Río Cuarto is a city of approximately one hundred seventy thousand inhabitants in the Argentinean province of Córdoba. It is located just over two hundred kilometers from the city of Córdoba, the capital of the province. Its name derives from the river (the Fourth River, or Río Cuarto in Spanish). In addition to the life that takes place at the shores of the magnificent river, the city of Río Cuarto is also surrounded by the view of the stunning hills. The climate is temperate, with warm summers and cold winters.
The city has an important economic activity, mainly in the agrarian and industrial field. Río Cuarto has one of the most important universities in the country. Thus, it is possible to see a large number of students populating the streets of the city during school days. For this same reason, the community has diverse attractions which are enjoyed by young people studying in Río Cuarto. Furthermore, in the cultural frame, Río Cuarto has important art and history museums and theaters.
The characteristics of the climate and the beautiful landscape of Río Cuarto invite tourists to enjoy different kinds of activities depending on the time of the year. Trekking, horse riding, and excursions to several points within the city and towns in the vicinity are some of the activities offered to tourists in Río Cuarto. Sarmiento Park is a wide, green extension, with important vegetation and a lake, where natives and visitors like to spend their leisure time with family and friends. The Ecologic Urban Park is another option for lovers of outdoor activities. During the visit to this park, the tourist will be in contact with animal species which are kept within the premises in order to protect them for extinction.
There is a great variety of accommodations available in Río Cuarto. Despite Río Cuarto's large size, hostels in Río Cuarto are not as numerous as expected; however, spending a vacation in a hostel in Río Cuarto is a good opportunity to enjoy the visit at low cost. In general, they are located in the center of the city, close to the main transportation systems. They are open twenty-four hours. Shared and private bedrooms are available. Bathrooms are usually shared and there is unrestricted access to the kitchen and the common area, which usually is provided with TV and library. Linen and breakfast are frequently included in the fee and internet connection is free. Some Río Cuarto hostels have barbecue area, lockers, and luggage deposit room.
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