The 12,000 inhabitants of Cafayate live at around 1,600 meters above sea level in a city built by the Spanish that has now become the center of a large wine producing region.
The foothills of the Andes provide not only fantastic drainage for wine production (particularly good for the Torrontes grape), but also the type of scenery that makes you stop and stare.
The town itself is perhaps not the most exciting, although at the weekends there is a fantastic fiesta atmosphere in the main square, however being here provides access to the Valles Calchaquíes which has to be one of the most spectacular sights in the world.
It is worth noting that many of the wineries require an appointment to be made before you can visit so please do let us know if there is a specific producer that you would like to see.
Suggested itinerary featuring Cafayate
This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Cafayate, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
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Accommodation choices for Cafayate
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Cafayate. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.
Patios de Cafayate hotel and spa enjoys spectacular views of the Calchaquí Valley vineyards. Guests can stroll through the hotel's extensive gardens and explore its traditional architecture and antique colonial patios; whilst inside, the hotel's antique furniture, artisan carpets, ceramic floors and penny royal baskets decorate each of its 32 guest rooms and suites.
A wonderful place to stay in Cafayate. It has a great outdoor swimming pool and solarium surrounded by vineyards, a beautiful central courtyard and lovely colonial style whitewashed exterior.