Complex El Nihuil in San Rafael, which includes Lake and the Valle Grande dam dominated not only by the beauty of its landscapes: is also a real paradise for the practice of water sports and fishing. That is why fishermen San Rafael Club, to work there for more than 50 years pioneering institution in the Organization of fishing tournaments, preservation of fauna fish and lodging in Mendoza adapted to the needs of the fishermen. Fishing San Rafael club boasts a campsite of modern infrastructure on the Valle Grande Lake. It has, among other services, bathrooms with hot water, covered garages and shelters with light and barbecues. It is important to highlight the great club activity in fish farming, tending to constantly replenish the waters of big Valley.
Intended to do this by the San Rafael club facilities are the most modern and progressive in the area, and currently involved in work of incubation and sowing of copies to other fishing clubs and individuals. They have the necessary infrastructure for the incubation and alevin trout, Silversides and perch. As Interestingly, they have never due sown first species which, happily, continues playing in El Nihuil naturally. The fish farm in the San Rafael club center boasts a production capacity of 300000 alevitos post in the case of trout, and of more than 1000000 in the silverside. Uses only first quality water, extracted by pumped wells and improved by oxygen tubing. Due to these reasons, fishing San Rafael club is the reference point for all lovers of good fishing. But the activity of the club is not limited to farming in all its forms, but is extended to include numerous water sports that can be practised in the area.
Not only aquatic: recently, the club has added a new event of interest for tourism in Mendoza with the creation of the Pentatuel, a sports event for teams of 5 members combined. The demanding circuit starts with a distance of 1500 m swim in the Lake of El Nihuil and continues with a mountain bike from 52 km. test through the Atuel Canyon. The action then moves to Valle Grande for a circuit of kayaking followed by a test of enduro (motocross) by the slopes of the Cuesta of calves. The grand finale to this tourist and sporting event comes with an exciting footrace of 13 km. which culminates in the polideportivo Hipolito Irigoyen.