Tourism in Argentina
Argentina is an independent republic that contains a lot of landscapes; rich plains, dense forests, high mountains, pastoral plains, and wonderful glaciers. It’s the most visited country in South America and the second-most visited place behind Mexico.
Argentina has a vast area of lands, variable climate, and beauty of nature. It also has special culture, customs, and world-famous dishes. It has a high level of development and it’s well-equipped for that great development. The climate of this country is variable throughout the year; sometimes it has a temperature climate and sometimes it has hot dry and humid, cold dry and humid, semiarid, subtropical or continental climate. The following is a brief about the best places in Argentina for tourists:
Tourism in Argentina and the most important touristic places
Buenos Aires is located on the South American continent’s southeastern coast and it’s the capital of Argentina and one of the largest cities in Latin America. “Buenos Aires” means the fresh air and this city is very attractive, liveliness and it’s characterized by its various and fancy European Architectural, its delicious food, its energetic and active nightlife, as well as being the home of the famous tango dance. Buenos Aires also is known for its sleepless streets like Microcentro district which is the city center, La Boca, the amazing district with its colorful buildings and with dancing in the streets, in addition to Florida street that is full of shopping markets, restaurants and cafes.
Iguazu Falls is one of the wonderful natural wonders. It’s a series of waterfalls of the Iguazu River on the border of Argentine and Brazil. Waterfalls themselves are marvelous, but the surrounding forests that are full of wild animals make it more and more beautiful. This area also contains Iguazu National Park that has special roads for walking around and amazing boat rides.
You can see 20% of Iguazu Falls beauty in Brazil and 80% of them in Argentine.
These waterfalls are available to be visited throughout the year and the entrance ticket includes visiting the visitors center, forest train, the green road and devil’s throat. However, crossing over to Saint Martin island depends on the situation of Iguazu river.
El Calafate is the capital of Lago Argentino and it’s a very popular destination because it’s very near from Antractica. It’s mainly known as the gateway to Los Glaciers National Park, the largest park in this country, and as the home to the massive Perito Moreno Glacier. For El Calafate village, it’s a magical village to which the tourists head just to walk in its streets that are full of souvenir shops, restaurants and meuseums like glaciarium museum.
Perito Moreno glacier.. (Argentina)
Experts in geologists association has found that geological processes can be monitored in glaciers, and this exactly what happens in Perito Moreno glacier that is considered one of the main tourist attractions in the Argentinian Patagonia and one of the main Geotourism attractions.
- According to what experts has mentioned in the website of Patagonia, this glacier covers a Protected Area of 600,000 hectares.
- This glacier is located in Los Glaciers National Park that contains more than 300 glaciers, including perito moreno glacier that has a height of over 60 meters above the level of the water.
- In El Calafate city, that is located near this national park and is 3000 km away from Buenos Aires, you can choose some of great activities like visiting Glaciarium museum that built to entertain and educate about ice, glaciers or to go on a skate safari.
- Also, in Chile, there are many great glaciers like grey glacier that is located in Torres del Paine National Park.
Mendoza is a popular city in west of Argentina. It’s famed for having the highest mountain in Americas, magnificent landscape, and exciting activities like riding horses and boat trips. Plaza Independencia, the city center, is full of restaurants, stores, museums and beautiful buildings.
Bariloche is a town in Argentina surrounded by the Andes Mountains, near Chile city. When you visit Bariloche, you may think that you’re in a Swiss village because of its Swiss style architecture and because it has a lot of chocolate stores, wonderful lakes, and glaciers view. This city also contains a lot of exciting activities like hunting, climbing mountains, and skating as it has the biggest ski area in South America.
Bariloche Lake district is one of the most beautiful places you can visit in Argentina. You’ll enjoy the lake view, beautiful green areas, and wonderful environment for walking and hiking.
Puerto Madryn is a tourist destination famed for its beautiful beaches and cold weather. It’s a quite city throughout the year except in the summer as it becomes crowded with tourists who come all over the world to see whales there.
Córdoba – Tourism in Argentina
Córdoba is located in the center of Argentina and it’s the second largest city in it. It’s a mix of new and old cultures. It has the reward of being the capital of culture in Americas on 2006 and it has a lot of exhibitions of ancient and modern art. It’s also known for its Spanish style buildings. Also, there are historic castles, churches and landmarks in the city Centre. One of the most popular destinations in Córdoba is Sarmeinto park that is known for its green areas and its wonderful lake as well as Cathedral of Córdoba this is considered the main mark of the city.
It’s considered the main destination of trips in Argentina and surrounded by the famous mountains (Cerro Torre and Monte Fitz Roy). It’s also surrounded by glaciers, lakes and it’s an amazing walkway, so you won’t ever forget such amazing experience if you visit this city for its charm and its outstanding natural beauty.
Ushuaia (Tierra del Fuego)
If you want to visit west Argentina, Ushuaia (Tierra del Fuego) should be your destination in the west as it’s one of the main tourist destinations in Argentina. You also will like Beagle Channel and will like walking on its shore in the open air and seeing the beauty of Antarctica. In short, it’s an amazing city whose people are kind-hearted. Its location is unique as it’s a magical city that doesn’t have a lot of tourists. Really, it’s a wonderful place for having fun and relaxing. It’s also known as “the end of the world”.
Wonderful area away from the crowd of the capital, so it’s a great place for those who like quiet places and relaxing. It’s like a small pearl on Paraná River’s bank. There is no crowd or a huge number of tourists, so it’s a unique place for tourism in Argentina.
This city became very known because the well-known revolutionary, Che Guevara, was born there in 1928 and the super player Lionel Messi also was born there in 1987.
The majority of its population are of European origin, most of them are Italian and Spanish. Some of them also are German, Irish, Portuguese, French, Croatian, English and gallic. In the nineties, there was a small wave of migration from Romania and Ukraine, and some immigrants from Syria, Lebanon and Armenia who played a vital role in trading and civil life since the beginning of twenties century.
Salta is one of Argentina’s governorates, it’s a beautiful city that is located in the north of the country. You should visit it as it’s a perfect place for the one-day-journey. You’ll enjoy the wonderful green nature. After knowing the most of the places, let’s have a special trip to the beautiful Salta. Unfortunately, most of the tourists who visit Argentina don’t put it in their tourism program, although there are a lot of exciting activities they can do there. We recommend renting a car to discover this place well, to save time, and to have more independence. Also, it’s one of the few cities that has a colonial style.