San Carlos has awe-inspiring green valleys and crystal clear waters under a sky full of sunshine.
There are several tours that should be taken into account when visiting this Department.
* The southwest circuit, comprising Route 40, an asphalt road until Pareditas going through Eugenio Bustos, Chilecito and Pareditas, crossing the area of streams called Yaucha, Gateado and Papagayos, with ideal places for camping, hunting and fishing. By the new Route 40, you can get to Agua del Toro, in San Rafael.
* The northeast circuit passes by the Fortín de San Carlos, seven kilometres east. By a way through the dunes, one can arrive at the Baños de la Salada, medicinal waters with a large percentage of iodine. Then, about fifteen kilometres from there, there are the thermal baths of Capiz Alto.
Geographically, the city of San Carlos is an island determined by the union of the Yaucha and Aguanda streams, and both form the San Carlos River, which pours its waters into the Tunuyán River.
* The southeast circuit is also on Route 40, either the new or the old, until Pareditas and then through Route 143 which crosses the Aguanda stream; there are on the shore of the latter were constructed the Aguanda and San Juan fortresses. In Chilecito, deviating from the Route 40 to the east by Florida Street, there is the Aguanda dam, a suitable place to camp. Finally, eight kilometres from Pareditas, there is the Paso de las Carretas.
* Caminos de Altamira (Altamira Roads) is part of the rural tourism attractions and is located in the town of La Consulta. It is part of the Uco Valley, and it is irrigated by the Tunuyán River and a large number of smaller streams and rivers, making it a very fertile valley and enjoyable for life. Its position, a thousand meters high, in front of the Frontal ridge, not only allows people to enjoy the best views of the mountains, but also provides the best land for growing fine vines. This outline is a landscape of exceptional significance and a very productive area.
* Laguna del Diamante is located 70 kilometres from the head city of San Carlos in the district Pareditas. Declared Water Reserve in custody of the glaciers that originate the surface watercourses and underground waters used for irrigation through out the basin is part of the oasis of the Uco Valley.