Capilla del Monte is located at the foot of the Uritorco Hill, in the Argentinean province of Cordoba. The distance to Buenos Aires is a little more than seven hundred kilometers. Capilla del Monte is separated from Cordoba City, the capital of the province, by about a hundred kilometers. The Uritorco Hill is the highest peak of the Sierras Chicas mountain range. The population of Capilla del Monte is seventeen thousand inhabitants.
The climate of the region is temperate in summer and dry and cold in winter. However, activities in this city can be planned throughout the year. The climatic features and the presence of the hills determine the variations in the vegetation of the region. The forests predominate. Nevertheless, moving to the hills, it is likely to find areas of bushes and mountain pastures. The variation in the local flora is also accompanied by a great diversity of regional fauna.
The marvelous landscape of Capilla del Monte is limited by two main rivers, Calabalumba River and Dolores River. The shores of these rivers give rise to different resorts, which are particularly chosen by those seeking a quiet, relaxing time in Capilla del Monte. In addition to the rivers, there is a dam called "El Cajón," where sport-fishing and aquatic sports can be practiced. Other outdoor activities in the area involve trekking, horse riding, and parapenting.
The most important attraction of Capilla del Monte is the Uritorco Hill, which is visited by many tourist every year. From the peak of the hill it is possible to have a fantastic view of the city and its surroundings. Furthermore, the mysticism of the Uritorco Hill and its relation with UFO activity attracts visitors from all over the world and at any time of the year. It is a well known place especially by those looking for "energetic concentration" in this kind of environment.
Hostels in Capilla del Monte can be found at different locations within the community. Capilla del Monte hostels with shared bedrooms and private bathrooms are available; it is also possible to find Capilla del Monte hostels with some private rooms. Services include internet connection, TV, air conditioning and heat, and even medical emergency service. Hostels in Capilla del Monte can also be found in close proximity to Uritorco Hill. They frequently include all the basic services and they also offer touristic information, guided walks, and excursions.
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