* Wine Tourism. San Carlos has approximately 5500 hectares cultivated with vineyards, where the variety Malbec should be highlighted.
There are 22 wineries currently working, with different profiles but all in search for the highest quality potential. There are some that are small and traditional, some more exuberant and industrialized, or some modern but modest.
According to the season that you visit, you will be able to enjoy San Carlos in different ways: appreciate the green crops, participate in the harvest (grapes harvest), observe the entire process of winemaking, and of course, enjoy the most noble and opulent reds, or the delicate and aromatic whites, according to the election you make.
* Rural Tourism. San Carlos has a generous and impressive nature and its culture is a mix due to the settlers and the native people, which provide a serene country life. This invites the visitors to participate in agricultural tasks, horseback riding, hikes in sulkies, horses spur, cows round ups. Visit its different mountain Estancias and the traditional farms, where the traditions and the tools take the traveller back in time.
You may enjoy the exquisite wines of the area, accompanied by empanadas, locro, carne a la masa, goat or pig cooked in a mud oven, or the typical Creole barbecue.
You will be able to learn and make your own bread, taste the unforgettable sweet mate, sopaipillas, mendocinas tortitas, as well as the delicious homemade sweets.
* Religious Tourism. There are beautiful and old Chapels, as well as holy images, in addition to the stunning beauty of the place, form a circuit that allows the visitors to live a real experience of meditation, prayer and pilgrimage.
A set of six old, but well preserved chapels and a small shrine are part of a pleasant tour, from north to south, which will show you the most diverse landscapes of the Department.
* Historic Tourism. San Carlos is the place where history and tradition make nature become more striking.
Its historical, culture and tourism heritage made up of stores, quaint bars, old villas, intact in their conservation, reflect years marked by native struggles and deeds for freedom, legends and customs, traditions and progress.
* Adventure Tourism. San Carlos offers the charm of discovering landscapes where man has not yet left their footprints.
Crossing dunes and valleys, there is the Main Range of the Andes, where the geography of the place requires constant challenges even to the more experienced athletes.
One of the best ways of knowing all the splendour of this Department is to go horseback riding.
Therefore in a single experience are combined landscape, culture and pleasure. Such as crossing the Andes, enjoying from the preparation of the equipment, savouring a wonderful barbecue, getting dazzled each step with dreamy landscapes; in the afternoon go camping and watch a wonderful sky full of stars, tasting a good wine to warm up or saddling the horses at dawn to continue the journey.
There is also the option of crossings and other tours on four wheel drive vehicles, where you can create your own ways through the dunes and hills, cross rivers and take paths through the landscape.
Other less risky activities but no less attractive, such as mountain biking, countryside hiking, bird watching, fishing, climbing hills or the Maipú Volcano, are other ways to delight the tourist when visiting San Carlos.