La Merced del Alto

Location: Salta & Northwest Argentina | Argentina

Price guide: £££££ £100-£200 per person per night

Located near the beautiful wine growing region of Cafayate, the simple white colonial-inspired architecture of La Merced del Alto is the perfect foil to the breathtaking views that surround it on all sides.
Perfect forFoodies and those looking for a breath of fresh air in a little-visited region.
In the knowTake a trip to the nearby "Valle Encantado" (Enchanted Valley), with its astounding erosion-sculpted rock formations.

Recommended for...

  • Food & Wine
  • Guesthouse or Inn
  • Off the Beaten Track
  • Setting & Views

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

Cachi, two and a half hours drive from Salta, Argentina and en route to the up and coming wine region of Cafayate.

Rooms at La Merced del Alto

The 14 rooms have attractive rustic décor, with carved wooden or iron bedsteads, whitewashed walls, high ceilings and terracotta floors accentuated with local art and textiles. They all have central heating and six have panoramic view of the hills.

Food and Drink

The restaurant at La Merced del Alto serves gourmet Andean food - think trout caught in local streams and served with perfumed quinoa, and llama tenderloin with Inca maize. Nestled into the brick walls of the wine cellar are drops from the Calchaquí Valleys, some of the highest vineyards in the world. 


The hotel also has a cosy living room which mixes colourful local textiles and handicrafts with handcrafted furniture. There is an outdoor pool (open during summer) and a simple spa with an open air Jacuzzi with 360 degree views.

Activities at La Merced del Alto

Horse riding and trekking in the surrounding hills, visiting the charming local town of Cachi with its colonial architecture and relaxed café scene, birdwatching in the 8 hectares of gardens that surround the hotel, or simply digesting your latest vast meal whilst admiring the view from the terrace deckchairs.

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