Where to Go in Argentina
Argentina is home to numerous nature attractions that can claim the title of the natural wonders of the world. It is the eighth-largest country in the world offering many unique attractions, ranging from ancient structures to natural wonders and untouched nature spots. If your next holiday break is Argentina, you should start planning your trip right now. The concentration on some country’s parts will be more rewarding than running like crazy through the whole country of exceptional beauty in few weeks.
Attractions Not to Miss
Buenos Aires is one of the main things not to miss in Argentina. It is the capital and the largest city of Argentina, best known as the birthplace of the tango dance that is based on sensual dance moves and declared as a cultural heritage by UNESCO. Buenos Aires architecture is characterized by eclectic nature, with some details that resemble some of the most beautiful European cities such as Barcelona, Paris and Madrid. The city boasts a large number of romantic restaurants and a vibrant nightlife, as well as charming boulevards and parks, and cultural institutions and museums.
San Carlos de Bariloche, best known for snow and snow-related activities, is nicknamed “American Switzerland” and is surrounded by lakes and mountains. Located on the foothills of the Andes, the city is a year-round attraction great for impressive sight-seeing, water sports, paragliding, trekking and climbing. If you have a truly brave and explorer‘s heart, you should definitely take the plunge into the icy Lake Nahuel Huapi.
El Calafate is the location of such natural wonders as Perito Moreno Glacier, a large glacier that’s composed of many other pieces of shifting ice, and is the best place in South America to experience glaciers in action. Another point of interest is nearby located Los Glaciares National Park, a large area of exceptionally natural beauty, with numerous mountains and glacier lakes.
Puerto Iguazu is a frontier city located where Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina meet. It is known for such attractions as the Museum of Images of the Jungle and a bird rehabilitation center. Yet it is best known for Iguazu National Park boasting more than 270 waterfalls, including one of the world‘s most stunning natural wonders named Iguazu Falls.
Villa La Angostura, nestled in the heart of the Patagonia region, is a small and charming village composed of wooden houses as well as is home to many mountain forests and lakes.Due to the perfect powderit is claimed to be the paradise for ski bunnies and energetic snowboarders in the winter. There are some shops and restaurants of artisanal products.
Tilcara is home to pre-Inca ruins and lively festivals that attract a growing number of tourists who are eager to discover the ancient civilizations. One of the most popular attractions is the stone ruins of the pre-Inca fortification sitting on a hill, providing an eye-catching view of the valley of the Rio Grande.
El Chalten, a small mountain village with the postcard-perfect landscape, is considered a trekking meca and is also popular for horseback riding. There are a number of trials winding through beautiful greenery inhabited by rare bird species. After a half-day or day-long trek reward yourself with a glass of beer or hot chocolate.
San Martin de los Andes, considered a Patagonian paradise, is located on the banks of the Lácar Lake. In spring and summer, the most popular activity is bird-watching, but thrill enthusiasts may be amazed by kayaking, skiing or mountain biking along the gorgeous, picture-stunning landscape.