Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias

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Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias

Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias
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Medea7
Denver, CO175 contributions
Nice walk, good views; don’t drive
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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Alex S
Haifa6 contributions
Great view of Lake Lacar and San Martin
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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sjriceuk
Bristol, UK54 contributions
Easy walk to some great views
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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Jnanayog
St. John's, Canada4,116 contributions
Got Our Ticket Punched for the UP n Down
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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Europamonkey
London, UK105 contributions
Uphill but easy walk to a fantastic view over Lake Lácar
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, UK159 contributions
Great view of Lake Lacar - but choose your day
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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Pato R
Buenos Aires, Argentina31 contributions
The view of the Lácar is awesome!
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, UK698 contributions
Worth the long drive
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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Piranaj T
Bangkok, Thailand13 contributions
Nice outing with the family
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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Cristian.F.Bruno
Neuquen, Argentina110 contributions
Great view of the Lacar lake.
Feb 2017 • Couples
Great view of the Lacar lake, the way up to the viewpoint is very nice, lots of vegetation and a place to meet nice people!
Written March 8, 2017
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