820 Kms distant from Buenos Aires, the environment of the province of San Luis combines a broad socio-cultural group formed by picturesque touristic towns and diverse historical sites that distinguish this region.
Its capital, having the same name, is located by the Sierras Grandes, at the extreme called "Punta de los Venados", this name giving origin to the world "puntanos" which refers to the province inhabitants. It keeps the characteristic aspect of the Mediterranean cities of the XIX century: quiet life and old colonial houses mixed with modern style buildings, most of them located at the commercial center. At its northeastern region, we can find the most important touristic center: Villa de Merlo. Located at the beautiful ConlaraValley, in the middle of a micro-weather internationally recognized by its natural qualities, converts San Luis in a synonym of welfare and relax. Its crystalline water streams and forest spaces shelter a wide range of flora and fauna, which may be enjoyed by different kind of tours. Those willing to contemplate nature’s purest ecosystem, should not miss the Sierra de las Quijadas National Park, a magnificent natural reservoir that offers a unique landscape of valleys and canyons of red stones, sculpted by an erosion process that took million of years.