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Malargue Department

Malargue estabubicado in the South-West of the province of Mendoza. Andes dominate the region, that mark very cold winters, especially in the West strip cute qie with this impressive string of all. While it has a rather arid climate, Malargue enjoys some oases of green vegetation, because of the large amount of glacial and mountainous thawing rivers. This is why viable find deep canyons, through which run rivers from Mendoza, and other fertile areas, product of the innumerable quantity of groundwater and aquifers. The capital of the Department bears his name: Malargue and has been declared National Capital of the adventure tourism, constituting another attraction for tourism in Mendoza. Throughout the territory of the Malargue Department, there are a lot of corners of magical and exotic beauty.

In these landscapes, it is possible to observe the amazing natural beauties arising due to the millions of years of evolution on Earth, how intertwine with the vestiges of the passage of the indigenous civilizations around the place, especially Inca and Huarpes. A place of unforgettable visit for those who visit Malargue is Cave of the witches. This route, a few hundred meters, can be done in a short time, and enjoy the beauty of the show, because there they can see stalactites and stalagmites of surprising and rare beauty, caused by the ceaseless dripping of mineral-laden groundwater. The Llancanelo Lagoon is another place where exquisite biodiversity of the area is evident. Here it is possible to make beautiful photo safaris and bird watching. This lagoon is a special feature and that its waters are salty.

It was formed when the area was part of the seabed, and when raising the ground forming the cordillera of the Andes, the lagoon was established, constituting an endorheic basin, i.e. without outlet to the sea. They are 65,000 ha, surrounded by desert, but that in itself constitute an important natural oasis. Continuing with the tour of Malargue, you can visit la Payunia, a important natural reserve, which is located south of the city. The volcanic landscape is what there stands out, given that the continuous eruptions over thousands of years have formed a layer of lava onto the surface, creating a strange lunar landscape. In some regions the thin layer of lava it has decomposed, forming a black sand, so the place is known as the Pampas Negras. Truly, visit Malargue constitutes in Mendoza an unforgettable holiday for lovers of nature and outdoor activities.