Olivares en San Rafael (photo: Eduardo Epifanio)
Video: "San Rafael, Mendoza" (camera Clara Suarez, Eduardo Epifanio - edition Eduardo Epifanio)
Located in the south of Mendoza Province, San Rafael City
is 232 km away from the Capital City
, settled near Atuel and Diamante Rivers and immersed in a landscape of mountains, valleys, sun and water which provides one with the ideal setting to live unforgettable experiences.
San Rafael is a real touristic choice due to the joint of imposing areas like Valle Grande, Cañón del Atuel, El Nihuil, Los Reyunos Dam and Lake, El Tigre Lake, Agua de Toro Dam, The old 25 de Mayo Village (among others) that provide the tourist with various alternatives to enjoy nature with peace and safety for the whole family.
San Rafael City is the place of departure to go on entertaining activities such as rafting, hiking, mountain bike rides, jet ski, wind surfing, kayak excursions, fishing, diving, horse-riding , motorcycling, four trax excursions, paragliding and rapel which can be enjoyed in an area of incredible natural beauty and rich in geological and paleontologic beds.
The tourist can also visit traditional cellars that produce excellent wines and champagnes or do agrotourism in fruit establishments or vineyards .
The region counts on an airport that operates national flights and one can also get to San Rafael through Nº 40, 143 and 146 National Routes according to the city one departs.
The climate is mild during the whole year being the maximum registered temperature in Summer 33º C and the minimum temperature 15º C. Winter is colder registering temperatures that range from 1º C to 16º C.
San Rafael City is in the heart of Mendoza Province and it is worth vising it.