Diamond River rises in the lagoon of the same name, which is located almost on the border with Chile, in Laguna Diamante Provincial Reserve. The lagoon and the river and the salt of the same name, and worth a visit if you like high mountain excursions around the area of San Rafael.
Laguna del Diamante
It is located in the reserve of the same name, in the Cordillera de los Andes. Is reached by taking the National Route No. 143, and then splicing with Provincial Route No. 150 is a mirror of water surrounded by volcanic debris, with a depth of 70 meters at its deepest point, and 35 meters in its banks.
The place has many interesting activities such as trout and mackerel fishing and water sports such as windsurfing, sailing, kayaking and canoeing. You can also opt for land and trekking, climbing on the rock and mountain biking for the more adventurous. The place also offers another option for those interested in wildlife, bird watching as the king condor of the region can be done there, and guanacos.
Salinas del Diamante
The Salinas del Diamante is unique in the region. They are located in Nihuil district, 60 km from the city of San Rafael and are constituted by a giant salt mine open pit. They were declared National Protected Area in the province of Mendoza, given its peculiarity.
In 2015 the income for the general public was enabled, and installed a Salt Museum that can be visited and works as an information point on the salt. It has historical data and salts from saline worldwide. In the place can be purchased tourism products related to salt as flavored salts and bath, and plans to exploit the astro in place devido good views generated salt.