Charazani is the administrative and commercial center and transportation axis of Bautista Saavedra province, and by far the largest town in the area. You can hike through the moss-green hills from here to the trailhead for the Lagunillas–Agua Blanca trek.
Services in Charazani have increased slightly in recent years, but the NGOs who were once involved in promoting sustainable tourism seem to have packed up and left. That said, weary hikers will certainly enjoy the hot springs.
Two fiestas are held in Charazani; the biggest takes place around July 16 and the smaller one around August 6. There’s also a wonderful children’s dance festival (around November 16) in honor of the Virgen del Carmen, an invocation of the Virgin Mary. Market day is Sunday.