Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias

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Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias

Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias
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Alex S
Haifa6 contributions
Feb 2020
It's about 20 minutes drive from San Martin, mostly unpaved road.
After short walk from the parking area (small fee charged by locals) you see a beautiful view of the lake. Walk few minutes to the left (eastbound) to the viewpoint overlooking San Martin. It's a great view afternoon, when the sun is behind you.
Written March 11, 2020
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Medea7
Denver, CO198 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
We had a good time on the walk other reviewers have described well. We saw the road access to the mirador and don’t recommend that route. It’s extremely sandy and dusty.
Written March 17, 2020
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Andrea W
Niskayuna, NY42 contributions
Nov 2015 • Couples
We hiked to the end of the Sendero al Mirador. It was confusing since there were lots of "outlooks"=miradors of Lake Lacar and the trail has lots of sub-rails. We followed the signs up to the top to a Mapuche community. They had a stand at the top selling bottled water and snacks and charged a few pesos for walking through their community to the real mirador. The real mirador was a fabulous view of the next valley, lakes, mountain ridges and very small villages nestled about. The cultural experience was talking with the people using the trail for exercise or commuting from work in San Martin to their homes in the Mapuche village. Coming downhill as we went uphill was a gentleman cantering on a horse with 5 dogs (a gaucho!). As we went downhill we met a carpenter and a nurse. This hike was their daily work commute!!!
Written January 6, 2016
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Jnanayog
St. John's, Canada4,116 contributions
Feb 2018 • Couples
Being backcountry hikers accustomed to toting supplies for 8 - 10 days we were wanting a hike desperately. The Tourist Bureau suggested this path to us. It starts via crossing the bridge ( turn left ) and follow the dirt road along past the gated plant on your left. A sharp turn to the left will bring you to the starting point. .you will see the sign. The path has lots of Diverting paths. ... follow the arrows and / or the Green & White Horizontal strips UP. Depending on your condition allow on average One Hour for the UP. A Very Dusty path. Your photo Ops are to the Left of the Rope Gate at the top .... they charge you 15 pesos n I assume this legit. Great views of the lakes from up there. Take water with you though you can buy it at the Top.
Written February 15, 2018
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sjriceuk
Bristol, UK54 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
This is a nice walk that you can do from the town and without a vehicle. It is a steady (@1 hour) uphill walk along a dusty path to the viewing points where on a clear day you can see right up the lapel to the mountains, the view of the town is also quite good.
Make sure you take water with you for the walk up, there is a small shop at the top though.
Written October 20, 2019
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Pato R
Buenos Aires, Argentina31 contributions
Dec 2017 • Couples
Nice option to see Lácar lake from another side. You have to pay 40$ARG pesos to Mapuche community for entrance fee. It is really worth it.
Written December 24, 2017
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EarlGrey
Stratford-upon-Avon, UK706 contributions
Nov 2017 • Couples
We decided to visit the Mirador on the return journey from Cascada Chachin. We found the turn off RP48 and then wound our way along gravel and dirt roads for ages until eventually found the track up to the Mirador. There was little in the way of signs but we kept driving (using satnav and compass) until our 4x4 could go no further. It was then a short walk up to the Mirador itself. The views over San Martin and across Lake Lacar in the opposite direction were superb and worth the journey. We were slightly concerned that the road back down to San Marin had a wooden barrier across it but fortunately there was a car in front and someone, who I took to be a local, raised the barrier and we drove through. I guess in season the local community use this to raise funds. The drive back down to San Martin was often steep and single track. Overall an interesting detour!
Written December 2, 2017
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Europamonkey
London, UK105 contributions
Jan 2018
This is a fairly easy walk up to a great viewpoint above Lake Lácar. It is clearly signposted from the end of the lakeside beach in the town, and starts incongruously beside the sewage works. It is uphill, but is fairly easy to follow the well trodden path. Other pathways lead off but stick to the main track, signposted at one point to La Islita. Almost at the top, there is a kiosk run by the local community, at which a 15 peso per person charge is levied to go on through their private land to the viewpoint. They also sell refreshments. Good walking footwear is recommended, as much for the way down as going up.

The views at the top are fantastic, and well worth the calorie burning trek up. The path continues from the kiosk down to the beach...but what goes down must come back up.
Written January 24, 2018
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DandJandFam
London, UK162 contributions
Dec 2017 • Couples
Apart from the starting point of the hike from San Martin de los Andes - the municipal effluent plant, not too smelly (!) - there is a pleasant walk 3.5km up the mountain to the viewing point. To get to the viewing point you need to pay the local Mapuche community $15 ARG (about $1 USD). [There is road access to the checkpoint but we did not explore that option]

Once there, there is a great view over San Martin and a stunning view over Lago Lacar.

If you can, choose your day: on a sunny and still day, the view is fabulous. On a windy day, it is a bit of a trial to stay on the rocks and admire the view.
Written January 1, 2018
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Piranaj T
Bangkok, Thailand13 contributions
May 2017 • Family
We drove to mirador de bandurrias for a short family outing, then walked to las islitas. The walk is easy for all ages and the air is really pure... the destinations really worth it!
Written May 3, 2017
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