Complex El Nihuil in San Rafael, which includes Lake and the Valle Grande dam stands out not only for the beauty of its landscapes: is also a real paradise for the practice of water sports and fishing. Is for this reason that more than 50 years ago the Club of fishermen San Rafael, works there 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. This campsite boasts, among other services, bathrooms with hot water, covered garages and shelters with light and barbecues. It is noted the great club activity in fish farming, which tends to constantly replenish the waters of big Valley. Intended for this purpose by the San Rafael club facilities are the most modern and progressive in the area, and currently doing jobs 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. An interesting fact is that, copies of the first kind, that luckily have never due sow, continues to play 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. For 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: lately, 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.