Birds, rafting and jellies: a walk through the Eastern mendocino tourist area east of Mendoza Province borders with the province of San Luis, and is comprised of the departments of Santa Rosa and La Paz. Away from the cordillera, the zone enables run a little traditional snow, wines and adventure sports circuit to discover the rich nuances of a different Mendoza. What no means that the emblems of the Cuyo tourism say not present, and not is can, for example, practice trekking or rafting or enjoy tasty regional products. Welcome to an equal but distinct Mendoza. The almost totality of the surface of the Department of the East of Santa Rosa is occupied by the desert of La Travesia.
A condition which, as it is a constant in the Cuyo territory, has failed to stop the push of its inhabitants. The famous and delicious Mendoza honey comes from numerous poultry farms that dot the region. On the side of the routes, large amount of jobs offer exquisite freshly harvested dried fruits. And even as the rest of the province, no shortage there the vineyards and wineries; This area is the only province where the emblematic culture is another: the fruit in all its varieties. Whether to eat it fresh or to savour it in amazing jellies, preserves and marmalades of the region, more than well-deserved fame. In Eastern mendocino, to those who like sweet worldwide discover a secret paradise. Amid the monotonous aridity of the desert of La Travesia arises in Santa Rosa, suddenly, the Green miracle of the first protected natural area of the province: the Natural Reserve of Nancunan.
Its name, which means White Eagle, pays homage to whom outside the last cacique of Malargue and unconditional ally of General San Martin. Declared sanctuary of carob trees, it resurfaces with new vigor the noble species which almost disappears after the indiscriminate felling of late 19th century and the beginning of century XX. Leafy carob cups are home to numerous species of woodpeckers, yales, Calenders and chingolos. And majestic cats walk through the Park Wildcats, cats the pajonal, ferrets and gray foxes. In search of strong emotions? In the Department of La Paz, the Desaguadero River, natural border between San Luis and Mendoza, offers the ideal setting for the practice of water sports such as canoeing, kayaking or rafting.