Things You Should Expect To See If You Visit Argentina.
Are you planning to visit one of the biggest countries from the Latin American region? Here's a list of the things you should give a try. Of course, in case you want to see all these touristic spots, you have to consider taking a sabbatical year: Argentina extends for over 1 million square miles and has a beautiful thing to see in each one of those square miles.
Located in the border region between Argentina and Chile is a volcano wildly popular with hikers and rock climbers. Of course is inactive!
Quebrada de Cafayate
A spectacular canyon in the Valles Calchaquíes region. Sandstone, unusual rock formations and bold colors make this is a must-see experience for travelers.
Located just north of Buenos Aires, really close to the city, is the city of Tigre, a destination that serves as a hub for the surrounding delta for all the tourists.
One of the most popular attractions in Buenos Aires is Recoleta Cemetery. It dates back to the early 18th century, and it contains nearly 5,000 vaults.
Talampaya National Park
Located in La Rioja Province it is a large preserve that protects some of the country's most important archeological and paleontological sites. Approximately 250 years ago, dinosaurs roamed in this region, and fossil remains there.
Located in the Lake District near San Carlos de Bariloche, is South America's most famous and well-developed ski resort that makes it a popular destination for winter sports enthusiasts.
Mar del Plata Beaches
It is the country's top beach resort city. Located on the Atlantic Coast, the city attracts millions of tourists every year to its sandy beaches and lively culture.
This archeological site is an essential destination for anyone who appreciates art or history. The Cueva de las Manos includes a magnificent collection of prehistoric cave paintings that were completed 9,000 years ago by ancestors of the Tehuelche people.
Climbing Aconcagua is an activity for true adventurers. It is actually the highest mountain in the Andes region and one of the world's Seven Summits. So, if you're trained you must go!
Quebrada de Humahuaca
Located in northwest Argentina between the Andes and the fertile Valles Templados, Quebrada de Humahuaca is an unearthly valley with a desert-like atmosphere.
If you ever visit the capital city of Argentina, you have to be sure to dance or at least watch a Tango show in the streets of Buenos Aires. It seems hard to dance to this music, but with practice, who knows!
Situated on the Beagle Channel, is commonly regarded as the most southern city in the world. Besides, you could also visit the prison that once held lots of Argentinian criminals.
The Ibera Wetlands are the second-largest wetlands in the world after the Pantanal in Brazil. The ecological preserve is home to many iconic South American animals.
Mendoza Wine Regions
It is considered the heart of the winemaking industry in Argentina. Located in the eastern foothills of the Andes, vineyards are planted at some of the highest altitudes in the world.
Monte Fitz Roy
Located in southern Patagonia near the Chilean border, Monte Fitz Roy is one of the most iconic points in the Andes. This granite mountain is surrounded by glacial lakes and ice fields.
Spend the night in the rural zone
Dozens of estancias, or rural estates that were once the private getaways of wealthy families have opened their doors to the public. You can't miss their exquisite food!
The Beagle Channel is a strait in the Tierra del Fuego Archipelago, in the extreme south of Argentina. The channel is one of the three navigable passages around South America.
It is an excellent place to see a phenomenal variety of marine mammals, mostly whales. Depending on the time of year, the peninsula attracts a great number of penguins, sea lions, seals, and orcas.
Speaking of tango! Located in the La Boca neighborhood, Caminito is one of the most photographed parts of Buenos Aires. This bohemian street museum is filled with colorful houses, shops, and cafes.
Route of the Seven Lakes
To best explore the region of Bariloche, a mountainous region known for its incredible scenery. It's often visited by hikers and young men and women that love camping.
Perito Moreno Glacier
It is an enormous glacier located in the Los Glaciares National Park. It is one of the most important tourist attractions in Argentina due to its size and accessibility.
It's the main attraction of Iguazú National Park, which is located in the northeastern corner of the country near the borders of Paraguay and Brazil. This is among the largest and most majestic waterfalls in the world.
At the geographical center of Argentina is Cordoba, the country's second-largest city. Surrounded by picturesque valleys and mountains, is best known for its concentration of Spanish colonial buildings.
With its chocolate shops, the architecture and picturesque setting of pristine lakes and snow-capped mountains, San Carlos de Bariloche looks more like a village in Switzerland.
