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Complejo Turístico Cerro de Oro

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  • Luxury site in Argentina's Comechingones mountains, 10 mins from town
  • Mountain walks, waterfalls and fishing within a 15-minute drive
  • Restaurant, bar and shop; three pools, excursions and free pick-up

Commune with the condors, a kilometre above sea level on this luxury site in San Luis province, Argentina. This is a very special spot about 10 minutes’ drive from the small city of Villa de Merlo at the foot of the Sierra de Los Comechingones mountain range.

Complejo Turistico y Camping Cerro de Oro is a modern, well-equipped and comfortable site, but it’s hard to tell where it ends and where the wilderness begins: the mountains are the backdrop to this wooded and flower-filled site and all the water it uses, from the taps to the gardens to the pool, comes from a natural spring high above.

Facilities include a food shop and a handily placed bar and restaurant if you’d prefer not to self cater. A trio of pools keep everyone splashing happily and for younger visitors there’s a playground with inflatables and a games room. The reception team are happy to help with queries about the area and can arrange trips and activities; they’re so friendly here they’ll even pick you up for free from public transport stops.

The water in the showers is plentiful and hot, and there are family bathrooms and disabled facilities.

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Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool


Recreation room/arcade

TV room




Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Parent & baby washroom


Pick-up from public transport


Pub toilets


Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access


Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Scouts welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome


Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Jumbo tent sites




Hikers’ paradise

Lake and/or mountain

Leave the car at home



Spectacular scenery

Wildlife haven


Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Public transportation nearby


Large (51-200 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Gray water hook-up for RVs/trailers

Motorhome service point

Tourer storage facilities

Water hook-up points for tourers


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  • Camino del Cerro, Esquina Granadilla, Merlo, San Luis, Argentina, 5881
  • Timezone America/Argentina/San_Luis -0300 (GMT-03:00)   GPS 32.3727°S 64.9900°W


Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

With all that wilderness around you, it’s not hard to see what the main attraction of San Luis province is. Take a 15-minute drive to the trails and views and wildlife-spotting opps of Salto del Tabaquillo; it’s a similar distance to the nature reserve of Mogote Bayo, prime territory for horse-riding and condor watching.

Rock-climbers and canyoners will relish the uphill challenge of Pasos Malos, also 15 minutes, rewarded by a roaring mountain waterfall at the top. If you want to get truly high up, Carpintería, a 10-minute drive away is the starting point for paragliding and hang gliding excursions into the mountains.

For fishing, it’s a quarter-hour trip to the waters of the Río de los Molles; for bigger thrills and fish, those in the know make for the dam at Potrero de los Funes (two hours and 15 minutes) in search of trout and pejerrey.

The town of Villa de Merlo is well-stocked with eateries, bars and shops, but it’s more than a filling station: famed for its dry and temperate microclimate, Merlo's centre contains many early colonial buildings and has history as a hang-out for poets and painters.

To learn more about the pre-colonial period, it’s a 10-minute trip to Yucat Parque Tematico and its reconstruction of an indigenous village; a 20-minute drive to El Algarrobo Abuelo takes you back even further: it's a small park with an 1,800 year-old carob tree.


Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  8:30 a.m. –  9:30 p.m.
Depart by:  1 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  8:30 a.m. –  9:30 p.m.
Depart by:  10:30 a.m.

Complejo Turístico Cerro de Oro cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to and is non-refundable.


Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Payment methods accepted on the park

Bank transfer

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does Complejo Turístico Cerro de Oro have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
  • Is Complejo Turístico Cerro de Oro dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Complejo Turístico Cerro de Oro? With all that wilderness around you, it’s not hard to see what the main attraction of San Luis province is. Take a 15-minute drive to the trails and views and wildlife-spotting opps … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Complejo Turístico Cerro de Oro?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  8:30 a.m. –  9:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  1 p.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  8:30 a.m. –  9:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  10:30 a.m.
    Read more


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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the terms and conditions.

Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.

The outdoor swimming pool is open between 01/10 et 30/03 (subject to weather conditions).

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.