go to content go to search box go to global site navigation

Introducing La Rioja

Encircled by the graceful peaks of the Sierra de Velasco, La Rioja is quite a sight on a sunny day. And there are plenty of sunny days: summer temperatures rise sky-high in this quiet, out-of-the-way provincial capital. Even if you’re on a short highlights tour, you might consider stopping off here – it’s halfway between Mendoza and Salta – to take a tour to the Talampaya and Ischigualasto national parks.