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Patios de Cafayate is a stunning colonial hotel in Cafayate, in the heart of the Calchaquíes Valleys, surrounded by beautiful vineyards with pink mountains all around.

When I first drove down the entrance alley and then entered the huge wooden door to discover the beautiful emerald green garden and the shiny white walls of the building, I couldn’t help but keep smiling, but this is only the beginning… to reach the impressive front desk you cross several flowery courtyards with pretty fountains and precious details. I was speechless.

I got a huge double bedroom overlooking the elegant swimming pool and the gardens, and actually, even this made me smile a lot, one of these long-lasting silly smiles you can’t really control…

The hotel restaurant is very well run too and their wine list excellent and not too expensive. I had dinner there every night cause this kind of place tends to make me very lazy and slow. I stayed there three days and enjoyed every second of it and every detail: from the very welcoming and helpful staff to the cozy atmosphere, the elegant furniture, and the yummy local food.

Patios de Cafayate is also an excellent basis to visit the stunning Quebrada de la Concha and, of course, the perfect starting point of the Calchaquíes Wine Route. If you ever book here, which I really wish you an unforgettable experience, stay at least a few days!

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The El Esteco winery

At the bottom of the long driveway entrance, surrounded by low vineyards, next door to the Patios de Cafayate, there’s the family impressive winery, the Bodega El Esteco, one of the highlights of Cafayate and a must-stop on the Wine Route of the Valleys Calchaquíes, as per its beauty and the quality of its historical wines.

Guided tours of both the vineyards and the cellars, with a final wine tasting, are planned every day from 10 to 12 a.m. and during weekdays, even in the afternoon from 2.30 to 6.30 p.m., and it’s really worth it!

After this visit I recommend one to the interesting and well run Museum of Vine and Wine in Cafayate. I really liked it!

Personal Note

Thanks to my previous job and often for pleasure, I spent almost more time in hotels than at home in the last seventeen years. Here are those I consider special places not to be missed. Those I truly hope to come back to again and again…

These posts have nothing to do with sponsorships.

These are just places where I stayed and that I loved and felt like have to be recommended to everybody.

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Silvia's Trips

Hi there! My name is Silvia and after 15 years between the Paris Opera and the Palau de les Arts in Valencia I now run a boutique hotel in Cinque Terre, deal with tourism management and blogging, sail, horse-ride, play guitar and write about my solo trips around the world. For more info about me and my travel blog check my full bio.