One of the most important green lungs of San Rafael is the Mariano Moreno Park: a good choice for enjoying the outdoors and rugged activities. It is located on the Diamond Island, just 7 km from the city of San Rafael. Also known as Parque de la Isla, to be surrounded by two arms of the Rio Diamante.
This green space has an artificial lake in the northeast sector, and access to the Grotto of the Immaculate Conception from one of its banks. Right in front, in the northern sector of the park, you are the campsite El Parador, ideal for sports or enjoy a family day.
In the center of the property also it operates a Zoo with exotic animals to visit, and opposite the park, also on the Diamond Island, is the National Museum of Natural History. This museum is one of the largest in the country’s Natural History, and its contents and activities is positioned as fourth in national importance.
Zoo facilities occupy about two hectares, but the total area of the zoo is seven hectares. As for the museum, it has rooms zoology, paleontology, geology and history, along with an astronomical and exhibitions of minerals, plants and archaeological materials observatory. It is open to the public every day of the week, the hours I run from 8-19 pm.