Discover Tupungato February 7, 2013 at 8:34 am

Mendoza is a province that is invaded by beautiful cities lengthwise and crosswise across your geography. One of these districts that provides a large amount of treasures for tourism in Mendoza. Tupungato is a small Department southwest of the capital city. With only slightly less than 2500 km this populated by about 35,000 inhabitants. Its main activity is agriculture, and the cultivation of grapes represents one-third of the acreage. Variety of fruits are also cultivated, and highlights the production of nogales, with another third of the machined surface, which has earned him the nickname of the Capital of walnut. The production of cherries is another important point of the regional economy, as well as peaches, apples and pears. The topography is dominated by the Tupungato volcano, and offers lot of circuits and a provincial park for enjoyment of nature lovers.

One of the highlights is the monastery of Christ worshipper. It is a monastic community dedicated to the life of recollection, those who inhabit a beautiful Monastery located in one remote mountainous area. Annually come thousands of faithful in a procession. But the circuit that most attracts practitioners of adventure sports is the Cordon del Plata. It is a mountain chain that is part of the Cordillera Frontal. Imposing this set of mountains is that all exceed the 4000 meters. tall, some reaching the 6000 meters. Here you will find ski center Vallecitos, that stands out due to its proximity to the provincial capital (at about 80 km away).

This Ski Center, located at 3000 m above sea level, is the perfect excuse for a getaway and try their luck in the fantastic Andean snow. The Cordon del Plata area lends itself wonderfully for the practice of various activities to outdoors such as trekking, rappelling, mountaineering and hiking. The Cordon del Plata is also the birth place of important water courses as White River, tributary of the Mendoza River. Definitely, one of the most beautiful areas of the province, ideal for travel, stopping at the many corners of incredible natural beauty that abound in this region. Accommodation in Mendoza in this area is highly developed, offering a rich palette of varieties in terms of benefits and prices.

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