The tourist village known as El Nihuil is an ideal settlement to spend the weekend or the summertime. The nearby dam shelters countless liters of water used to generate hydroelectric energy and to irrigate the entire province.
First some cabins or houses provided accommodation for the night for travelers who had ventured from San Rafael, the nearest city. But today, El Nihuil has plenty of merits of its own to have become a destination itself.
An endless water body surrounded by delightful mountains that let the wind in through their hillsides becomes a perfect reservoir for the practice of nautical sports such as windsurfing and kitesurfing.
Likewise, angling has a privileged position. Silverside and trout have been planted in the waters of the dam and these species have perfectly adapted to the new environment, developing normally and even weighing more than those of specimens in other reservoirs in the province.
Maybe because of the vastness of the site or the low frequency of fishing, everybody catches a fish at El Nihuil. Also, visitors to this place may have a picnic, camp or go for long walks and mountain bike rides around its neverending shore.
Inns, apartments, modern cabins and even various campsites are part of the reality of this beautiful destination in Cuyo which is gaining more and more fans. Undoubtedly, this is the right place for seekers of adventure and adrenaline.