Formerly a sleepy town in a remote region of Patagonia, El Calafate is now a booming tourist town thanks to the establishment of the nearby Los Glaciares National Park.
Everything happens in Buenos Aires: sensational shopping, gourmet cuisine, and sizzling nightlife, Maybe it's not the nature lovers spot, but you have to give it a try.
Tierra del Fuego National Park
A really cold attraction. Many tourists go every day and enjoy the lakes, rivers, peaks, and glaciers within the park attract. It is Argentina's oldest coastal national park, a massive 156,000-acre area.
Historic Córdoba Cathedral
If you visit Buenos Aires, you can rent a car an in five hours arrive in Córdoba, the country's second-largest city. Amongst the great buildings that stand there, you can have a spiritual experience in the Cathedral.
Hikers alert! A great city to explore by foot, with colored buildings, and art and culture almost around every corner. It might be hot, but it really worth the visit.
El Chalten, Santa Cruz province
El Chalten city, popularly known as the hiker's capital. Located within the Los Glaciares National Park lies. You can visit Cerro El Torre and Cerro Fitzroy.
Despite the fact that only about 15,000 people live in the town that's located about 2 hrs south of Bariloche, many young tourists eager for camping arrives every day. If you love outdoor activities, this is the spot.
The center of the political activity of the country, where the president spends most of his time. A great architectural structure across the Plaza de Mayo square, excellent for pictures.
The bohemian epicenter of Buenos Aires. Plenty of low profile activities and many artistic and dancing activities. Is considered the oldest neighborhood in the city.
The most aristocratic theatre of the whole country. Don't miss the chance to buy tickets for any of the shows performed here, from dancers to singers.
La Plata Woods
You run out of money or you are just saving a few bucks, you have to visit the woods. Just 60 kilometers from Buenos Aires, it has an amazing view and great space to lie down.
Japanese Garden (Buenos Aires)
An amazing place to walk around seeing some of the most beautiful plants in the city in a closed area. The best part? It is in a very centric area.
Pucará de Tilcara
A pre-Inca fortification located on a hill outside the small town of Tilcara, in the Argentine province of Jujuy. It was declared National Monument almost twenty years ago, and it's a great place for tourists.
No one knows exactly why, but a flood ruined the town of Epecuen. After all the water dried out, the place changed and become an instant attraction for the ruin lovers.
Built in the spirit of an attraction park, you could visit it in Buenos Aires and enjoy some religious activities. Of course, Easter is the best time of the year if you are planning to visit.
Located really near to Buenos Aires city, is one of the main attractions for the animal lovers. Besides its zoo, it works also as a hospital for endangered species, and specialize in native Argentine wildlife.
Ruta Nacional 40
A great option for those who love to ride in the wildlife. Just rent a car and enjoy the route that crosses the country from North to South at the West side of the country.
A very popular place for those who love winter activities. It has many great skiing tracks for the amateurs but also the pros that enjoy sliding in life.
One of the most amazing beaches in the country surrounded by woods, trees, and almost no pavement. Just be sure to rent or go with a Quad Bike in order to ride it around town.
The place where Argentinian Independence was signed. Despite the fact that it's full of colonial buildings, don't miss the chance to learn something about the country.
Is one of the bigger cities in the country that still preserves its nature side. Don't miss the chance to visit the Piedra Movediza (Moving Stone), a very popular attraction of the place.
Bahia Blanca Harbor
Located in the south of Buenos Aires Province, is one of the biggest harbors in the country. Due to its size, many governments considered moving the capital city from Buenos Aires to Bahia Blanca.
Capilla del Monte
If you love paranormal activity or you are just a big fan of aliens, you should visit this city located in Cordoba province. Would you like to catch some UFOs, you must go camping to Capilla del Monte.
Ruins of Quilmes
Located in the Tucuman province, they're one of the most imposing Indian ruins in the country. It was inhabited by the Quilmes people and it dates to the year 850 BC
La Bombonera and El Monumental
Do you consider yourself a football fan? You don't have to miss the chance to visit these two amazing football stadiums were the Argentina squad and Lionel Messi play from time to time.
Located in the province of Misiones, it was once an epicenter of Jesuits that arrived to spread the word of the Lord and evangelize the Guarani people in the 17th century.