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Caviahue is a small locality with a population of 500, located on the north section of the Province of Neuquén, on the shores of Lake Caviahue or Agrio. It is surrounded by hills, pehuenes, waterfalls and the imposing view of the Copahue volcano.

Caviahue is a modern tourist center and it is included within the Copahue-Caviahue hot spring complex. You can practice winter sports such as alpine ski, cross country ski, rackets and sledges during Winter. The side of the Copahue volcano has good ski tracks for beginners, intermediate and advanced skiers.

You can access the mouth of the volcano through caterpillar vehicles.

During summer you can perform various activities, horseback riding, mountain bike, trekking through paths filled with waterfalls, streams and stunningly beautiful volcanic formations. There is a very important Convention Center in town that is completely built on wood in its interior. This Convention Center has hosted many important venues.

Caviahue is only 17km from Copahue, the other tourist center of the Copahue Provincial Park where you can enjoy the famous thermal waters.

How to get there

From the city of Neuquén you have to depart by National Route No. 237 and then you have to take the National Route No. 22 until reaching Las Lajas.
Around 6km after passing this locality you will reach the crossroad with the Provincial route No. 21, that you will take until reaching Loncopué. There, it joins the Provincial Route No. 26 until Caviahue. The total distance is of 344Km and you have to ask in Loncopué whether the road is open or not due to snow.

Distances in Kilometers from Caviahue:

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See also: Copahue: Heated Streets - Mud Therapy at Copahue Hot Springs