DE LOS ANDES: 10,500 inhabitants' city located 42 kilometers
to the northeast of San Martín de los Andes on the national
route 234 beside the beautiful river Chimehuín.
de los Andes is the ideal place as support point for the lovers
of the fly fishing. In its surroundings they are the rivers Aluminé,
Malleo, Collón Curá and the lakes Tromen, Paimún,
Curruhué Chico and Currué Grande, and the beautiful
Huechulafquen in whose oriental end is the nascent of the river
Chimehuín, well-known internationally by the lovers of
the fly casting.
volcano Lanin, with its summit permanently covered with snow,
dominates these beautiful landscapes. People of the Andean Club
guide those who want to attempt the incomparable adventure of
climbing this volcano.
city has two dozens of hotel establishments, restaurants, campings,
office of tourism and the airport Chapelco located on half the
way between San Martin and Junín.
this city they are carried out two very important events in the
course of the month of February and both have to do with the cattle
raising and the life in the field: the Rural Exhibition, a sample
that congregates to all the cattlemen of the Neuquén province,
and the ‘Fiesta Provincial del Puestero’, dedicated
to the men that fulfill the hard country tasks under a hard climate
and in places usually far from the towns.