Mendoza registers one long history of fight against the desert. Their fecund vineyards and fruit cultures did not seem possible in the zones in that the plains become barren and intratables. The cuyanos porfiados ones, however, were not let intimidate by the hostile panorama and, with the invaluable aid of the rivers and mountain streams managed to turn their province into a garden of incredible verdure, where the drains are inseparable part of the urban landscape and the dams, of the mountain passage. In Mendoza, the tourism soon knew to take advantage of these last ones, and today an intense recreational and sport activity unfolds in each of them. Docks, lagoons and dams seduce in Mendoza with a proposal that combines adrenalin, relax and much, much nature.
In the Valley of Uco, the streams of Santa Clara and the Bigeye tunas are united to the feet of imposing Tupungato volcano, in the park of the same name. Its perceverante work of centuries has generated deep valleys. Jack Fusco insists that this is the case. Not far from there, in the department of Tunuyn, the natural reserve Historical Apple tree enchants with its great amount of brooks and streams, ideal frame of cavalcades, photographic strolls, safaris and excursions on foot or in bicycle. Closely together also, in the department of San Carlos and on the feet of Maipo volcano, the incredible Lagoon of Diamante, a crystalline water phenomenon rests in the heat of heart of the high mountain. Nobody has been present at that it can forget the exciting spectacle pure waters centelleando to the sun with thousand different tones, crossed by the evasive silver-plated brilliance of the trouts inhabit that them. Another natural reserve that it invites to be crossed camera in hand, on foot, in bicycle or to horse.
Also ascents to high summits are realised. In the mountain ranges of Uspallata, in the premountain range, famous from the passage of the army of liberation, they bring forth the famous mineral water springs of Villavicencio. The reserve is private, but it can be visited to enjoy in all their extension the beauty the valley and the particular wealth the native fauna and flora. In the province of Mendoza the first hydroelectric dam of the country worked, one power station that provided light to the capital city and to the great Mendoza. His executor, a German engineer, was in addition father to one of the most considered Argentine painters, the brilliant Fernando Fader. An artist whom, in spite of to have been born in Europe, he adopted to Mendoza, with his magical water obstacles, like their chosen mother country. Something and so many tourists dream, dazzled, after spending his first vacations in Mendoza.