El Refugio del Pintor
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TripAdvisor Reviews El Refugio del Pintor Tilcara
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a Monday night, so settled for the 3rd, a bit quieter (I hope!)The
power was off when I arrived so it may look less nice in reality.
Had a wander around the village, nice colonial streets but
packed full of artesan and sweet shops. Still, this meant I found some more
goats cheese and 3 types of dark local microbrews to sample so can’t complain.
... cabins and worked 8 till 12; and then had the afternoon off (after a massive lunch), to go for walks in the reserve, or read book and generally lounge about. While there we also learnt how to make different breads, tofu, marmalades; kind of like ‘The Good Life’ really, but in a slightly hillier and warmer environment. The owners try to offer an educational experience to show how you ...
... hit route 52, which took us up and over another large mountain range. The road was sealed, giving us a smoother ride, but it was very windy. It was very slow going as we worked our way up and then back down the other side but the scenery was pretty spectacular, so it was worth it.
The rock formations in this area were very colourful, as you can see in the pictures, and the best ...
... and just walking around the town was really nice.
And for lunch we had the best empanadas – YUM!!! They are pretty much like mini Cornish pasties (really mini).. but taste just SOOO much better.. We also spent some time chillaxing, checking out the view from our hostel. And that eve had dinner at a restaurant that played local music - what ****!! – who ever said the flute and recorder are an instrument you should play outta primary ...
... a hostEl). It was an excellent choice with a view right across the village and a magnificent view of the hill.
We spent the afternoon and next morning wandering the village, going up to the viewpoints, watching the villagers and life in general go by over a sunset beer or morning coffee, and just generally enjoyed ourselves as we did nothing but enjoy the view.
Another nearby attraction is the Salinas Grandes, a large salt ...