Patios de Cafayate hotel and spa: How to meet Heaven on Earth
Sometimes, people says last minute trips get better. This visit to Patios de Cafayate hotel and spa was one of it.
My son and me were ready to go to Iquique, Chile, when, some days before, I heard in the news an earthquake and tsunami beats this city. Of course, I had to cancell the journey.
Lan Airlines didn`t allow me to return the tickets but offered me to change the destination, So I decided travel to Salta and began to organize the itinerary:we could stay three nights at Cafayate and two nights al Salta City.
I wanted to go to Patios de Cafayate hotel and spa from a long time and this was a great opportunity to visit it.
I investigated for attractions to visit near Cafayate and I realized these ones are located 50 km. before city. Another issue was the travel from Salta Airport to Cafayate: cab from airport to bus station,a four hours travel to Cafayate and another cab to the hotel. A private transfer seemed to be the best option. At the same time we would have the opportunity to visit the most beautiful sites around cafayate, for example Quebrada de las Conchas with its natural attractions Evil Throat and The Amphitheatre.
After a pleasant flight, Esteban, the driver, was waiting for us.
All the journey we were amazed at the landscapes.
And then, we arrived at hotel. My emotion increases step by step.At a first sight you can appreciate El Esteco winery. The adjoining building is the hotel, that it was Michel Torino`s family mansion.
The first day we walked trough the vineyards, the winery, the amazing park, the courtyards and the little chapel.
But most important detail in Patios de Cafayate hotel and spa is the way personal treats their guests.
At breakfast you can choose among coffee with milk, capuccino, tea, and croissants, cereal bread, cereals, yogur, butter and jam.
All meals are prepared at the hotel and fruits and vegetables are collected from its own organical truck garden. Restaurant is excellent!
All evenings, an unforgettable detail: over a table in the main salon, a tray full of homemade pastry free for guests.
Patios de Cafayate hotel and spa is located near town, so you can visit it, including the Cathedral, local crafts and many museums. A few miles from hotel you can enjoy a 18 holes Golf Course in the amazing country club Estancia de Cafayate. You have to visit it, is an awesome place!
About the winery El Esteco I advice you that the guests of hotel only can visit the public zone. To visit the wine factory you have to pay a ticket.
Visit Patios de Cafayate hotel and spa and you really can see heaven on earth