Argentina Travel Tips
Despite Argentina's recent economic woes, its pleasures - stunning natural wonders, an elegant capital with a European-flavored sophistication, and a passionate culture - are still as tempting as ever. The silver lining to the financial cloud is that it's now one of the best travel bargains going around.
This is one Latin American country where Europeans and North Americans can feel at ease and travel relatively inconspicuously. An interest in soccer and some nimble foot skills may be all you need to feel like a local.
The gateway town to Patagonia’s blue Perito Moreno Glacier and Los Glaciares National Park, El Calafate is also a resort destination bordering Lake Argentino. Birdwatchers flock here to watch the ...
Buenos Aires is a huge, sprawling city, but most areas of interest are in the compact and foot-friendly downtown. The locals call themselves porteños, celebrating the fact that Buenos Aires ...
The fertile grassy plains of La Pampa stretch south from Buenos Aires, trickling down to the toe of Argentina and Patagonia. Vineyards are a recent addition to La Pampa, but for centuries the ...
A heady blend of Spanish and African traditions, the tango developed in the brothels and communal backstreets of Buenos Aires’ poorer port districts in the 1880s. As an art form, the tango reached a ...
While the Brazilian side of the falls can be explored in half a day, you could easily spend two or more days enjoying the Argentine portion of the park. Day 1: Into the Falls After settling into ...
While experts recommend spending at least five hours on the Argentine side of Iguazu, there are attractions enough to indulge your senses among the roaring waterfalls for three full days, or more. ...
While everyone agrees that the Argentine falls—about 80% of the total—are the finest, folks who want to enjoy those panoramic views over the cascades, in particular the epic vista above the Garganta ...
Central Argentina’s hub, Mendoza is an easygoing town with lovely plazas, tree-lined streets, cultural sights and a laid-back vibe. The provincial capital, Mendoza is also the base for excursions ...
Mendoza is the home of quality Malbec red wines – in fact, Mendoza Malbec wines are so fine, they’re beating French Malbec hands down! Argentine wines date back to the Spanish conquistadors, and the ...
No wonder remote Ushuaia has an end of the world feel – it’s the southernmost city in the world! Surrounded by the glacial peaks of the Fuegian Andes, and lapped by the icy waters of the Beagle ...
Just across the shimmering Rio Plata (Silver River) from the hustle and bustle of Buenos Aires, lies the oft-overlooked country of Uruguay. Peaceful and green, this tiny nation of 3.3 million is ...
Written by Viator, April 2011
See Buenos Aires on two wheels with a guided bike tour that will take you below the surface of touristy Buenos Aires and into the areas where the locals hang out. The half-day bike tour takes either ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, September 2011
Last October, Argentina passed a conservation law unique in the world, protecting the nation’s glaciers. Although the law, which primarily effects mining operations, suffered considerable resistance ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, July 2012
The stunning mountain town of Bariloche is Argentina’s top destination for active travelers year round, offering amazing hiking, mountain biking and climbing during the summer. Once the June snowfall ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, August 2011
The chill, windswept tip of South America must have seemed, to a
Canadian, the perfect place for a profitable beaver colony. It took some
convincing, but in 1946, Argentine President Perón ...
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