A uniquely-designed resort in the beautiful Purmamarca regeion of northern Argentina
Nestled in the narrow mountain valley and ancient trade route of Quebrada de Humahuaca in northern Argentina is the town of Purmamarca, home to the Hotel La Comarca. Sitting in the shadow of other-worldly serrated mountainside, you'll really get a sense of place staying here. Cacti are scattered throughout the grounds as are the low-rise buildings. The architecture here has been inspired by the region's landscapes and culture and local materials were used to build the rustic-yet cosy rooms. Nearby you'll find the real highlight of the region – the beautiful Cerro de los Siete Colores (Hill of the Seven Colours) whose colourful appearance shows the region's geological history.
The hotel itself features a small heated swimming pool as well as a popular restaurant that is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. On warmer days you can enjoy food and drinks out on the terrace. There's also a small spa where you can treat yourself to a therapy or two after a day exploring the desert.
The rooms here are simple in design with vibrant colours and locally-crafted furnishings. They feature a picture windows from which you can enjoy views of the valley. There are a few Suites to choose from as well as more spacious Casas. They feature either one or three bedrooms, a kitchen, dining and living room, and a terrace and are perfect for those travelling as a family or group. We also love the one-bedroomed cabins which have a fire place, kitchenette and private terrace.
On the edge of the town of Purmamarca, just off the main road; approximately 2½ hours north of Salta
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Just 19 rooms, suites, cabanas and houses
• Trek to the top of Cerro de los Siete Colores – or the Hill of Seven Colours • Wander around the charming village of Purmamarca and visit the local handicraft market.
*Denotes local charge