In the center of the province of Mendoza, San Rafael Department is located. On the basis of the populous city of San Rafael, the district capital, we can find a variety of sites to visit. This Department is offered as the ideal place to get Mendoza of 5 star hotels, from where you can perform a multitude of excursions that will take tourists to places of incredible beauty. This is the case of the Sosneado. Located only 142 km from San Rafael, this imposing mountain of 5169 m in height is the peak southernmost in exceed 5000 m in the cordillera de los Andes.
From here, it begins to lose height, until becoming a plain South of the Argentina Republic. The Sosneado name comes from an ancient indigenous language, and can be translated as where you first see the Sun. This corner passed into history in a sad fact starring the team of Uruguayan rugby Old Christian, who suffered a terrible plane crash in 1972, which gave rise to the well-known film live. The Hill he Sosneado is the birthplace of one of the most important rivers of the region, the Atuel River. Atuel comes from a local indigenous language, and that means I am sorry. One of the characteristics that most highlight of this river is the permanent murmur of its waters that must overcome many rapids and waterfalls, in the course of its entire length. The surface of the Atuel River basin is about 13,000 km, joining with the Desaguadero River and flowing into the Salado River, in the province of la Pampa. The area of the Sosneado this wonderfully willing to practice outdoor activities, especially for those who love sports adventure.Trekking, horseback riding and mountain biking are the perfect setting for your practice in this spot. Also it is here possible camping and devote himself to the practice of climbing on one of the hills that more challenge offers lovers of the escalation. And for those who need a relaxing moment, it is advisable to visit the pools of hot springs outdoor hot springs of the Sosneado, which have taken fame for the quality of its waters and its healing powers.Definitely, the ideal place for a great vacation in Mendoza in full contact with nature and the benefits of this land.