The mendocinos departments of La Paz and Santa Rosa correspond to the tourist Strip east of the province, close to the province of San Luis. This area is ideal to discover other facets of tourism in Mendoza, away from the more traditional image of snow, summits and wines. Peace and Santa Rosa, but also areas of cellars, highlighted by another type of agricultural production. The production of fresh fruits is one of them. By this, the region is a paradise for fans of jams, jellies and preserves. Another of its attractions is the abundance of dried fruits, which can be obtained, recently harvested, by the side of the routes. The Department of Santa Rosa is crossed by the desert of La traverse, which occupies it in its entirety. However, bee farms are multiplied in it.
From there comes the tasty and milagritos honey Mendoza, famous throughout the national territory. The highly desert geography of the territory of Santa Rosa is altered by a happy exception that is very good to know: the reserve nacunan natural. This reserve owes its name, which means White Eagle, the last chieftain of Malargue, ally of the libertador San Martin of Jose. The reserve, first protected natural area of the province of Mendoza, is basically a shrine of carob trees. Harvested indiscriminately during the last decades of the 19th century and the early 20th, this noble species that was on the verge of disappearing recovers today successfully in nacunan. The carob tree naturally provides shelter and food to the birds, which makes the reserve of nacunan the ideal place for those who like watching and bird watching. They proliferate there, among others, the yal, the chingolos, the Calenders and various species of woodpeckers. The varied fauna of the place is completed by the presence of gray foxes, Wildcats, grasslands cats and ferrets cats.
Reaching the boundary with the province of San Luis, La Paz Department does honor to its name. The Desaguadero River, which separates both provinces, it is excellent for the practice of rafting and other water sports. More rugged and less crowded than the popular Canyon of Atuel River; the Desaguadero River is an excellent choice when planning a day trip different. And Jorge Alberto Guinazu Turismo in Mendoza-original author and source of the article is not so far from the comfort of the hotels in Mendoza capital