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Catamarca is in the Andean Northwest region of Argentina. The capital of the province is San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca, usually shortened to Catamarca.



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The province area is largely mountainous area.


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By plane[edit]

  • Catamarca Airport (Coronel Felipe Varela International Airport), (17 km from Catamarca city), +54 383 445 3684, [1]. Catamarca Airport IATA Code: CTC. Airport is located 17 kilometer from the city.  edit

By bus[edit]

The optimal bus search is on the website[2].

Get around[edit]

See[edit][add listing]

  • Mountains volcanoes and calderas including Galán caldera, Tipas or Cazadero volcanoes, Cerro El Cóndor or Peinado stratovolcanoes, Antofagasta de la Sierra volcanic field.
  • Dunes of Taton located in Fiambala.
  • Carachi Pampa located in Antofagasta de la Sierra


  • Ruta 40. The province is crossed by mythical Ruta 40. The highway takes beginning from the far north to the southernmost tip of Argentina and goes through the desert plains and lush vineyards, passes by the crystal lakes, glaciers and the peaks of the Andes Mountains. The 5224 kilometer route connects La Quiaca in northern Argentina with the southern town of Rio Gallegos. The road trip goes through 11 provinces, 20 national parks, 18 major rivers, 27 passes on the Andes.

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Horse riding tours.  edit
  • Sandboarding in Tinogasta. Sandboarding is an newly discovered attraction very similar to the surfing.  edit
  • Termas de Fiambala. It is a complex of hot springs pools in a mountainous area.  edit

Eat[edit][add listing]

Catamarca is famous by empanadas made of beef or goat meat, onions and garlic, flavored by raisins and green olives.

Drink[edit][add listing]

Anapa. In this Andean area was long tradition to prepare a refreshing non-alcoholic drink called añapa from the fruit of the white carob (algarrobo blanco).

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