The sunny and amazing Argentina is attracting the tourists with its impressive culture, vibrant cities, and unbelievable natural miracles.
It’s the place where tango was born that has so many things to offer. From the European style streets in Buenos Aires to the beautiful Spanish architecture in Cordoba, Argentina is one destination you shouldn’t skip on in a lifetime.
Without any further ado, let’s give you our 16 destinations. Once you get the details, it’s only going to be a matter of time until you book your flight to Argentina.
1. Buenos Aires
Thanks to its colorful European architecture, the capital attracts with animated neighborhoods, great shopping, and tasty cuisine, and vibrant nightlife. It’s no surprise to anyone that tango was born here.
The capital is found on the southeastern coast of South America and is one of the largest cities in Latin America.
Check the flea market in San Telmo, enjoy the colorful architecture in La Boca and all of that tango dancing in the streets. It’s amazing!
2. Iguazu Falls
Standing out as one of the world’s most astonishing natural wonders, Iguazu Falls are dreamy waterfalls on the Iguazu River, near the border between Argentina and Brazil.
They offer an unforgettable spectacle, with the surrounding beautiful forest only increasing its wild beauty. The Iguazu National Park protects both the falls area and the wildlife.
There are many walkways in the park and boat rides for you to try if you’re brave enough to get closer to the fall. You should also check Puerto Iguazu, the small town on Argentina side of the border. Not only it provides plenty of top-end spas and hotels in Argentina, but it’s also beautiful.
3. El Calafate
Found in Patagonia, El Calafate isn’t as quiet as it used to be. It’s because of Los Glaciares National Park nearby why the town is now booming tourist. It’s a starting point for many tourist trips, with the Perito Moreno Glacier being the most popular destination. The view of thundering ice breaks and cracking attracts tourists from all over the world.
Museums and souvenir shops are also appealing to the tourists, whereas the hotel and the restaurants don’t disappoint either.
4. Los Glaciares
Also known as Glaciers National Park, Los Glaciares are breathtaking. You can find them in the Santa Cruz Province from Patagonia, with the largest ice cap outside Antartica and Greenland being the main point of attraction.
The glaciers present a fantastic display of cracking ice and giant blocks that cracks into the lakes. You can find the glaciers in the southern area of the park and take a hike in the Mount Fitz Roy in the northern region.
5. Villa La Angostura
If you’re into backpacking, you’re going to love Villa La Angostura as it’s entirely hidden from the noisy tourists. It’s a small mountain town that is great for hiking, but you may very well check the souvenir shops or restaurants.
Don’t forget to go to the peninsula close to Puerto Angostura with amazing views of the lakes and water on every side of it.
6. El Bolson
The eco-town that El Bolson it makes a great impression with the crystal-ridden craft markets and eco-lodges. The nature lovers and hippies dig it. Hiking and shopping are to try, as well.
For many years Ushuaia has been a penal colony as it’s an isolated destination. However, it has managed to become one of the most popular destinations in Argentina.
It’s the southernmost city in the world, and you can find it on the Beagle Channel. It’s a common starting point for the Antarctica cruises, but also a common place for winter sports or winter viewing. You may try winter sports or summer hikes on the Cerro Castor and Glacier Martial nearby mountains.
The islands with numerous penguins, the colorful houses, the beautiful mountainous scenery, and Tierra del Fuego National Park are some of the places to check.
8. Mar del Plata
Even if Mar del Plata has been a travel destination for Argentina’s aristocracy, it is now Argentina’s no.1 beach resort city.
It’s found on the Atlantic Coast in the Buenos Aires Province, attracting the tourists with the vibrant culture and sandy beaches.
It gets crowded during weekends in summer, so make sure you plan your visit to this place in Argentina.
Cordoba is located right in the center of Argentina, and it’s the second largest city. Many valleys and mountains are surrounding it, whereas the Spanish colonial buildings turn it into a fantastic destination.
Most of the churches, monuments, and historic sites are right in the city center that people name it the Jesuit Block.
You’re also going to notice a youthful feel in Cordoba, which accommodates more than 200, 000 students.
10. Puerto Madryn
Known especially for the gateway to Peninsula Valdes, Puerto Madryn is placed on the shores of Gulfo Nuevo. It used to be a small town, but it did grow over the years thanks to its increasing tourism.
The beautiful beaches turn it into a great place to check in the summer but note that the water is rather cold. The whale watching tours are some of the best things to try in Madryn, especially since you can even notice the whales from the mainland from July to September.
This place is a nice reminder of Switzerland thanks to the Swiss-style architecture, the chocolate shops, the lakes, and the mountain tops all covered in snow.
Many know it as Bariloche, and San Carlos is generous for the outdoor frenzies. Snow skiing on the nearby mountains is the main attraction, with Argentina’s most extensive ski station at Cerro Catedral.
It’s not a typical tourist destination, but Rosario is a happening student city and stands out as one of the most populated cities in Argentina.
The rich history, the bars, the food scene, the historical monuments, the markets, the museums, the theaters, and the beaches are on the list of many things to try in Rosario.
Most of the tourists are going to check Mendoza for its wineries (it’s the largest wine producing area in the whole Latin America), but the place has a lot more to offer. It’s right near Aconcagua (the highest mountain in the Americas), and it’s an excellent place for hiking, river rafting, or horse riding.
The Independence Plaza in the center of Mendoza is crowded with shops, museum, restaurants, and attractive buildings that keep the town busy even during the night.
14. Tilcara &Humahuaca Gorge
The small desert towns are part of the UNESCO World Heritage. Tilcara is known for the preserving of Pucara (fortress that pre-hispanic people lived before the Incas), whereas Humahuaca impresses with its culture, history, and shopping.
Far from being the most prominent tourist city, Catamarca is an excellent destination in Argentina. San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca (the capital of the Catamarca region) offers numerous religious monuments and parks to admire, whereas the restaurants and bars don’t disappoint either.
The mountains are the main point of attraction. Some of the hills are as high as 6,000 meters, and the volcanoes are just as majestic. Mountaineering and climbing are high to try in this region.
16. El Chalten
You’re going to find the small mountain town only three hours north of El Calafate. If you’re an avid hiker, you’re going to want to try a hike to Laguna de Los Tres, which lets you admire the Mount Fitz Roy.
Small and quiet, the town offers numerous scenic landscapes but also addresses the energetic tourists with the possibilities for rappelling, kayaking, and river rafting.
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