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The Punilla Valley

The peaceful Punilla Valley attracts flocks of visitors every year to view the natural beauty of its mountainous surroundings. The area is squeezed between the ridge of the Sierra Chica to the east and the Sierra Grande to the west. RN-38 to La Rioja traverses the valley northward for approximately 100 kilometers (60 mi) from Villa Carlos Paz. The valleyÔÇÖs towns are full of resorts, and the most laidback towns lie farther north. La Falda and Capilla del Monte are charming towns that make excellent bases for hiking or horseback riding excursions. Buses from C├│rdoba run many times a day to Villa Carlos Paz, up to La Rioja, and all the major towns in the middle.

 



Other neighborhoods in C├│rdoba and the Central Sierras: La Cumbrecita, Near Villa Carlos Paz, The Traslasierra and The Calamuchita Valley .







By Chris Hughes
Traveling South America to give Viva readers the most up-to-date information...
25 Aug 2009

Things to do in The Punilla Valley

Aerosilla (chairlift)

If you want a fantastic view of the city, hop on the aerosilla (chairlift), which for $3 dollars takes you on an uphill ride of a little over half a mile. At the top, aside from the view, is a ...
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Villa Carlos Paz, The Punilla Valley , Argentina

La Cruz

Near the foot of the aerosilla is the pathway to La Cruz Hill, which is topped with a 49 foot high cross. Here you will also get a great view of the city and the lake. You can either hike or drive ...
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Villa Carlos Paz, The Punilla Valley , Argentina

Peko's

Peko's is an unusual mix between a zoo and a funhouse located close to Tanti. In the zoo portion you can find birds, reptiles and aquatic life, including a sea lion show. The funhouse diversions ...
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Near Villa Carlos Paz, Villa Carlos Paz, The Punilla Valley , Argentina

Mundo Fantástico (Fantastic World)

Mundo Fantástico is a large amusement park fairly close to Tanti that is open during the summer months. It contains a swimming pool with a 14 meter (46 ft) water slide, a couple of rollercoaster ...
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Near Villa Carlos Paz, Villa Carlos Paz, The Punilla Valley , Argentina

Beaches

A variety of beaches line the San Antonio River and its tributaries, including May├║ Sumaj, Icho Cruz, Tala Huasi and Cuesta Blanca. These areas are good for hiking, relaxation or tours by horse or ...
Beach
Villa Carlos Paz, The Punilla Valley , Argentina

Tanti

Tanti, only 9 miles from the city, is a popular tourist destination that marks the jumping off point for many of Carlos Paz┬┤ adventure tours.  It is an entryway to Los Gigantes mountains, ...
Climbing
Near Villa Carlos Paz, Villa Carlos Paz, The Punilla Valley , Argentina

Quebrada del Condorito National Park

Quebrada del Condorito National Park is a wildlife reserve outside the city dedicated to the protection of the Andean Condor ÔÇô an enormous species of vulture that is facing extinction. You can ...
National Park
Near Villa Carlos Paz, Villa Carlos Paz, The Punilla Valley , Argentina

Observatorio Astron├│mico de Bosque Alegre

About 90 miles outside of Carlos Paz in Tanti sits a 20 ton reflecting telescope whose mirror measures nearly 5 feet in diameter.  For many years this was largest telescope in South America, and ...
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Villa Carlos Paz, The Punilla Valley , Argentina
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