El Manantial del Silencio

Salta, Argentina

A tranquil retreat in colonial splendour

Hotel El Manantial del Silencio is set in the tranquil village of Purmamarca, in the stunning mountains of Argentina’s Jujuy Province. Purmamarca is the first town you come to in the Quebrada de Humahuaca valley, heading north from the provincial capital, Jujuy, on Ruta 9. You’re close to the Chilean and Bolivian borders, and 1,500km from Buenos Aires.

Even though El Manantial is only 15 years old, its architecture retains the key hallmarks of local traditions: white washed adobe, high ceilings made of cane, simple windows, stone floors and white interior walls. The décor in the bedrooms makes the most of these simple features and enhances the setting of the 19 guestrooms. The dining room has wide floor to ceiling windows, where sunlight pours in, with lovely views of the pool and mountains.

The spectacular 150-mile valley of Quebrada de Humahuaca is declared a World Heritage site and Purmamarca is a great base for exploring this area. Absorb local life by wandering around Purmamarca village and admire the simple agriculture and adobe buildings.

El Mantantial del Silencio has the most glorious setting with spectacular views and is the perfect base for exploring remarkable desert area.

You will love

  • Traditional architecture & style
  • Small and intimate
  • Stunning vistas
  • Explore the World Heritage Quebrada de Humahuaca Valley

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