Los Andes is a town of 67,000 people (2013) about 80 km north of Santiago in Central Chile in the fertile Aconcagua valley. Beautiful nevados dot the horizon and the vineyards in the area make for scenic daytrips.
Av. Chacabuco sees a lot of heavy traffic, as trucks heading for from Santiago to Argentina pass through here, but the noise is escaped in the parks and surroundings of this tranquil place.
It lies on the route between Santiago and Chile's primary border crossing with Argentina by way of the summit of the Uspallata Pass in the Andes mountain range.
By car from Santiago by the Aconcagua Highway RCH-5; or by the Los Libertadores R-57 highway. From Valparaíso by the RCH-60 International Route.
- Monastery of the Descalza Carmelites (Carmelitas descalzas de los Andes): Place where Santa Teresa de Los Andes , First Saint of Chile, lived. 12 km south of the Andes is the sanctuary that is visited by more than 500,000 people a year.
- Transandine Railway. Built in the heart of the Andes mountain range, the Transandine Railway between the cities of Los Andes and Mendoza (ARG) was inaugurated on April 5, 1910.
- Cerro Virgen del Valle: Hill that borders the east of the city. Its height is 1010 meters above sea level and at the top there is a statue of the "virgin of the valley" that is more than 100 years old.
- Plaza de Armas de Los Andes: Main promenade of the city. Located in the center of the city (the center of the city is shaped like a checkerboard plane) it is the main point of reference; also where the main public services are located (banks, pharmacies, etc.)
- Hot springs
- Horse riding
- Canopy trekking
- Mountaineering - Aconcagua Ascent
- Hotel Génova, Las Heras 523 (200 m from Ahumada bus station). Outdoor pool, breakfast included, Wi-Fi. Double 36,000 pesos.
- Termas de Jahuel Hotel & Spa, ☏ . Horse-riding, walking, cycling, tennis, mini-golf, restaurant, bar.