By taking paved Provincial Route 173, and driving 37 kilometers out of the city one reaches the Atuel Canyon at Valle Grande. The vegetation one finds at this spot is luscious and one hears the murmuring waters of the Atuel River running over rocks.
This is a place that opens the door to the sure enjoyment of a special holiday by being so very close to nature.
The wall of the Valle Grande dam forms a huge emerald water mirror which is a great temptation for the practice of swimming, diving, water skiing, rowing, water motor sports, windsurfing, etc.
There is an all service 3-star hotel nearby. Here, the river seems to be telling the geological story of the millennia. The area also has many camping sites, very popular, especially in summer, offering a wide range of services such as: electricity, public lavatories, shaded areas, drinking water, natural pools, grocery stores, restaurants and shops selling regional crafts.
The river is the ideal place for rafting or kayaking while fishing lovers may indulge their passion on the shores of the dam. Experienced guides are available for mountaineering and trekking and the area is also great for cycling, horse riding, four-tracks and so on.