This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Tanti.
Home to only four thousand five hundred inhabitants, the town of Tanti, Argentina, is very quaint and quiet, and a great place to visit when traveling through Argentina if you're looking for some time to relax and be with nature. However, if you're more into action and adventure, don't let the promise of a quiet town spook you. A short bus ride beyond Tanti lies the Los Gigantes mountain range, which brings many backpackers out to this little town in search of massive peaks and the chance to reach some of the best rock climbing and trekking that Argentina has to offer.
The town itself, like its population number, is very small. There is a bus station with room for no more than four buses; a few small restaurants; and a grocery store or two offering very affordable fresh fruits, vegetables, spices, and breads. Tanti is a great place to cook your own meals in the Tanti, Argentina hostel of your choosing.
There are few attractions within the actual town of Tanti, as it is mainly used as a hub for backpackers to reach the Los Gigantes mountain range. However, the town is surrounded by impressive mountain ranges that are worth a look. You can spend a long day walking into Reserva Natural Cascada Los Chorrillos, a large (but pricey) private sanctuary with excellent hiking trails leading to an impressive waterfall. Expect to hike at least twenty-five kilometers round trip if walking from town, and fifteen kilometers if you're driving to the base of the park.
There are only a few Tanti, Argentina hostels and hosterías, so be sure to book in advance. Typically the Tanti, Argentina hostel owners are more than happy to help you arrange transportation to Los Gigantes. The buses head in that direction only once daily (except on Sundays when there are two services), so expect to spend the night in Los Gigantes before returning to Tanti tired and ready for a night of relaxation.
If you arrive in off-season -- basically anytime that isn't Argentina's summer -- don't be surprised if you are the only one in a hostel in Tanti, Argentina, or one of the only people walking through town. It is a very quiet area, but take some time to explore and you'll find that this quaint little town has quite a lot to offer, with impressive views of the surrounding mountains and valleys, especially once you reach the Los Gigantes mountain range.
Written by local enthusiast for Tanti hostelsJames