Santa Ana is located 120 km from the city of Humahuaca, to get there you go through the Abra del Zenta with a height of 4,376 m.a.s.l.
Located at 3,333 meters above sea level, it is a town of unique charm in the province of Jujuy. Its people full of traditions and charms that transform it into a unique authentic destination to discover. Community that has one of the most important archaeological treasures in the province of Jujuy, with the section of the QHAPAQ ÑAN road declared a World Heritage Site.
They will be able to go on trips in contact with nature, hikes on trails with dazzling views, eat a regional dish, learn about medicinal herbs, rural and artisan experiences. The colorful clothing exhibited by artisan women stands out.
With a transitional landscape between Quebrada, with its imposing formations and the vegetation of the Yungas, the region has a privileged landscape, ideal for trekking, horseback riding, observing flora and fauna.
Typical puna climate, warm by day and cold at night, with a harsh winter and rainfall during the summer.
The best time to travel is from April to December, due to the fact that from January to March in many opportunities the rainfall hinders the way.
The closest service station is located in the city of Humahuaca. Make sure you are well supplied with fuel before starting the trip and that you have a spare wheel in optimal conditions of use, as there are no tires for several km. around.
The enterprises do not have a cell phone signal or internet, for this reason it is impossible to charge with a credit card, debit card or other electronic means of payment. The closest ATM is located in the city of Humahuaca. Take this situation into account before leaving Humahuaca.
In the village you can access wifi in the main square.
During the journey you will ascend more than 4000 m.a.s.l. take the necessary health precautions, try to eat lightly and do not consume alcoholic beverages before or during the trip. Coca and pupusa in infusion, help to mitigate the effects of pointing.
Due to the height and the clearness of the atmosphere, the sun’s rays arrive with great force and are even harmful, always use sunscreen SPF 50+ and a hat or cap.
In the community there is a first aid room, however it only provides care from Monday to Friday. On weekends, the nearest medical provider will find it at Humahuaca Hospital.
It is not advisable to travel at night, especially when the rainy season begins, because along the road there are streams that grow and crack the road and in other areas it becomes slippery.
How to get?
From San Salvador de Jujuy by National Route No. 9 (paved) to the city of Humahuaca, from there you must take the junction of provincial route No. 73. The town is accessed, after traveling 5 and a half hours (winding road but with beautiful geological landscapes).
Humahuaca – Santa Ana 74 km
Telephone Numbers of Interest:
- Municipal emergencies (Civil Defense) 103
- Humahuaca Hospital (03887) 421009
- SAME Operational Base Humahuaca (03887) 421159
- Medical emergencies (SAME) 107.
- Humahuaca Police (03887) 421017
- Armageddon Transport: Ezequiel Farfán (388) 4144193