Tafi del Valle is located in the west of Tucumán Province in Argentina. This valley is surrounded by the stunning view of the Aconquija Hills and the Calchaquíes Mountains. The distance to the capital of the Province, San Miguel de Tucumán, is just over a hundred kilometers. It is a small community with just over three thousand inhabitants.
The climate is warm and humid in summer and winters are snowy. However, humidity decreases towards the west, and it is possible to distinguish a sharp line where the semi-desert area begins. Tafi del Valle is part of the touristic circuit of the Argentinean northwest region. Close to Tafi del Valle, the spectacular jungle of Tucumán is present with its dense vegetation and diverse animal species. Outdoor activities, like fishing and aquatic sports also find their place in Tafi del Valle, particularly at the Angostura Lake, which is visited every year by lovers of these kinds of entertainments.
Some of the main attractions of the town include the ancient stone constructions, called “menhires,” built by the aborigines of the area. Furthermore, the Elf House Museum is especially interesting for those who want to learn about the history, culture, traditions, and mystic life of the natives of Tafi del Valle.
Lovers of gastronomy will be able to taste the most delicious cheeses found in the Argentinean northwest. Tafi del Valle, is also famous for its Cheese Festival, which is held every year in February. Guided visits to the farms where the local cheese is produced are also available.
There are several hostels in Tafi del Valle, most of which are located in the commercial downtown area of the community, close to the bus station and the regular transportation systems. They offer touristic information and maps to the main points of the city. They have private and shared rooms and bathrooms, well-equipped kitchen, TV area, laundry, and luggage-deposit rooms. Some hostels in Tafi del Valle have breakfast included in the fee. External areas of these hostels are usually prepared in such a way that tourists can be in touch with nature. In Tafi del Valle hostels, tourists can also enjoy outdoor activities or cook their own barbecues while spending a pleasant time with friends under the magnificent view of the hills of Tafi del Valle.
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