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Like its sister Jujuy towns, Purmamarca has a generally mild climate year-round. While it can get chilly in the evenings, a big winter coat is never a necessity here. Keep in mind, however, that summertime (December through March) sees a lot of rain.

Most shops are closed on Sundays, but the mountains never close so there’s always something to do. Carnaval, which lasts most of February, is always a fun event, but be sure to book rooms ahead. Processions, liturgy, and other festivities celebrate the feast day of Santa Rosa, the town’s patron saint, on August 30 every year.

By Suzanne Russo
Suzanne's childhood travel experiences were limited to road trip forays with her parents, and the thrill that came with crossing the state line,...
24 Mar 2008

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