Mendoza Off The Beaten Path Tips by swesn
Mendoza Off The Beaten Path: 21 reviews and 31 photos
Aconcagua - highest in the Americas
Aconcagua is the highest mountain in the whole of America. While not many of us is able to scale it, it is just a short hike away from Puente del Inca to VIEW it.
Walk towards the Chilean border. After a bridge, you will see a foot-path heading right. Sooner or later, you will come across Lago de los Horcones, a multi-coloured lake with a wonderful view of Aconcagua in the distance.
Natural mineral pool outside the Puente del Inca
The natural bridge formed by sulphur hot springs, somehow solidified, is really interesting. It crosses Rio Mendoza at a height of 19m. It is 21m long and 27m wide. It is located at 2700m amongst the Andes, between the Chilean-Argentinian border and Mendoza.
A hotel had built thermal baths under the bridge. Decades ago, an earthquake or avanlanche destroyed the hotel and the baths now remained somewhat in ruins. Still, it is a great place to soak your feet or your entire body.
Better to wait for the day tourists to leave. Stay the night and head out to the thermal pool above the bridge and contemplate the Milky Way.
You have to be mentally strong to strip down to your swim-suit before you enter the natural jacuzzi. You have to be even MORE mentally strong to get out of the pool.
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