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Potrerillos is a district of the Luján de Cuyo Department of the province of Mendoza, Argentina. It includes a number of small settlements along Provincial Routes 82 and 89, National Route 7, and the rivers Blanco and Mendoza. The center of Potrerillos is 63 km south from Mendoza City. Potrerillos used to be a group of farms and agricultural facilities, that gained importance after the railroad system reached it. It then became a residential area, as well as a rest area for temporary residents, and a tourist resort. A large dam on the Mendoza River (Presa Embalse de Potrerillos) forms an artificial lake that measures 12 km in length and 3 km in maximum width. Uphill near its shore, the settlement of Villa Potrerillos, over 1,380 meters above mean sea level, serves as a base for activities such as hiking (in the hills surrounding the area), rafting in the river, and paragliding. In Potrerillos you can find Vallecitos, an old ski center, located on Cordón del Plata. In winter snow related activities are practiced and during the rest of the year trekking and hiking are very popular.


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Facts and Stats for Potrerillos*

  • Pollution Statistics in Potrerillos

    Know the pollution level of Potrerillos before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 55 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 65 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 60 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 55 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 20 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 40 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 35 (Low)
  • Potrerillos: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Potrerillos for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Potrerillos.

    • Burglary and Theft 63.46 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 69.23 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 75 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 84.62 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 50 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 63.46 (High)
    • Attacks 57.69 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 67.31 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 57.69 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 15.38 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 53.85 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 80.77 (Very High)
  • Living in Potrerillos - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Potrerillos is 127.11 (High)

    • Safety Index 34.25 (Low)
    • Climate Index 87.76 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 58.28 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 45.5 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 38.65 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 80.56 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.67 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 56.6 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Potrerillos

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Potrerillos

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.31 USD
    • International Movie per seat 6.6 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 48.17 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 110.72 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 77.7 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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