"MENDOZA : PUENTE DEL INCA" Argentina Off The Beaten Path Tip by swesn

Argentina Off The Beaten Path: 112 reviews and 108 photos

  Puente del Inca
by swesn

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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  • Updated Jun 15, 2003
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