This province perfectly combines history and nature. It offers a wide variety of tourist and cultural attractions.
First of all, you cannot miss the opportunity to visit the Ischigualasto National Park, also known as Valle de la Luna (Moon Valley). This park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, thanks to its impressive rock formations and its historical and geological importance. Another place not to be missed is the city of San Juan with its beautiful central square, the Cathedral of San Juan Bautista and the Franklin Rawson Museum of Fine Arts.
On the other hand, if you like adventure tourism you can enjoy a wide variety of activities, from rafting and trekking to climbing and paragliding. You can also take a trip to the Ischigualasto Provincial Park with its impressive rock formations of the Valle de la Luna.
Another magnificent place in San Juan is Pampa El Leoncito or Barreal Blanco, located in the locality of Barreal in Calingasta. This destination consists of a plain of 12 kilometres long and 5 kilometres wide that captivates next to the immensity of the Andes Mountain Range. The area is a mixture of flat landscapes between sierras, Puna plains, mountain ridges and small oasis at high altitude. And also, there is the CASLEO (Complejo Astronómico El Leoncito), an astronomical observatory of the Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas of the Universidad Nacional de La Plata, the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba and the Universidad Nacional de San Juan.
As far as mobility is concerned, the best option for getting around San Juan is to rent a car, as this will allow you to explore the province at your own pace and reach more remote places. You can also opt for a guided tour, which will take you to the highlights of the region. From Argentina Pura, we can provide you with a vehicle.
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As far as gastronomy is concerned, this province offers dishes such as asado, empanadas and the traditional semita, an iconic food of San Juan. You can also enjoy the wines of the region, which are renowned worldwide for their quality.
For accommodation, this destination has a wide variety of lodgings, from luxury hotels to cosy bed and breakfasts. If you are looking for accommodation in nature, we recommend the cabins and mountain refuges. If, on the other hand, you prefer to be close to the city, there are many options of hotels, hostels, houses and flats.
It is one of the most coveted tourist destinations in Argentina. Villa San Agustín del Valle Fértil, called Valle Fértil, is a natural oasis located 250 km from the city of San Juan. It is known for its impressive landscape of mountains, rivers and green valleys.
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