What to see
On the banks of the Mendoza River, Cacheuta is famous for its hot springs, with temperatures ranging between 28° and 40 °C. It is located inside the Hot Springs Park, which offers hotels, restaurants and grocery stores, and where you can also do some adventure activities.
In the old train station of Cacheuta, there is a hanging bridge over the river, and a little further down, there is a tunnel on Provincial Route 82, which leads to Potrerillos bordering the lake.
Surrounded by astonishing landscapes, in the dam and reservoir in Potrerillos, you can go kayaking, kitesurfing, zip lining, rappelling, horseback riding, sailing, fly fishing and birdwatching. Also, the Mendoza River, which flows into the Potrerillos dam, is a great place for rafting.
In the area there are several picturesque mountain villages, cottages, camping sites and places for hiking or rock climbing.
Cordón del Plata Provincial Park
With peaks of almost 6000 MSL, the Cordón del Plata Provincial Park is the place chosen by mountain climbers to get trained before attempting to ascend the Aconcagua. It is also a popular place for trekking lovers, who are after amazing landscapes with glaciers, rivers of melted ice and archaeological heritage. There are low, medium and high difficulty ascents, as well as day hikes (if you have no experience in the high mountains, go with a guide).