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- Simple and friendly site a kilometre from the small town of Purmamarca
- Base for the Cerro de los Siete Colores and the the Purmamarca river
- Hot showers, launderette and kitchen with fridge
Settle at this simple and friendly Argentinian site to meet fellow travellers from all over the world, in the shadow of Cerro de los Siete Colores mountain and close to the small historic town of Purmamarca.
The family-run team here prides itself on a warm and friendly atmosphere, where holidaymakers from countries galore can meet to talk or play music in a relaxed and peaceful setting. It's all pretty scenic too: the site's Jujuy Province locale is a starting point for hikes and horseback rides around the famed Cerro de los Siete Colores/ Hill of Seven Colours, as well as treks to the Paseo de los Colorados and the Purmamarca river. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Quebrada de Humahuaca is about an hour away.
Facilities on site are basic but well maintained, and include bathrooms with toilets and hot showers; a launderette; a washing-up area, and a kitchen with fridge. A lively market and several restaurants are in town a short walk away.
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Touring and motorhomes
Tourer storage facilities
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Lake and/or mountain
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Large (51-200 pitches)
Jumbo tent pitches
Although it's small, Purmamarca is a lovely little town to potter around, with a well-known and colourful market, adobe houses, a 17th-century church and its February Carnival. If you're around in summer (January), a full month of art, sporty and cultural events make up the Enero Tilcareño festival.
Around town, the Cerro de los Siete Colores two kilometres away bordering the Quebrada de Purmamarca is one of the most-visited sites in this part of Argentina. Made up of seven colours derived from different types of rocks, this colourful hill can be ambled around on an easy walk, or via a horse riding, cycling or hiking tour; if you're self-guiding, start off in the Purmamarca tourist office to pick up a map detailing the 10-minute or one-hour walk up the hill from the town.
Archeology aficionados can take a cycling or horse riding trip to see the paintings of Huachichocana caves (10 kilometres) or take a tour to the Pucará de Tilcara, a pre-Inca fortification overlooking much of the narrow mountain valley of the Quebrada de Humahuaca.
You could also take a day trip to the Salinas Grandes salt flats (50 kilometres), the vast and spectacular salt plains high up in northern Argentina: tours can be booked in town at Purmamarca.