Where the River Falls

When in Copahue, visitors should not miss the chance to see Salto del Agrio. Located in the city outskirts, the beauty of this site gathers curious tourists from all round the world.
Leaving from Copahue, visitors must take Provincial Route 27 heading for Caviahue and get past the detour towards this city.

The monkey-puzzle trees and the Agrio River give shape to a superb landscape all around. At the end of the gravel road, it is understood that vehicles should be parked.

In the background, the Copahue Volcano also guards this spectacular site, incredible from all perspectives.

A giant waterfall drops into the void from approximately 60 meters of height and explodes into a small lagoon waiting below with its still waters, as if gush and pond had been joined together for years.

A deafening sound takes hold of the scene and visitors are invaded by countless sensations: they may feel like screaming, crying, or running away to see what lies on the other side of the cascade.

The golden hues tinge absolute everything; therefore, many people get close to the water body to see the real color of the rocks lying on the shore.
  • The Agrio River basin has a glacial origin

    The Agrio River basin has a glacial origin

  • The main protagonist of this outing

    The main protagonist of this outing

  • From a height of 60 meters

    From a height of 60 meters

  • Place of worship

    Place of worship

  • The dazzling basaltic rocks tinged in various hues

    The dazzling basaltic rocks tinged in various hues

  • The Copahue Volcano silently watched it all

    The Copahue Volcano silently watched it all

According to the Mapuches dwelling in this area, this waterfall has always been a place for worship and is guarded by a group of monkey-puzzle trees which, along with the Copahue Volcano, give color to this real postcard.

An astonishing site to be visited and photographed.

Pablo Etchevers / Pablo Etchevers

Useful Data

Bear in mind: There are several tours to Salto del Agrio starting in January. If you want to go on your own, the local Tourist Office will provide the necessary directions as well as a map.

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