Nestled at the foot of the Sierras Grandes mountains, San Luis boasts a variety of historic sites and natural splendours. Informative museums, leafy parks and stunning waterfalls surround the city’s picturesque Plaza Pringles.
Things to do in San Luis
Step back in time at the Historical Museum of St. Louis, which highlights the timeline of the city through modern installations. If you want to browse religious artefacts, fossils and prehistoric remains, visit the Dora Ochoa De Masramon Provincial Museum, which also showcases art and antiques.
Unwind with a soak in the Balde Hot Springs, revered by the Mapuche tribes for their healing properties. Explore the Bebedero Salt Desert, a few kilometres away from San Luis, to see conical deposits of salt created by the remains of the Bebedero Lagoon.
For a day out in nature, head to Potrero de los Funes. Spread around a picturesque lake, it’s a great spot for hiking, fishing, camping and picnicking. Discover the natural beauty of the nearby Moneda Falls, where 12 metres of cascading water crashes into a swimming hole.
Go on a scenic road trip through the Serrano Grand Circuit, which offers some of the best sights in the area, including the Florida dam, created by the Trapiche and Grand rivers. Stop at the Pueblo Puntano Memorial Monument, which remembers the people who took part in Argentina’s independence.
Getting around San Luis
You can reach San Luis by flying into San Luis Airport, located three kilometres away, while long-distance buses travel from nearby cities. The compact streets can be explored on foot, while buses and taxis are also available.