Buenos Aires - - Sunday 12 De July

Home Travel Catamarca Saint Mary of Yokavil, archaeology and rural tourism

Saint Mary of Yokavil, archaeology and rural tourism

Santa María offers us all its cultural charm in the hands of its own inhabitants, its culture and its activities. Don't miss it.


Santa María is the capital of the department with the same name, in Catamarca. It is also known as the Capital of the CalchaquíesValleys. Just 332 kilometers from San Fernando del Valle represents a different tourist destination, very local and with the magic of the valleys.

The mythical Route 40 offers a unique postcard when passing through Fuerte Quemado, defined by its inhabitants as a “charming village”. The most remarkable thing about this town is the cultural presentation, which initially impacts us with architecture. The facades of their homes mix adobe and stone baseboards, which generates a unique landscape over the entrance to the Calchaquíes Valleys. Religion is an important part of Catamarque culture,its churches express it not only in their buildings, but in every activity.

Different types of tourism

Ecotourism is present with tours through the valleys giving a different contact to the tourist with the nature of Santa Maria. Everything that is combined with stories and legends that power every inch of this sacred place.

Community Rural Tourism turns the inhabitants of Santa Maria de Yokavil into protagonists and companions of each visitor. Locals become administrators of their village and prepare each home to provide accommodation, typical meals and special activities. It's a different experience, because whoever guides you is really steeped in their culture and can transmit it in a unique way.

The most carried out activities are trekking, horseback riding, historical tours, in addition to the classic religiouscircuits . At every step, almost without proposing, the visitor will find an unrepeatable cultural event and proposal. It's a different exchange between man and nature than anywhere else.

Encourage yourself to live and build unforgettable memories in a sacred land, visit Santa María de Yokavil in Catamarca.

Publication Date: 01/12/2019

Rate this item


I wrote! Reader Notes

Go to section


No comments

Leave feedback


Carrot-cake- Carrot cake (carrot pudding, bah)

Today we leave you a different recipe to accompany your mates: carrot pudding. You never tried it? I...

Camino de vinos Classical music on the roads of wine

The festival could not be held this year because of quarantine. But listening to classical music on...

Diques The land of the dikes

Córdoba is the land of the dikes: more than ten throughout the territory are erected as masterpieces...

How we talk
Santa Patrona Saint Patron or Saint Matrona?

In the north there are many venerated saints. But what about the saints? What's the right name? Sain...


I want to be up to date

Subscribe to our newsletter and I received the latest news