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Potrerillos Dam

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Address: Cacheuta, Mendoza, Argentina
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Fabulous suprise

We took a local bus from the bus station (you need to check the times) & had little expectation of Poterillos but was pleasantly surprised. We didn't actually go to the dam... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sarah B
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took a local bus from the bus station (you need to check the times) & had little expectation of Poterillos but was pleasantly surprised. We didn't actually go to the dam exactly but could see it as we spent the afternoon walking around the lake and town. Wonderful part of the country, just be aware that there isn't much... More 

1 Thank Sarah B
Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

Beatifull place in hidden in the middle of the Andes Mountain with scenic views and scenics areas to walk and traking. Excellent place for kayak, rafting or just to sit and relax

Thank alefmzatx
Ghent, Belgium
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

Beautiful to spend a day, as the water gives some refreshment. plenty of water activities as cano, rafting,...

Thank Dominique V
Stratford, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We are far from any beach here, so the summer weekend crowd takes the obvious route to Potrerillos. In early evening (or if a rare rain starts), the road back to Mendoza will quickly become congested. It's still spectacular scenery worth a little inconvenience. Been there twice!

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Mendoza, Argentina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Beautiful view on the way to the Aconcagua. This lake and the history of its mushrooms, also the path of Mendoza river. I recommend.

Thank Marcello B
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Reviewed 9 November 2016

Nice easy trip from Mendoza. You can take a bus from the main terminal, for around an hour for 4 euros each way or so. The lake is very pretty and it's a nice spot to sit around and have a few drinks. You cannot swim in the water, but many people bring kayaks or windsurfers. The best part is... More 

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Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

This was a beautiful and easy day trip. You can take a bus round trip from the terminal in Mendoza for 60 pesos for a day by the water. The bus ride itself is pretty, and then you get to the lake with the mountains in the background and it's just incredible. When you get off of the bus in... More 

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Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We spent a lovely afternoon with a sailboat from Huayra Veleros on the water. Great contrast from all of the traditional wine scapes. Great for the kids.

Thank Barbara W
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

... in a middle of desert like mountains. If you have time and means please do visit this area, it is definitely worth it.

Thank adamf855
Pittsburg, Kansas
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Reviewed 18 August 2016

The scenery is absolutely gorgeous in Potrerillos and the water is an unreal color of blue-green. For best views, go when there is still snow on the distant mountains (July'August). Not a ton of options for food, but there are a few bodegas close by. Watch for el Zonda (very strong, hot, northerly wind) if you are walking though, it... More 

Thank Betty N

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