Lujan de Cuyo has great diversity of tourism offers, for the ones who enjoy the outdoors life, the sun, the mountains, experiencing incredible adventures, hot springs, cultural activities and tasting high-end wines in their prestigious wineries.
Some of them are:
* Chacras de Coria
A lovely place located 14 kilometres south of the city of Mendoza, famous for its cuisine and cultural spaces. The origin of its name is due to a colony based in the area whose owner Don Bohorquez of Coria would set in the place the first farms (chacras), therefore the locals started calling the place the farms of Coria (Chacras de Coria).
* Wineries on the Wine Roads
There are a large number of wineries and vineyards to visit throughout the year, wine producers recognized worldwide.
At 64 kilometres from the city of Mendoza, there is a craft and cultural center, a library and an archaeological exhibition, incredible scenery that develop the senses in all their expressions.
* Route 82, on the shores of Rio Mendoza
Going through this route it is possible to admire breathtaking scenery. First, there are Las Compuertas with mountains and vineyards, then Blanco Encalada, where the culture of the area is gathered and at the end of the road, Cacheuta with its thermal water park, unique in the country.
* Water Reservoir Toma de los Españoles
It is a National Historic Monument on the north margin of Rio Mendoza, in the district Las Compuertas, there are the remains of what once was a regulation reservoir of the Canal Zanjón. Its construction dates back to 1785.
* El Carrizal
The name of this district is due to a grass that occurs in abundance in the area, which is why the locals called it “Los carrizales.”
It is a rural area marked by a sharp contrast between an oasis of farms and groves, and a semi-desert and arid mountain, culminating in the reservoir Carrizal, 15 km long and 4 km wide. There are many clubs, campgrounds and cabins that invite us to enjoy nature and water sports such as windsurfing, skiing, and fishing, among others.
At an altitude of 2,900 metres and 80 kilometres from the city of Mendoza, there is Vallecitos, one of the most conducive places of the country to learn skiing and mountaineering. The proximity of their shelters to mountains of various degrees of difficulty turns it in a natural school, virtually unique. It is the ideal place to prepare for the altitude acclimatization required to those climbers to who accept the challenge of the climb the Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the West (6,962m)
* Industrial Zone
It has a markedly industrial profile. It has no urban settlements which constitute a true security cordon to the activities that take place there. Its geographical location is privileged and strategic as it is connected with all centres of consumption inside the country through the trucking and rail network, and through the Bioceánico corridor with the consumption centres in the Pacific.
It is the only district of the province which has a free zone.
It is an area of the National Territory where businesses, as well as industrial and service activities are done. There are waiving of taxes and customs duties. It aims at import and export, encouraging the inflow of domestic and foreign capital, thus causing the decrease in expenses and increase of efficiency in products and services. Lujan de Cuyo was elected for its existing industrial area, since it has all the facilities such as water, sewer, gas and electric power for the industry, because of the existing infrastructure such as the international road to Chile and the quick access to the city of Mendoza.
The production of the district includes fuels (gasoline, diesel), polymers, waxes, iron, and gypsum, bentonite, coking coal, steam and electricity products. While it does not have a stable population, almost 1500 operative employees work in the area.