Argentina. San martín de los andes

Population: 40,1 millions
Capital city: Buenos Aires
People: 85% European descent, 15% Mestizo, Indian and other minorities
Language: American Spanish, plus 17 indigenous languages
Religion: 93% roman catholic, 2.5% protestant, 2% jewish, 1.5% ukranian catholic, 1% armenian orthodox
Currency: Peso (ARS)

Mention Argentina, and people think about solitary gauchos or maybe tango dancers. It is country blessed with abundant natural resources and a highly educated population. The country boasts a wide variety of cultural attractions, but for many travelers, its natural wonders are the primary draw. From the northern deserts down to the southern Andean Cordillera, from the Iguazú Falls to the magnificent desolation of Patagonia, Argentina's geography is varied and stunning. For cosmopolitan types, there's the elegant capital, Buenos Aires. This fabulous city is renowned for its sophistication, although travelers expecting a more 'South American' experience are sometimes disappointed with its European touch.

Argentina is one Latin American country where Europeans and North Americans can feel at ease and travel relatively inconspicuously. Argentina forms the eastern half of South America's long, tapering tail.

It's a large country - the eighth largest in the world, and the second largest on the South American continent. It borders Chile to the west (separated by the Andean Cordilleras range) and Uruguay, Paraguay, Brazil and Bolivia to the north and east (separated by rivers). It also shares the offshore island territory of Tierra del Fuego with Chile, and continues claiming the possession of the Malvinas Islands.

Argentina's topography is affected by both latitude and altitude, and is accordingly varied. The country can be divided into four major physiographic provinces: the Andes to the west (with arid basins, grape-filled foothills, glacial mountains and the Lake District), the fertile lowland north (with subtropical rainforests), the central Pampas (a flat mixture of humid and dry expanses) and Patagonia (a combination of pastoral steppes and glacial regions).


CERRO CHAPELCO

To reach Chapelco we take Route 40, traveling 18 km through beautiful scenery, with Lake Lacar and the Andes. Chapelco Ski Resort is a ski center invites you to experience winter sports in unique tours, with groomed and hostels ideal for a refreshing break after a long day of skiing. Its forests accompany the layout of the tracks wind protecting and returning to his perfect snow to live fully in the midst of an incredible landscape. Chapelco has a height of 1980 m.a.s.l. and offers more than 22 tracks of different difficulty levels which provides attractive alternatives for every need throughout its more than 140 acres of skiable area. Your offer is not limited to skiers and snowboarders, but also for those who want to have a fun time in contact with the snow and nature will find activities for all ages such as snowshoeing, backcountry skiing, sleigh ride husky dog and snowmobile rides. Taking the cable car ascends to a height of 1600 m.a.s.l. and then two chairlifts, which will allow us to reach the summit at 2000 m.a.s.l. where you can see the Lanin, Villarica, Choshuenco, volcanoes and other peaks of the range, being able to contemplate an incredible view (ski lifts not included). During summer Park Adventure is enabled to enjoy various activities for the whole family such as horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, archery, mini golf, arena, trampoline, bouncy castle, canopy and harness the fun Andean giant slide. The return is by a winding road in the woods, also noting the establishment of the community Mapuche Curruinca slopes Chapelco lace, and accessing splendid views of San Martin de los Andes and Lacar Lake from the top of the road, mainly from the viewpoint Arrayan.