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Summer between beaches and mountains in San Martín de los Andes, a paradise far south See map

Those seeking sun on shores of crystal clear waters and clean sands should not think only in the sea. The mountain range is one of the best options. On the shores of the lakes we can find a nice climate framed by the green mountain.

playa-san-martinThe climate in the mountains let you enjoy the sun.

In San Martin de los Andes we can find this option on several lakes' shores. Including the impressive Lake Lácar. At the same time you can enjoy the summer doing mountain tours, trips, sports activities, cultural tours or enjoying the outdoor cinema.


The sky is clear. The temperature reaches the 30 degrees or above. It seems the ideal setting for a beach day. That's when San Martin de los Andes offers many options where you can appreciate the sun and clear waters. 

Lácar beach: Lake Lácar's beaches are visited by both tourists and residents who choose to take a break in routine. Throughout its entire length, there are several beaches that make up the most attractive summer offers framed by an enchanted landscape with the mountains and forests that surround it. Among them we can mention the Costanera, Catritre beach, Quila Quina beach, Yuco beach and Hua Hum. 

lago-lacarFrom the lakeshore you can see the boats.

Catritre beach: the nearest beach located on the left bank of the Lake Lácar. You can access easily either by car, public transport, cycling or walking. Is a large and beautiful bay in which the environment is a leafy forest of species such as roble pellín, patagua and cypress. There is a camping area, a restaurant and options to do water sports or simply spend a day at the beach with the family.

Quila Quina beach: one of the favorite beaches for vacationers. You can access by land from the Ruta Siete Lagos or hiring boats that leave from the Costanera and cross the Lake Lácar. Its fine sand beaches are surrounded by oak, ñires, maitenes and radales. In the beach equipment can be rented for all kinds of water sports such as water bikes, kayaking and boating. You can also find a restaurant and craft stalls belonging to the Curruhuinca Community. 

Yuco beach: is located 30 kilometers from the city and is accessible by Provincial Route No. 48 leading to the border with Chile. Yuco is a small beach on the Lake Lácar with beaches and natural pools ideal for carrying beach life. It has a free camping area and the Park Ranger National Park. 

san-martinPanoramic view of downtown San Martín de los Andes.

After a day of sun and outdoor life you can take the art route. It is a walk through the artists atelliers of San Martín. 

This option is a cultural initiative where you can learn the techniques and the works of regional artists, some of them were born in San Martin and others who chose the mountain range as an option for their lives and as inspiration for their art.

This cultural tour of the city invites you to meet painters, sculptors, silversmiths and craftsmen. Between the trip to each of the studios or workshops, you can discover more of the landscape of mountains, forests and lakes of Patagonia. 

As a highlight, the art route offers a lunch or dinner with recipes from artists of all time who knew how to take his art to the kitchen also. For more information visit

Another cultural choice is to enjoy summer theater for free.

The Plaza Sarmiento is one of the most representative of the city and in the evenings is one of the spaces that brings more people. The option is, as in the old days, film screenings in the square. The space is intended to be held Friday and to attend only need to bring a chair or chaise, mate, cookies and something to drink borne by each. 

From 21.30 film starts with a selection of the best films oriented family. The event brings together hundreds of people anxiously awaiting the start of the movie under the moonlight, as part of a mountains, trees and flowers landscape. The program runs throughout the summer season, until late February.

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