The northwest of Argentina is a different region from the rest of the country that can be visited very easily by hiring a complete travel package including air travel to the main cities such as Salta, Jujuy, Tucumán and Catamarca. Generally, local travel agencies in Argentina offer airport transfers, main excursions and accommodation.
The climate in this very touristic region of Argentina is arid, dry and hot. The first inhabitants of northwestern Argentina were tribes related to the Inca civilization. The most important were the calchaquíes, omaguacas and atacamas. The Argentine northwest has an important cultural, anthropological and historical legacy.
The total population of the NOA is approximately 2,784,821 inhabitants, that is to say, little more than 8.28% of the total population of the country, according to the figures of the National Population and Housing Census of 1991. A third of it is in the province of Tucumán, the one with the smallest relative area, and a quarter in that of Salta. The population density is 7.4 inhabitants / km2, that is, 15% lower than the average for the country.
The Northwest borders Chile and Bolivia, comprising the Argentine provinces of Salta, Jujuy and Tucumán up to the sub-Andean mountain ranges, Catamarca, La Rioja and part of Santiago del Estero up to the north of San Juan. This region has as a remarkable characteristic the conformation of different environments, so it can be divided into several different zones: Puna, Valleys and Quebradas.
Visiting Catamarca is an option that many people choose when visiting a destination within Argentina in order to spend some pleasant days in a province that is characterized by its tranquility, wonderful landscapes, clean air and far from the city.
In Catamarca to many places to visit. Remember that the climate is dry and arid and in summer temperatures can reach 45º.
Corral Quemado, a town, recognized for its archaeological remains, whose name refers to the geological formations called jasis, which resembled ships anchored in an old port.
The most important cities to visit in Catamarca are:
Antofagasta de la Sierra (to the north)
Bethlehem: A city for archaeological tourism.
Places to visit Catamarca:
Cuesta del Portezuelo
Dead man’s salt
Nevado de Aconquija
Vn. Eyes of the Salado
Villavil hot springs