Beautiful, defiant and intense, Argentina seduces with its streetside tango, wafting grills, fútbol (soccer), gaucho culture and the mighty Andes. It's one formidable cocktail of wanderlust.
Argentina, the second largest country in Latin America is blessed with vast and varied landscapes that range from rugged peaks of the Andes to the glaciers in Patagonia and grasslands of the Pampas, making it a scenic retreat for all kinds of travellers.
Argentina has many peculiarities that have traveled the world on the lips of its visitors. The outgoing personality of its people, friendly, funny and effusive; the typical gastronomy that ranges from asado to mate, through regional dishes and snacks with dulce de leche; traditional dances such as tango, a couple's dance at a rate of 2 by 4 that was born in Buenos Aires in the 19th century and today is spread internationally, or folklore, with the different choreographic forms that it adopts in each region; the passion for soccer and the fanaticism for its main clubs and players, being Boca Juniors and River Plate the most popular, which fill stadiums and cause proliferating displays of fanaticism in each of their matches; typical games like Truco, card game in which luck and the ability to lie or deceive the opponent prevail, or horseback games on the outskirts of the city that reveal the strong influence of Spanish culture and the persistence of old traditions; and, of course, the personality that each region in particular knew how to maintain and strengthen over the years.
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Diversity is a big part of it. The country that boasts the Andes’ highest snowbound peaks is also home to rich wetlands, rust-hued desert, deep-blue lakes, lichen-clad Valdivian forests and Patagonia's arid steppes.
Wildlife comes in spectacular variety, from penguins and flamingos to capybaras, giant anteaters, whales, guanaco herds and more. In this vast country, stunning sights abound and big adventure awaits.
Satisfying that carnal craving for flame-charred steak isn’t hard to do in the land that has perfected the art of grilling. Thin, bubbly pizzas and homemade pastas also play central roles, thanks to Argentina's proud Italian heritage. Grab a table, uncork a bottle of malbec, and the night is yours.
With all the exotics of this wonderful country, add a distinctive Argentine take on literature, cinema, music and arts, and you have a rich, edgy culture – part Latin American and part European – that you can’t help but fall in love with.
Coming to Buenos Aires means opening the door to know and fall in love with one of the largest and most cosmopolitan capital cities in South America - the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires. With the Obelisco as one of its main icons, the city offers..
multiple options and spaces to visit. From modern avenues to beautiful parks and green spaces; buildings and monuments that are national historic heritage (Plaza de Mayo, the Pink House, the Cabildo, the National Congress, the Colón Theater, among others).
But it is well worth going into the heart of the city to feel its most passionate tradition - tango. San Telmo, La Boca and Caminito are some of the must-see places. Or a walk along those districts that set the trend: Palermo, Recoleta and Puerto Madero.
The Atlantic coast has more than 1,200 km of beaches, where thousands of Argentine people and tourists rest and spend their summer vacation. Mar del Plata is the main city of all the beaches in the country, apart from being a destination for meetings and conventions tourism.
Look here for other touristic sites that you can visit in the province of Buenos Aires, such as Tandil, Sierra de la Ventana and rural areas and villages with gaucho's tradition such as San Antonio de Areco, Luján, Carlos Keen, Tomás Jofré, Mercedes, among others.
When it comes to the beach in Argentina, Mar del Plata is the first in line. Baptized La Feliz, it is the main beach in the country. Only 4 hours by car from Buenos Aires, by Highway 2, it is one of the favorite destinations in Argentina.
But Mar del Plata has much more than sun and beach to offer. With a population of almost one million people, it is one of the main cities in the Province of Buenos Aires and the whole territory of Argentina. This city hosts important international events and plays a significant role in terms of Tourism for Meetings.
A morning stroll along Peralta Ramos Avenue, a coffee on Güemes street, a visit to the Museum of Contemporary Art, the typical churros con dulce de leche, the view of the monumental Hotel Provincial or a delicious meal in the Harbor are some of the plans you cannot miss.
Whenever there is an occasion for a getaway, Mar del Plata outlines as a great option.
Iguazu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is located in Argentina along the Iguazu River which creates a natural border between the country and Brazil. The national park encompasses an area of 261 square..
miles (677 sq km) and is a sister protected area on the Brazilian side known as Iguacu National Park. Iguazu Falls are the highlight attraction of Iguazu National Park. Since the majority of the falls occur on the Argentine side, there are more trails and varied views of the falls. Iguazu Falls is the largest waterfall system in the world. Depending on the definition of a waterfall, there are either 85 or 275 individual waterfalls that are part of the larger Iguazu Falls system.
Iguazu Falls stretch across a distance of 1.7 miles (2.7 km) with the highest drop occurring at Devil’s Throat that reaches a height of 269 feet (82 m). The Iguazu drops vary from 197 feet (60 m) to the 269 feet (82 m) drop at the canyon head where it is affectionately known as Devil’s Throat.
Iguazu National Park and the Iguazu Falls region feature a spectacular family of wildlife that unfortunately often rarely seen. Predator species include the jaguar, jaguarundi, and ocelot. Some intriguing endangered species include the giant otter and the giant anteater.