San Martin de los Andes - Lakes and mountains
Lying on the shores of Lake Lácar, San Martín de los Andes, a valley hidden among mountains, is Neuquén's quintessential tourist attraction. This city, together with Bariloche, is one of the main centers of the Seven Lakes' crossing and is a mountain village that features an impeccable wood and stone architectural style. This tourist destination especially prepared for families, offers high level services in a quiet and natural environment. Located only 13 miles (21 km) from this beautiful city, you'll find an international ski center: Chapelco Mountain. It features 29 pistes of different difficulty levels, a complete variety of services and the best attention to ski and winter sports lovers. The most notable attractions and tours that you can enjoy in this area are Arrayán overlook, the Quila Quina excursion, sailing on Lake Lácar, Seven Lakes circuit, Villa la Angostura, Lanín Volcano, the Lakes Meliquina, Hua Hum Pass, Currhué, Paimún and Huechulafquen, and Lahuen Có thermal spring. San Martín de los Andes, just like Gregorio Álvarez, a writer from Neuquén, once said, is a heavenly image.