"Village of the many colors" Purmamarca by GentleSpirit

Purmamarca Travel Guide: 30 reviews and 88 photos

Purmamarca is a village located at the foot of the Cerro de Siete Colores, a wonderful hill with these amazing colors. To see the hill in the early morning sun is magical.

This is a totally Andean village. Very little of what you might think of when you think of Argentina is here. You will see the traditional colors and have a nice opportunity to taste great food here.

Though the tour buses pull in and out of the village all day long it was a quiet, relaxing place to stay and I had the unique opportunity to talk with the locals and enjoy a local pena. Everyone was in a great mood, singing and celebrating. One thing they were celebrating, as i was told later, was that it had rained a little. In this area, that is indeed something to be grateful for.

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  • Pros:lively colors, meeting the locals
  • Last visit to Purmamarca: Oct 2006
  • Intro Updated Jan 4, 2013
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  • lmkluque's Profile Photo
    Jan 4, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    What a pretty village this looks like! Thanks for the tour Val. Maybe the llama steak wasn't well made or it's the type of meat that needs long slow cooking?

    • lmkluque's Profile Photo
      Jan 4, 2013 at 10:10 AM

      The Casserole was cooked for a much longer time than steaks. Next time stick to the casserole or even slow cooked BBQ style. :-)

    • GentleSpirit's Profile Photo
      Jan 4, 2013 at 10:32 AM

      wow! thanks!

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Nov 10, 2012 at 3:11 AM

    Looks like a pleasant stay here. Love the colored layers of the rock in your main pic.

  • vtveen's Profile Photo
    Jul 12, 2012 at 12:28 AM

    Lovely page of a lovely village !!

  • kokoryko's Profile Photo
    Jul 11, 2012 at 1:34 PM

    This into photo is really appealing, with the hikers going to the varicoloured mountain! Carbonada de llama!! Yes! I will have to try it!
    Another place off the beaten trails, Val.

  • traveldave's Profile Photo
    Jul 7, 2012 at 9:45 AM

    I love deserts, and the mountains in Purmamarca look wonderful. I'd like to try llama someday. I'm not much of a vegetable eater, but I like trying all kinds of meats.

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Nov 17, 2011 at 4:40 AM

    Those mountains in your intro photo looks amazing with all different colours! I have never tried to eat llama, but I have never seen it on the menu either.


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