Potrerillos is an artificial lake surrounded by snow-dotted mountains and cypress forests on Mendoza’s doorstep. A dammed waterway on the Mendoza River, the lake measures 12 km long, 3 km wide (7.5 miles long, 2 miles wide). Popular as a day-trip and weekend destination from Mendoza, it’s the outdoor venue for rafting, paragliding and lakeside hiking.

The region has developed into a popular resort area, and a cluster of hotels, resort villas, clubs and sports facilities have sprung up to cater to day-trippers and visitors looking for outdoor activities. Choose from kayaking, guided treks, horseback riding, mountain biking and fly-fishing for trout.

Practical Info

Potrerillos is in the Lujan de Cuyo Department of Mendoza Province, 63km (39 miles) southwest of Mendoza. Provincial route 82 runs here from Mendoza.

Tours & Tickets

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Andes Day Trip from Mendoza Including Aconcagua, Uspallata and Puente del Inca

4 star rating: Recommended 54 Reviews

Experience the best of the Mendoza Province’s Andes region on this day trip that will take you along part of the Pan-American Highway toward the Chilean ...  Read more

Location: Mendoza, Argentina
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $55.99

Half-Day Rafting Adventure on the Mendoza River

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Travel from Mendoza to the town of Potrerillos to go rafting down the Mendoza River. Perfect fun whether you’re a seasoned rafter or it’s your first rafting ...  Read more

Location: Mendoza, Argentina
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $70.99
$94.99 Save $24.00

Andes Trekking Tour from Mendoza

Spend a day in the Argentine Andes on a day-long trekking adventure from Mendoza. Following an experienced guide along hiking trails from the hill town of ...  Read more

Location: Mendoza, Argentina
Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $199.99

Zipline Adventure from Mendoza in Potrerillos Valley

Soar over the desert-like Potrerillos Valley on this guided zipline tour from Mendoza. Choose from two options: On the Base Tour, speed along five ziplines ...  Read more

Location: Mendoza, Argentina
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $65.99

Mountain Bike Adventure from Mendoza

Explore the mountainous terrain outside of Mendoza by mountain bike. Ride through the Potrerillos Valley, a hilly, desert landscape crammed with amazing ...  Read more

Location: Mendoza, Argentina
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $79.99

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