The City of Catamarca serves as the provincial town, not only stand out due to its natural beauty but as well as for the cultural and archeological richness. It is situated in the Del Valle River Valley and at the bottom of Ambato Hill in the northwest of the country, in the Semiarid area, at 543 meters above sea level. The high Ancasti Mountains, rivers and lagoons make this region an ideal place for outdoor fans. It has an arid continental mild climate.
Use the services like car for rent in San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca after your arrival at the Coronel Felipe Varela International Airport and drive the few kilometers to the center. There are magnificent places to visit such as the Main Square, called ’25 de Mayo’ and the beautiful cathedral with its neoclassical style. A must see is the Church of the Virgin of the Valley, built in 1694 which is harboring The Lady of the Valley and attracts many pilgrims.
Rent a car in San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca and drive in the direction of the mountains, a few kilometers away from the city centre, and visit dream places like “Las Pirquitas" dam and have great fun with some water activities. A must visit is the Fog Town, or in Quechua Tongue “Niquixao”, known today as El Rodeo, which is famous for its landscapes and quite cool nights during the summer heat. There is very good fishing, especially for rainbow trout which is prepared and served in some restaurants to its finest! Or try horse riding as an alternative to hiking or mountain biking to make this trip an unforgettable event. How about a drive to Belén which offers a fantastic panorama of landscapes with colorful hills? It is one of the centers for cattle rearing, therefore a great location for a superb steak with fresh veggies! Another must visit is the salt lake El Hombre Muerto which lies 4,000 meters above the sea level. Take the absolute terrific scenery with the beautiful lagoon Caro and the majestic volcano Antofalla at the background in your heart and be sure that your camera card has enough free memory!
Hire a car in San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca for a super wine degustation in one of the many nearby vineyards. This area is famous for its wine cultivation and a wine excursion should not be missed. But as you know, testing wine can be done without drinking it, except if you have another person to drive the car safety back to your accommodation. These excellent wines are offered for sell at very reasonable prices compared to the town shops, and for sure a great gift for the loved ones who stay at home.
San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca invites you with open arms to join in and start loving this place as numerous visitors have done in the past.
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