Aconcagua Provincial Park

Tourism in Mendoza keeps a rich historic heritage, where can internalize how was life in the colonial era, before becoming a Republic. The area was also inhabited by tribes originating pre-Columbian, being the inca nation one of these cultures that settled along the South American continent. Without a doubt, this culture mould the personality of Latin America, imposing his style until today. Born from the aymara culture, his domain was established from Ecuador to Chile and Argentina, practically throughout the cordillera of the Andes. In his career to escape Spanish domination, they generated the famous route of the inca. They also passed through a region located near the Las Cuevas River in Mendoza. Precisely in that place the meltwater erosion has created whimsical shapes, and one of them is what would seem to be a bridge that crosses the aforementioned River. This natural bridge it is known as Puente del Inca, and is located at 2700 m above the level of the sea, among the hills Grama North and Grama South.

Only 183 km separate it from the city of Mendoza, and it is very close to a border crossing with Chile. The Inca bridge is the main entrance to the Aconcagua Provincial Park. The natural beauty of this place is really impressive. The bridge seems to have been installed on purpose about 27 m above the River, although it is actually a gap left by the passage of the mineralized waters into the living rock. The area is rich in minerals, so there are many stalactites, and stones and rocks of the place are of dazzling colors. On the site there is a thermal spa, according to insiders, one of the most healing sites in the world, due to the intense mineral concentration of waters. The beneficial effect on human health is widely recognized by the medical community. Thermal mineral waters help fight bone ailments, rejuvenate the skin, detoxify, and are highly beneficial for stress.

The area enjoys a special microclimate, with very little annual rainfall. The winter is very cold, but the summer is very warm. The town of Puente Inca it has only 132 inhabitants, most of whom are military intended to monitor the trasandino step. Without a doubt, who wish to spend an unforgettable holiday in Mendoza, can not miss this fantastic and mythical place.

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