Welcome to Huaco
Heading north from San José de Jáchal on RN 40, visitors pass through a beautiful, bone-dry landscape that is rich with folkloric traditions and rarely seen by foreigners. East of Jáchal, RN 40 climbs the precipitous Cuesta de Huaco, with a view of Los Cauquenes dam, before arriving at Huaco, a sleepy village 36km from Jáchal, whose 200-year-old Viejo Molino (Old Mill) justifies the trip. Some visitors get captivated by Huaco’s eerie landscape and middle-of-nowhere atmosphere. Parque Provincial Ischigualasto is easily accessible from Huaco along RP 150.