Uco Valley

Tourism in Mendoza offers countless possibilities, both for those who love to visit numerous historic and tourist attractions and picturesque cities for those who enjoy a more rural tourism, visiting places of idyllic landscapes, with incredible extensions of valleys green, and deep blue skies. Such a place is the Uco Valley, in the North-West of the province of Mendoza. This Valley lies between 900 and 1200 m above sea level, and is surrounded by the Andes. The natural fertility of its soil was excellent for the installation of innumerable vineyards & Winery, thus forming one of the most important wine regions of the American continent. This microclimate annual temperature is, on average 14 C, by providing, as it is natural in Mediterranean areas, large differences between the day and night.

Usually it rains very little, so most of the days in the year is sunny, which is ideal for the cultivation of the vine. In this valley of more than 17,000 km are numerous villas and attractive localities, with friendly residents and who receive tasteful to tourists. One of these places is the Villa of Tupungato. It is reached by route 86. Is inhabited by 7,000 people… The Tupungato volcano dominates the landscape.

In this born countless streams that take advantage in the form of canals for irrigation and the installation of dams for hydroelectric power generation. The best place for the plantation of frutalescomo peaches, pears and apples. Much of the domestic production of cider is produced in this region. The Tunuyan river crosses the Valley. Of the same are born other rivers such as the Colorado, the Salinillas, and Apple. San Carlos is the tourist town par excellence of the region of the Uco Valley. Here you can visit the Church of San Carlos Borromeo, and Government House. The characteristics of the place are ideal for lovers of tourism adventure. Lots of water-related activities are possible in the Laguna del Diamante. It is also possible to motocross, off-road biking, and an ideal proposal for those who love freedom: discover this beautiful area through the practice of the hang gliding. There are a wide variety of accommodation offers in Mendoza in these regions. You can find hotels of superior category, inns, or sites for camping, where tourists may be more in contact with nature.