The traveler who has traveled the mountainous region of Argentina (or at least a part of it) knows that there is the highest mountain in the Americas, the imposing Cerro Aconcagua. At the same time, he knows that there are many mountains, obviously of lower height, but that hide unique natural sites full of wildlife. One of these is the not so visited Laguna Brava Reserve.
Located in the province of La Rioja and at a height of just over 4,000m above sea level, Laguna Brava goes beyond a simple place that refers to a huge lagoon surrounded by salt. It is an area whose surroundings are full of life and color, where animal species such as the fox, vicuña and flamenco walk like Pedro by his house. There are also many ñandúes, condors, and the occasional small and colorful bird of the region.
Next, I give you a little more details about this trip that I made in November 2013, which will be useful if you plan to meet at some point La Rioja province, Argentina:
Colorful birds abound along the way
Where is Laguna Brava?
It is located northwest of the province of La Rioja, in the Andean mountain range. It borders to the south with the province of San Juan and to the west with the neighboring country of Chile. The town of Villa Unión is where most travelers stay to visit, in addition to Laguna Brava, other main attractions of the region such as the Talampaya Park, Corona del Inca Crater or Ischigualasto (also called Valle de la Luna).