Good times at Potrerillos, Mendoza. ARGENTINA

Page Type
Image Type(s):
Informational, Scenery, Panorama
2389 Hits
80.49% Score
Log in
to vote
Page By:
Good times at Potrerillos, Mendoza. ARGENTINA
Created On: Sep 2, 2010
Last Edited On: Aug 14, 2012
Potrerillos is an area of the Luján de Cuyo Department of the province of Mendoza, Argentina. It includes a number of small settlements along Provincial Routes 82 and 89, National Route 7, and the rivers Blanco and Mendoza. The center of Potrerillos is 63 km south from Mendoza City.
Potrerillos used to be a group of farms and agricultural facilities, that gained importance after the railroad system reached it. It then became a residential area, as well as a rest area for temporary residents, and a tourist resort.

The Potrerillos reservoir
A large dam on the Mendoza River (Presa Embalse de Potrerillos) forms an artificial lake that measures 12 km in length and 3 km in maximum width. Uphill near its shore, the settlement of Villa Potrerillos, over 1,380 meters above mean sea level, serves as a base for activities such as hiking, rock climbing, ice climbing, ski, rafting in the river, and paragliding.

I was on my way to Cordon Del Plata then i decided to stay for one night by the lake and take a few shots. That was the gorgeous result!



No comments posted yet.

Good times at Potrerillos, Mendoza. ARGENTINA

9 Images 0 Comments