Argentina is a beautiful land with many different landscapes. From the splendid and huge Andes to the picturesque Iguazú Falls, Argentina is a true wonderland. Apart from its natural beauty Argentina is also home to some impressive architecture, gorgeous national parks, lakes and historic buildings. Therefore it isn’t any wonder why the country is home to some great tourist attractions and these are our top 10 Argentine tourist attractions.
1. Buenos Aires
The first place you will probably find yourself in Argentina is the vibrant city of Buenos Aires. This city has a Spanish inspired-architecture and culture and offers a great deal when it comes to entertainment, with it’s with its many cafes, antique shops, tango clubs and night clubs. Take in San Telmo’s arty ambiance or take a stroll through the stylish Recoleta, which is famous for its impressive cemetery. This charming city is the perfect place to test all your senses to the fullest.
2. La Boca
Visit the colorful houses and aesthetic talent of La Boca, and take in the strong European flavor of the Italian immigrants. La Boca is Buenos Aires own little Italy and the supposedly the birth place of the tango.
The Pampas will offer a glimpse of the old Wild Wild West. If you are interested in cowboys this is the place to visit. You can also see the top spots of the pampas or have a chance to see flamingos in the great salt lakes. Pampas gives you the opportunity to visit the beautiful peaks of Sierra de la Ventana and Lihue Calel National Park, where you can see the pink granite rock formation
4. Iguazú Falls
Iguazú Falls is one of the most powerful and beautiful waterfalls in the world. Iguazú has 275 falls and is frequently compared to Victoria Falls in Southern Africa. Iguazu also offers the opportunity for you to experience Garganta del Diablo or Devil’s Throat, the biggest single falls in world’s largest falls.
5. Moreno Glacier
Located in southern Argentina, the Moreno is the main attraction in the Los Glaciares National Park. The 250 km2 (97 sq mi) ice formation is one of 48 glaciers fed by the Southern Patagonian Ice Field located in the Andes system shared with Chile. This icefield is the world’s third largest reserve of fresh water.
The Valdez Peninsula is an amazing creation by nature and a sanctuary for many extraordinary animals. Here you will find herds of seals and sea lions. Plus the opportunity is available for you to visit Punta Tombo’s penguin colony.
Argentina is home to many beautiful lakes and Bariloche‘s Lake District is the best place to enjoy the picturesque glacial lakes, rugged mountains and forests. You can also continue on, to visit the extinct, snow-capped Lanín Volcano at Lanín National Park.
8. Tierra del Fuego
Tierra del Fuego is the gateway to the Antarctic; here you can explore the Beagle Channel by boat or wander the world’s most southern city of Ushuaia.
9. National Parks
Argentina is the home of numerous national parks built to protect landscapes, geological patrimonies, and unique flora and fauna which are available for you to explore. These include Calilegua National Park, Los Cardones National Park, El Rey National Park and Los Alerces.
10. Puerto Madryn
Located north of Trelew Puerto Madryn is a true tourist paradise. This beach offers the opportunity to experience many different activities including yachting, diving and windsurfing.