Mendoza, on its eastern side is bordered by the province of San Luis and is comprised of the departments of Santa Rosa and La Paz. Far from the mountains, this tourist area allows to deviate a little from the traditional circuit of snow, wine and adventure sports 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, therefore, 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 consistent 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 delimit the region. On the side of the routes, large amount of jobs offer exquisite freshly harvested dried fruits. And although as the rest of the province there are there 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’s fame more than well deserved. In Eastern mendocino, lovers of the 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 by the Park walk majestic cats Wildcats, grasslands cats, ferrets and gray foxes. In search of emotions strong? 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. Original author and source of the article