San Juan Province, Argentina
San Juan is the capital of the Province.
The province of San Juan lies on the Andean Mountain Range. It offers a unique landscape plenty of mountains and valleys.
Many tours rise in these valleys. Real oases appear among the arid deserts. The fertile valleys count with an interrupted work of irrigation.
The capital city, San Juan, was founded in 1562 in the Tucuma valley, a region inhabited by the Huarpe natives. It was rebuilt, totally, after the earthquake of 1944. It has monumental buildings, numerous squares and public boulevards.
The San Juan province is located to Argentina Republica west, to the south of the American Continent.
How to get to San Juan
San Juan has a great highway infrastructure; most of the routes that connect it with the rest of the country are very well maintained. National roads as the RN40, that travels trough the city from north to south and connects with Mendoza and La Rioja, RN20, connects it with Buenos Aires and Córdoba, RN150, connects with Chile and la Rioja.
The transportation by long distance bus circulates for almost all the provincial and national roads to the different provinces and cities of the country. You can take the bus in modern bus stations. The travel by bus takes approximately 18 hours to arrive to Buenos Aires city.
San Juan has the Airport Domingo Faustino Sarmiento airport from there the flights to Buenos Aires city and other cities depart. Small planes make cabotage flights that take around 90 minutes to arrive to Buenos Aires.
Del Sol National Celebration
The Hearth of the celebration will be again a choreographic show at the El Zonda racetrack that will takes place on Saturday 28 and the theme will be the “San Juan Talents and Gifts”. The celebration will start two days in advance with the Gastronomy and Agro industry Fair with local and national artists, that Hill take place since February 24 to February 27 at the Fair area; and the fantastic Sun carousel, that will full of colors the city streets on February 27.
From here, many excursions can be taken to:
- Baths La Laja, with its curative waters.
- De la Flecha Creek ¡, with a splendid landscape and Rupestrian paintings.
- Hills of Mercedario and Aconcagua.
- Calingasta, a prosperous tourist village that produces apples.
- Dike Cauquenes, where fishing can be practiced.
- The Alcazar, a real natural monument.
It is interesting to visit:
- 25 de Mayo Square
- Peatonal Square
- Sarmiento House
- Juan Victoria Salon
- Ullum Dam
- Mercedario Mountain
- Leoncito Astronomy Observatory
- Calingasta Valley
- Pismanta Hot-Springs
- Agua Negra Spa
- Agua Hedienda Hot-Springs
- Cuestas del Viento Dam
- Ischigualasto Natural Park
Iglesia Town, a popular town because of its fruit cultivation, weaving and cheese production.
Ischigualasto Natural Park whose fossil remains, geological formations and ancient foot prints are a testimony of a way of living that vanished million years ago. This is a place for scientific research that contributes to a better understanding about the ancient epochs of the planet.
San Agustin Village has a natural dam where “king fish” can be fish. Also, aquatic sports can be practiced there.
It is located in one of the most suggestive and astonishing valleys of the province, the Ullum Dike is a first order tourist attraction. Besides the excellent landscape, the curious combination between the Lake Mirror and the Mountains is worth to be admired.
Del Viento Slope
O n the Mountains appears the shocking Del Viento Slope Dike, a imposing water mirror of crystal waters, turquoise color immersed into a spectacular Mountain range environment.
Tourism, Culture and Environment State Secretary
Summer attention hours: 07:30 to 21:00
Winter attention hours: 7:00 to 20:00
Bus Station Office
Summer attention hours: 08:00 a 21:30
Winter attention hours: 08:00 a 20:00
Airport Tourism Stand
Flight Arrival schedule.
Hours: 07:00 to 13:00
Address: Sarmiento 24 Sur
Phones: 54 264 421 0004 / 54 264 421 7677