In 2006 my husband and I, both italians from Milan,decided to start our new adventure in Salta. Fabrizio felt in love with the landscapes of Northwest Argentina and especially the Puna and founded a tour operator, Socompa, which today is one of the most prestigious travel agencies in Salta. In addition to the traditional routes, Socompa, is specialized in trips through the deserts of Salta, Catamarca and Atacama in Chile.
finca|valentina, our country house, opened in 2008 and in recent years has grown with the desire to always provide a high quality service in a family context.
A family that has growned too, with our childrens and all whom have helped us to create the finca, an ideal place for relaxing, good food and peace.
A year ago, thanks to the joint effort and a team work between Socompa and finca|valentina, we have opened our boutique hotel in the Puna. Hosteria el Peñon, in the Puna of Catamarca, is simple and cozy, a real oasis of luxury in the desert.
The idea behind this little gem is to offer to adventure travellers all the possible comfort in this remote part of the world, unique and spectacular. I hope soon to be able to add more lines to this brief story of our adventure.
In the meanwhile in the last three years finca|valentina has been selected by Mr and Mrs Smith and been awarded by i-escape as:
i-escape's Annual Guest Awards 2013 Winner: Best Hotel/B&B (Americas)
i-escape's Annual Guest Awards 2012 Winner: Best Hotel/Guesthouse (Americas)
i-escape's Annual Guest Awards 2011 Winner: Budget category
Projects are many, sometimes difficult to develop, but we are no more by ourself! Who supports and joined us is now saharing the same enthusiasm for new ideas and adventures.