Villavicencio Park is the first adventure and outdoor activities park in Mendoza, a province not only distinguished as one of the most beautiful and multifaceted from Argentina but also dazzles as one of the 100 best places in the world to know in 2021. Undoubtedly, this is presented as an ideal space to live moments with friends and / or family. In this post we tell you everything you need to know: what to do in Villavicencio Park, how to get there and how much some of its main activities cost.
If you are looking for proposals and plans to do in Mendoza outdoors, Villavicencio Park is a spectacular entertainment park where you can spend fun and exciting moments with the family.
Located in the Villavicencio Natural Reserve, the surrounding landscape is highlighted by the presence of a protected natural area in the Las Heras department, Mendoza province, Argentina. It is located 50 km from the city of Mendoza, between the depressions of the Uspallata valley and the eastern plains of the foothills of the Andes.
What can be done in Villavicencio Park?
Full of adrenaline, the possibility of playing among the treetops is an unmissable outdoor experience. It is an ideal entertainment for all types of audiences, from families and groups of friends, to co-workers in collaborative experiences and team building.
The arborism circuit in Villavicencio Park includes 15 activities between different tree species, where the adventurers equipped with a harness will challenge each section, always connected to a cable or “lifeline” of the which cannot be released. To take into account, throughout the circuit the local monitors guarantee the safety of the activities. The companions will observe the trails below the circuit recording exciting, unforgettable moments.
A highly valuable data to take into account when carrying out this activity is that the trees in the garden have been duly protected in the assembly of the games, following the European regulations for the Construction of Aerial Parks and guaranteeing nature and conservation of them in Villavicencio Park.
Value of the Arborismo activity
- First Level I
- General ARS 1000
- Mendocinos ARS 800
- Complete game (level I and II)
- General ARS 1900
- Mendocinos ARS 1300
2. Canopy • Zip lines
The zip line circuit is one of the funniest canopy tours in Mendoza, becoming a challenge for visitors of all ages.
The zip lines guard the huge and colorful trees of the Villavicencio Gardens from the air, and with low flights in different directions here you can experience an unforgettable adrenaline.
Zip-line activity value
- Circuit of 3 zip-lines (total 700 meters)
- General ARS 1900
- Mendocinos ARS 1300
3. Zipline Extreme
We can only tell you one thing so that you take into account the dimension and adrenaline of this activity: with 1,300 meters of pure adrenaline, it is the longest descent in Argentina.
As if that were not enough, this attraction is considered one of the best zip line tours in South America. The descent in “Superman mode” is a unique experience, flying at almost 1 kilometer and a half simulating our condors in the Andes Mountains. The Zipline Extreme consists of two parallel cables that connect the Mirador del Hotel with Vaquerías (ranger station).
Value of the Zipline Extreme activity (1,500 meters of descent from the Hotel to Vaquerías)
- Available at the end of August.
- General ARS 2500
- Mendocinos ARS 2000
4. Mini Park
A space designed for the little ones: A play area specially prepared for “mini adventurers” to also enjoy.
Touring the Villavicencio Natural Reserve has never been as attractive as doing it in the Andes Truck trucks. Here you can discover every corner of the Villavicencio Natural Reserve in 4×4 trucks (overlanding), where visitors can access incredible places, valleys, streams and protected areas. Overlanding runs through the mythical snails on the old road to Chile, reaching extraordinary panoramic views.
6. Mountain Bike
Mountain biking is one of the activities that you cannot miss during your stay in Mendoza. The tours are designed to suit cyclists with different levels of preparation. The geography invites a spectacular descent from Cruz de Paramillos (3100 masl) to the Hotel Villavicencio, culminating with a lunch on its terrace.
For visitors interested in trying this adventure, they should know that mountain bike activities do not have fixed departures, they are carried out privately, at times to be agreed according to group size and time of year, so we recommend consulting previously.
More about Villavicencio Park
As for gastronomy, the offer in Villavicencio Park is varied and very attractive to enjoy the imposing views of the surroundings: a new fast food service in the lounge and terraces from the Hotel Villavicencio, offering different options for adults and children. Among the present possibilities, the menu stands out with hamburgers, nuggets, french fries, vegetarian and celiac menu. Considering, of course, all express options so as not to waste time and take advantage of the different attractions and circuits of the Park.
Recommendations to take into account when visiting Villavicencio Park
Every adventurer must prepare before living the experience in Villavicencio Park by following these recommendations, which must be respected in order to enjoy the activities safely:
- To enjoy the different games (except “Mini Park”) a & nbsp; minimum height of 1.15 meters is required, & nbsp; a maximum height of 1.95 meters and / or a maximum of 100 kilos.
- It is recommended to reserve before visiting the park. & nbsp; Access to Villavicencio Park is subject to its operational capacity and security, as well as the availability of security equipment, the quantity of which is limited. Consult via the web, networks or through the official operators, the operating days and hours in high season (January, February, July and long weekends) and the rest of the year.
- You must be equipped with comfortable clothing and appropriate footwear, & nbsp; suitable for physical activity during the games. & nbsp; It is not allowed to wear dresses, skirts, shawls, sandals, formal shoes, heels, crocs and / or sandals. & nbsp; When using safety helmets it is not possible to wear caps or hats. People with long hair must have it tied up at the beginning of the activity.
- For safety & nbsp; of those who transit under the aerial activities, the use of audiovisual devices, mobile phones or no type of additional accessory.
- It is forbidden to participate & nbsp; people with heart problems or diagnosed diseases, back problems, neck problems, vertigo, pregnant women and / or people under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- It is not allowed to smoke & nbsp; or make fire inside the Villavicencio Natural Reserve and all its attractions, enjoy contact with nature.
How to get to Villavicencio Park?
As its name indicates in part, Villavicencio Park is located within the Villavicencio Natural Reserve, just 50 kilometers from the city of Mendoza, heading north along Provincial Route 52.
You can also get to Villavicencio Park from the west, leaving the town of Uspallata, by the same route and a similar distance. As specified by the organizers of the place, there is currently no company that regularly connects Villavicencio, but you must opt for a private transport or through the many companies that offer excursions to the place.
Visiting hours of Villavicencio Park
During the winter holidays, the visiting hours in Villavicencio Park are from Monday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. On the other hand, from August 11 until the end of the year, visiting hours are from Wednesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
To access Villavicencio Park you must pay the entrance to the Villavicencio Natural Reserve which allows you to enjoy numerous self-guided circuits (Vaquerías, Hotel Chapel, Gardens, etc). The recommendation of the place is to arrive early to be able to know the natural wonders that the Reserve offers. To access the tickets online you can click here.