La Payunia

This 193,000-ha. natural reserve is the largest in Mendoza.

This inhospitable-looking place hosts around 800 volcanic cones that have erupted underwater releasing solidified lava that shaped this moon-like spot featuring several craters.

“Payunia” derives from the Pehuenche word “payen”, which means “place where there is copper”.
Fields of basalt and pyroclastic rocks of various colors printed a singular kind of beauty on the area. This place attracts countless native species, among which we could spot guanacos, choiques, piches and lizards.

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