Villa Yacanto is a district located to the east of the Comechingones Mountain Range, in Calamuchita Valley. It lies 28 kilometers away from Villa General Belgrano and 130 kilometers from the City of Córdoba.
Its strategic location on the hillsides, 1,300 meters MSL and very close to Mount Champaquí (the tallest in the province), have made it the base of mountaineers who wish to enjoy its adventure and sports offers. Likewise, it is captivating for those who prefer the quietness of creeks and rivers that come down from its summits irrigating the lush vegetation.
Mountain outings along various circuits are available in the company of specialized guides who provide gear, safety and the deepest sensations. Horseback riding, mountain biking, ATV riding and 4WD adventures go across San Miguel de los Ríos Valley (to the north), El Durazno and Río Grande (to the south).
The most experienced adventurers will find the trails of Mounts Los Linderos and Champaquí lead to the summits, where the view opens up towards the area known as Traslasierra. This point may also be reached by car, following a hard winding road.
The most popular waterways include El Durazno, Tabaquillo and San Miguel. Puente Blanco Beach on the Santa Rosa River is chosen for its deep pools and its charming scene.
Simple walks along nearby trails instruct visitors about the plants that charge the air with aromas and the birds that batter their wings amidst the bushes.
Brown and rainbow trout are caught at the Grande River using the catch and release modality, which is becoming more and more widely spread to protect this resource.
The accommodation offer, including campsites, is wide. So is its gastronomy based on typical flavors from the region, parrilla criolla as well as homemade food, bread and lunchmeat. The local tea houses specialize in European pastries.
Villa Yacanto in Calamuchita is often mistaken for its namesake in Traslasierra. They are both inside the territory of Córdoba and, though they feature different geographical traits, they both share a common history: they used to be part of the Jesuit estancia known as San Ignacio. After it disappeared, two towns grew bearing the same name, one to each side of the Sierras Grandes.
Either to leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind or to enjoy climbing, the varied environments of the mountain range in Villa Yacanto promise mild climate and charm.
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