Tips for booking a La Rioja hotel

Cheapest month:March
Most expensive month:July
Average price in La Rioja:R776/night
Absolute cheapest price found:R106/night
Cheapest day:Monday
Most expensive day:Wednesday
R410 - R1 320
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
R609 - R936
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Where to stay in La Rioja

About La Rioja

Framed by the Sierra de Velasco’s towering peaks, La Rioja’s showcases a rich heritage and burgeoning wine growers. Dating back to the 16th century, La Rioja is home to beautiful Spanish architecture, fascinating museums and family-run bodegas.

Things to do

Experience the enormity of La Rioja’s imposing Cathedral of San Nicolas de Bari. Admire the neo-Byzantine facade before admiring the cathedral’s beautiful frescoes and stained-glass windows. Afterwards, stroll through the landscaped gardens of Plaza 25 de Mayo.

Drive through a whimsical red landscape on the Cuesta de Miranda, a high mountain pass that clings to the cliff face at an elevation of 2,000 metres. Catch glimpses of the rose-coloured Los Colorados Mountains against the contrasting snow-capped Mount Famatina as you meander through Chilecito Valley, then stop for a winery tour and tastings at Bodega La Riojana.

Discover the surreal red-rock formations of Ischigualasto and Talampaya national parks. These two desert parks span over 270,000 hectares and are home to the world's most complete collection of fossil records from the Triassic Period. Walk beneath the spectacular 150-metre-high Talampaya Canyon and pitch a tent beneath the starry night sky.

Do you enjoy immersing yourself in local culture? Discover the traditions and stories of the native La Rioja people at the Folklóric Museum. The elegant 17th-century museum features musical instruments, traditional clothing, ceramics and furniture.

Getting around

La Rioja is a 15-minute drive or taxi ride from Capitán Vicente Almandos Almonacid Airport. While the city is easily explored on foot, a rental car is needed to venture further afield.

La Rioja travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in La Rioja?

    Wayra Hostel is a very popular hotel in La Rioja, with a score of 8,1 from 206 reviews. La Guadalupe Cabañas (9,2 from 120 reviews) and Emelsuites (9,1 from 105 reviews) are also highly rated La Rioja hotels based on recent feedback from HotelsCombined users.

  • How much do hotels in La Rioja cost?

    R509/night is the average price of a hotel in La Rioja, based on HotelsCombined searches over the last 3 days.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in La Rioja?

    R141/night is the cheapest price found for a hotel in La Rioja by HotelsCombined users over the last 72 hours.