potrerillos, a veritable oasis of peace, lies just one hour from Mendoza by car and is the perfect place to go if you want to get out into nature for the day.

My suggestion:
Enjoy a relaxing kayak trip around the edges of the lake, or go for a trek in the pre-Andean Mountains. When it comes to getting here, it's best to have your own vehicle available.

When you visit Mendoza, be sure to make a trip to Potrerillos. It's the ideal place to go in the Mendoza area if you want to spend a weekend out in the countryside. There are all kinds of water-based activities available on the lake here: I paddled around it in a kayak, an experience I thoroughly recommend!

There are also many walks you can do around the lake, giving you a chance to stretch your legs and enjoy wonderful views over the pre-Andes. The best thing to do is set off early in the morning and have a picnic at the site. You have to pay small charges to to access the paths and trails, but this is compensated for by the fact that the site is very clean and well-maintained.

Before heading off back to the city from this bucolic area, you simply must stop for a maté tea by the lake; and why not round off the day by lighting a campfire and having an "asado" together (an Argentinian barbecue), which is what many groups of people come here do.

Potrerillos: mountains, a lake and the pre-Andes
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