Thousands of visitors from all over the world gather every year in the modern ski centres of Neuquén. The province has a total of 3 ski centres and 3 snow parks for skiers to practise all the winter sports modalities.
Neuquén province is considered a true fly fishing paradise, and has become one of the most renowned places for this activity worldwide. Two basins stand out for the amount of Salmonidae they contain: in the south, Limay River basin, and in the north, Neuquén River basin.
In the past few years, there has been a strong tendency towards tourism and recreation in contact with nature: more and more tourists wish to visit natural sites, and enjoy the peace that nature gives them.
In the province of Neuquén, it is possible to find a great diversity of bird species. This allows an interesting development of the “birdwatching” tourist-recreational activity.
If you love nature as much as strong emotions, Neuquén holds unique places that can be reached challenging gravity, such as the roof of Patagonia, Domuyo Hill (15,696 feet high).
Mountain rivers in Neuquén offer exhilarating experiences through which tourists can visit unreachable places and admire unique landscapes, while going down on clear thaw waters.
To tour Neuquén on horseback is to ride directly to the heart of its most hidden places. You can penetrate its forests, stop by its rivers, get to natural thermal springs, and experience its millenarian culture and the cosiness of its people more closely.
With an authentic country culture, a diversity of ranches and small rural establishments, Neuquén has a varied offer in rural tourism in all its territory, in combination with other activities.
Thermalism is considered a good therapeutic complement for good health and relaxation, as well as a synonym of well being, beauty and vitality. Neuquén holds numerous thermal springs in its territory.
Neuquén (in mapuche language, “daring, and vehement”) has strong cultural roots on the millenarian mapuche tradition (mapu – land, che – people).
In the province of Neuquén, in different areas and times of the year, religious festivals attract a large number of pilgrims, faithful and devotees who go thank the Saints they deposit their faith on, or make them petitions. The numerous festivals in the north of Neuquén stand out.
Popular festivals are part of the intangible heritage of a community, and a tourist product that reflects the culture and the tradition of the different regions, in which all the cultural expressions are included as a reminder of events, rituals and customs.
Neuquén province holds a wealth of palaeontological resources. It is an extraordinary reservoir of extinct species of plants and animals, especially terrestrial vertebrates and marine invertebrates, belonging to different groups and with varied ecological characteristics.
Located within Patagonia, Neuquén province holds amazing natural beauties, and a significant cultural equipment. It also offers excellent conditions for the carrying out of congresses and conventions, work meetings and seminars, in different points of its territory.
The province of Neuquén, along with Río Negro and the south of La Pampa, constitutes the Southern Viticulturist Region. This region includes irrigated valleys and areas of the Patagonian plains with an adequate climate, and good quality soil and water for the cultivation of different crops.
Neuquén is an inexhaustible source of natural wealth, a gifted land that deserves to be toured and experienced. It holds numerous unique and amazing paths among valleys, lakes, volcanoes, and araucaria, ñire and lenga forests waiting to be discovered.
Neuquén province has six golf fields approved by the Argentine Golf Association, which makes it the Patagonian destination with the greatest amount of golf courts. Each one has unique characteristics, and offers tourists, recreationists and the most demanding sportsmen the comfort and quality they search for.
To dare to follow off road paths is the best way to know and feel this land. This activity allows people to mix driving skills, strength, and audacity, while they visit the most incredible places in Neuquén through paths that wind their way among forests and mountains.
Handicrafts include, basically, works and products done by hand or with little aid of machines. They are generally decorative or common use objects, in materials like wood, stone, and wool, among others.
Eating good food in Argentina is considered almost a cult. Its land yields varied and abundant good quality products, which makes people enjoy meeting to eat and drink.
The majestic Andes Mountain Range, a varied fauna of unique species, vast forests and clear water lakes turn Neuquén into a paradise of colours and contrasts for those who know how to combine artistic sensitivity and body skills.
Neuquén is known for the sport hunting of deer and wild boar. This activity is generally practised in ranches near the towns of Junín de los Andes, San Martín de los Andes, Aluminé, and Zapala. There are big game hunting sites in the area of Lanín and Nahuel Huapi National Parks, supervised by professional guides.
Museums are permanent non-profit institutions, for the service of society and its development, open to the general public.
The objective of museums is to purchase, restore, preserve, investigate, communicate and exhibit, for the purpose of research, education and entertainment, evidence and material on man and his environment, that is to say, his natural and cultural heritage.