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About Cafayate

Deep within the province of Salta in Northern Argentina, Cafayate sits at 1500m above sea level. Despite its small size, the town has some impressive accolades. It is renowned for the high quality wine produced in the area, it's home to the largest golf course in south America, and it's the perfect spot from which to explore the stunning Calchaquíes valleys. If you have time, take a drive around the stunning Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas, or put on your hiking boots and tackle it on foot.

The town’s history can be easily imagined whilst wandering amongst its traditional architecture, and the friendly locals will make your visit all the more enjoyable. We’ve selected the best places to stay in Cafayate, whether you plan to stay in the centre of town or prefer a more rural experience.

The Best Places to Stay in Cafayate

For Traditional Comfort

  • Vinas de Cafayate Wine Resort sits just outside the town and is surrounded by vineyards. Its simple and sympathetic decor gives the hotel a particularly homely feel, and the pool offers a great escape from the summer heat. Great local food is served alongside, of course, fantastic local wine.

For Secluded Paradise

  • If its tranquility you’re after, try Altalaluna. Impressive traditional architecture and imposing colonnades face off with its mountainous surroundings. Located a short drive from Cafayate, the hotel offers a great pool, fantastic food and unrivalled views.

For Rural Elegance

  • Patios de Cafayate is an old colonial house, expertly transformed into a luxurious hideaway. Just outside Cafayate, the hotel sits amid a stunning vineyard and is a great spot from which to go horse riding, trekking or golfing.

Travel information

  • The nearest airport is in Salta (about 185km north of Cafayate). There are regular buses between the two which take around three to four hours each way.

  • Best time to visit. Cafayate is a year round destination - it is one of the driest regions on earth! The busiest season is between September and January, so if you want to avoid the crowds plan to visit between February and August.

  • If you wish to hire a car to get around, we recommend the choice with our online partner,Rentalcars.

Still undecided?

  1. Browse our list of the best places to stay in Cafayate,

  2. expand your search to include Salta,

  3. or contact a friendly guru for advice.


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Best Hotels in Cafayate

  • Villa Vicuña Wine & Boutique Hotel Cafayate 12 rooms from £105

    Local exploring  -  With a great location in the centre of Cafayate, this hotel is the perfect starting point for local exploring
    City Style  -  Housed in a heritage property with classic, colonial-style interiors, this hotel has lots of local style
    Romantic Break  -  Couples love this hotel's romantic suites and the cosy bar; sample local wines after eating out
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Air conditioningParkingNo pets

    This boutique hotel is located in the heart of Cafayate, a town in the Salta region of Argentina. The colonial-style guestrooms face a charming interior patio and feature heritage furniture and rich local textiles; book a family room to accommodate children. Relax on the patio; a chic boutique stay. See More

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  • Vinas de Cafayate Wine Resort Cafayate (Fca. Calchaquí S/N, Cafayate,) 22 rooms from £114

    Country Escape  -  Sample wines, take long relaxing walks or simply unwind in utter tranquility.
    Sights nearby  -  Make a trip to the Los Quilmes Ruins.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Air conditioningRestaurantSwimming PoolGardenViewsParkingNo pets

    A colonial style lodge with an enviable location surrounded by vineyards set against rugged mountains. Traditionally dressed rooms feature terracotta tiled floors, white washed walls and French doors leading onto a spacious terrace. Feast on regional dishes paired with local wines. Very relaxing. See More

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  • Grace Cafayate Cafayate 12 rooms from £160

    Remote  -  Off the beaten track.
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Air conditioningRestaurantSwimming PoolViewsParkingNo pets
    Recommended by  -  CN Traveller

    Grace Cafayate boasts a secluded location tucked away in La Estancia de Cafayate sporting estate. This quiet spot offers contemporary accommodation with fantastic views of the surrounding area and the Andes mountains. Enjoy divine Argentinian cuisine with delicious local wine! A first-rate retreat. See More

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  • Patios de Cafayate Cafayate 30 rooms from £126

    Country Escape  -  A charming country house set amidst vineyards. Take long walks, sample regional wines and dine on superb cuisine.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Air conditioningRestaurantSwimming PoolGardenDisabled accessViewsParkingNo pets
    Recommended by  -  Great Small Hotels , Kiwi Collection

    An elegant colonial country house situated within picturesque vineyards. Well proportioned rooms boast sash windows, warm hues and antique furniture. Sample exemplary regional cuisine and sip on local high-altitude wines. Spend days riding horses or playing golf. Rural perfection. See More

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