Cavas Wine Lodge in Mendoza’s winelands is Argentina’s finest wine hotel, and a real favourite of ours. Although Cavas doesn’t come cheap, the stylish contemporary pool suites, extraordinary views and above-and-beyond service make Cavas worth the splurge.
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Patios de Cafayate Hotel & Wine Spa
Best for: Food Drink, Self Drive, Culture History
Once a colonial mansion, Patios de Cafayate is now a luxury hotel, surrounded by trestled vineyards and majestic mountains in the wine producing region near Salta.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8942
Enter the enchanting glass lobby doors of Patios de Cafayate Hotel and experience true elegance. Rich in culture, wine, and tradition, Patios de Cafayate embraces its spectacular views of the Calchaquí Valley vineyards.
Take a stroll through Patios de Cafayate’s extensive gardens and admire traditional architecture and antique colonial patios. The region is home to an ample range of wineries, which offer guided excursions to taste the excellent and varied wines, among which the famous Torrontes wine stands out.
Ancient traditions of the Calchaquí Valley promote relaxation and good health and continue today as the philosophy of Winespa. Extend your journey at Patios de Cafayate’s restaurant, where the chef prepares recipes using indigenous ingredients passed down from generations.
Antique furniture, artisan carpets, ceramic floors and penny royal baskets decorate each of the thirty guest rooms and suites. Patios de Cafayate’s uniquely designed suites accent traditional culture and offer guests the luxury of a double Jacuzzi in the bathroom. Beautiful views of the vineyard and hills or spectacular garden scenes create long-lasting memories of your stay at Patios de Cafayate.
When to go
The weather is good almost all year round in Salta and the north west in general. It’s warm and dry in winter (June to September) though it gets cold at night. Summer (December to February) is hot and there’s no air conditioning in most rooms. Avoid the rainy season of February to March, when many of the roads to places you'll want to explore may be impassable due to flooding.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8942
Things to do
Cafayate: Quilmes Ruins
The ruins of Quilmes belonged to the Calchaqui natives, who settled on the mountain range called Calchaqui, from where they got their name. On this tour you will enjoy a trip to explore the ruins and learn about their history.
Colourful Towns and Gorges: Coctaca to Hornocal
Visit vibrant and colourful towns, discover ancient rock paintings and enjoy stunning views on your journey from Tilcara to Cerro Hornocal.
Around the Heights Tour
Experience the very best of Argentina's North West on this magnificent tour. Visit salt flats, traditional towns, the Tastil ruins and some of the most remote areas of Argentina.
Salta, Purmamarca, San Antonio, Cachi & Cafayate
The journey from Salta down to Cafayate takes you through quaint towns and some of the most glorious scenery that Argentina has to offer.
Purmamarca: Llama Trekking Salinas Grandes
Learn about the Pozo Colorado heritage and enjoy fantastic landscapes, accompanied by the Jujuy Province's famous inhabitant - the Llama.
Horseback Ride Through the Vineyards
This tour will take you on horseback through the serene vineyards of Mendoza, before you enjoy a tasty lunch and wine tasting as well as learning about the wine production process.
Bird Watching in El Rey National Park
Embark on an exciting 4WD excursion into the heart of El Rey National Park where its remoteness lends a hand to a lush habitat for wild roaming mammals as well as many Latin American birds. Rise early for an unforgettable day of bird spotting.
Trekking The Devil’s Throat
Immerse yourself into the local way of life and experience the beauty of natural surroundings that lead you to Devil's Throat.
Bird Watching Workshop in the Huaico Reserve
Search for iconic forest birds in the spectacular Huaico and Lagunita Reserves. A professional guide will explore the area with you, helping you to spot some of Latin America's most elusive and colourful bird life.
4x4 Safari to the Clouds
Take part in a 4x4 adventure into Argentina’s Andean North West, which combines 3 different classic circuits and many highlights of this region.
Cafayate: Quebrada de las Conchas Bike Tour
Enjoy an exhilarating bike adventure through the Quebrada de las Conchas to La Yesera and take advantage of the perfect opportunities to take in the memorising natural scenery that surrounds you.
Holiday ideas including a stay in this property
Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, Salta, Cafayate, El Peñon, Tolar Grande, Atacama and Santiago
This itinerary is perfect for those who love dramatic landscapes, long for adventure and want to escape the crowds. In two weeks combine Argentina and Chile and indulge in something that little bit different.