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Cafayate is a town of about 12,000 inhabitants in the northwestern Argentinian province of Salta (Province). The town is located at an elevation of almost 1,700 metres above sea level and is one of the most important wine regions in the country. From Salta the route runs through the spectacular Quebrada de Cafayate. The town is also the southern end of the Valles Calchaquíes route, with stunning landscapes on the way.
The nearest airport is the one at Salta.
El Indio has three to four buses daily to Salta (3½ hours). There are also three to four daily services to San Carlos (40 minutes), and one to Angastaco (two hours), leaving at 11am Monday through Friday and 6.30pm on Saturday and Sunday. Aconquija has 2-4 buses daily for Tucuman (6½ hours) via Tafi del Valle (four hours). There are two buses going to Santa Maria (two hours).
|Cafayate Backpackers Hostel||Cordoba 155||Hostel||90|
|Hostel Ruta 40||Guemes sur N°178||Hostel||86|
|Rusty-k Hostal||Rivadavia 281||Guesthouse||91|
|El Portal de las Viñas||Nstra Sra. Rosario 165||Hostel||92|
|Nusta Hospedaje||Catamarca 15||Guesthouse||-|
|El Balcon International Hostel||Pasaje 20 de Febrero, 110||HOSTEL||85|
|El Almacen Hostel Bar||Camila Quitana de Nino 59||HOSTEL||-|
|Road Runner||Gauemes Norte 441||HOSTEL||-|
|La Casona del Ser||Torrontes s/n Tannat 1||GUESTHOUSE||93|
|Casa Arbol||Calchaqui 84||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Hotel Paris-Texas||Banda de Arriba||HOTEL||-|
|La Arcadia Hospedaje||Lamadrid 36||GUESTHOUSE||-|
See also: International Telephone Calls
Correos de Argentina is the national postal service of Argentina. There are also two private carriers operating nationwide (OCA and Andreani) and a number of regional ones though Correos de Argentina will be the one most likely to be used by travellers. Post offices are mostly open between 8:00am and 8:00pm Monday to Friday and 9:00am to 1:00pm on Saturday, though there are regional variantions with longer hours in central post offices in big cities and shorter ones in small towns. Services are pretty reliable but slow, mostly taking about two weeks to deliver a postcard or letter to the USA or Europe, but usually within a few days sending it domestically. There is also a more expensive express options. You can track a package online at the Correos de Argentino website. Parcels take at least 3-5 days domestically and weeks internationally. Otherwise try international ones like FedEx or UPS to send parcels both more reliable as well as faster.
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