Argentina - Top Travel Destinations, Tourist Spots and Attractions

Hot spots of Argentina

Argentina is a land of infinitely enchanting landscapes that provides wonderful, boundless adventures. The country has everything to offer to a tourist. Visitors to Argentina easily get into the swing of things, bringing back long-lasting memories of fine wines, enormous steaks, and extraordinary landscapes. You will be tempted to go there again and again!!!

Some of the top sights of Argentina are mentioned below:

Buenos Aires: Argentina’s capital city forms one of the world’s largest metropolitan areas. Regarded as the “Paris of South America,” you will surely fall in love this beautiful city after experiencing it through its elegant architecture, exquisite cuisine, a legendary nightlife, and fashionable shopping.

Some of the major attractions of this place are Montserrat, San Telmo, Café Tortoni, the Buenos Aries Zoo, China Town, Japanese Garden, the Carlos Garden House Museum, Julio Cortazar Square and much more.

Maps of the Argentine

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Iguazú Falls and Mendoza

Iguazú Falls: Situated along the border of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay,Iguazú Falls are located within the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Iguazú National Park. It is an impressive series of 275 waterfalls stretching across a 2.7 kilometres portion of the Iguazu River. Taller and four times wider than the Niagara Falls, the falls have the most famous view from Garganta do Diablo (The Devil's Throat), a horseshoe shaped area where the water drops down along three sides. Visitors can catch a good view of the falls from a tower near the visitor center.

The most impressive time to view the falls are from December to February.

Mendoza: Mendoza is spread across the wide valley of the Río Mendoza. It is Argentina’s main wine-producing region. The annual grape harvest festival, the Fiesta Nacional de la Vendimia, is held in the provincial capital, Mendoza, at the end of February and the beginning of March. Some of the province’s main wine cellars are located in San Rafael and most wineries offer tours and tasting.

Some of the major attractions of this place are the famous Mount Aconcagua, Puente del Inca, Cristo Redentor, las Leñas etc.

Valdez Peninsula and Salta

Valdez Peninsula: Popularly known as an "open air zoo", Valdez Peninsula is a must see to animal lovers. Located by the coast of the Atlantic Ocean in the Chubut Province of Argentina, the peninsula offers you a unique wildlife experience. Listed among the World Heritage Sites by the UNESCO, the place is an ideal habitat for various marine and aquatic animals like sea lions, elephant seals, fur seals, whales, dolphins, marine birds and other species. Peninsula Valdes is especially noted for its vibrant coastline, which features a stunning array of tall cliffs, rocky reefs and hidden inlets surrounded by crashing surf. It also has vast stretches of isolated and scenic beaches which have an extensive vegetation of forests.

Punta Delgada and Punta Norte are areas from where you can enjoy viewing elephant seals and other species of wildlife.

Salta: The city of Salta, is well known for the best preserved colonial and the most significant ones are grouped around the central square. It is a beautiful place with mountains, valleys, gorges, flora and fauna. The place is well known for its spectacular train journey, ‘Train to the Clouds’.

Some of the major attractions of this place are Los Cardones National Park, the Quebrada de Cafayete, Salta Wineries, Salta Rainforest, Route 40, Mountain Archeology Museum, Juramento River etc.

Perito Moreno Glacier

 The Perito Moreno Glacier is located in Glaciares National Park. Its size makes it the world's third largest reserve of fresh water. The glacier towers forty meters above the Argentina Lake and stretches a horizontal distance of more than five kilometers. Unlike nearly every other glacier affected by global warming, this is an "advancing glacier," which is continually growing and expanding outward, gradually occupying more and more territory.

There are many ways to experience the Perito Moreno Glacier, including Glacier Trekking and Viewing Cruises.

Ushuaia and The Seven Lakes Region

Ushuaia: Ushuaia, the southernmost city of the world, has the motto, ‘the end of the world, the beginning of everything’. Situated on the banks of the Beagle Canal, this city offers a unique landscape made up of mountains, sea, glaciers and woods. Some of major attractions of this place are Tierra del Fuego park, the end of the Pan American highway, Museum of the End of the World, nearby Martial, yielding spectacular views of the city and the Beagle Channel etc. During winter you can enjoy cross-country skiing.

The summer season is ideal for activities such as trekking, horseback riding, mountain byke, sporting fishing and the most astounding tours along the Beagle Canal, Cape Horn and even the Argentine Antártida. Ushuaia is also a major port for cruises departing to the Antarctic.

The Seven Lakes Region: The region is home to calm clear blue and emerald green lakes surrounded by forests, mountains, waterfalls and National Parks. The seven lakes found here vary in size.

You ca visit here the beautiful Swiss Alps-style village of San Carlos de Bariloche, scenic mountain passes, Nahuel Huapi National Park, Andean condors, Sandy beaches, Mountain villages etc. You can also engage in trout fishing, boating, skiing and hiking.

Mar del Plata Beach

Mar del Plata: Mar del Plata is Argentina's premiere beach resort, offering 17 kilometers of beaches and some of the best beaches in South America. The place offers museums, zoo, restaurants, sports and colorful night life.

Some of the major attractions of this place are Aqua Sol Water Park, Aquarium Mar del Plata, El Paraiso Zoo, golf cathedral, beaches and bathing resorts, Villa Victoria Ocampo Cultural Center etc.

Jujuy: The small towns of this city connect history and traditions by ancestral roots. The Indigenous towns of the zone conserve religious beliefs, rites, celebrations, art, agricultural music and techniques that are a living patrimony. Quebrada de Humahuaca, an Andean valley of 150 kilometers of extension, bordererd by high mountainous chains and dug laboriously by the Grande River, is located here.

Some of the major attractions of this place are Calilegua National Park, Salinas Grandes, Provincial Archeological Museum, Termas de Reyas, Flag’s Hall etc.

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Reynold Jay 5 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

I'm ready to pack upand go there as soon as the blizzard blows over. I enjoyed this very much. You have this laid out beautifully and it is easy to understand. Keep up the great HUBS. Up one and Useful. Hey! I'm now your fan! RJ

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Kevin Peter 3 years ago from Global Citizen Author

Hi Reynold,

Very glad to know that you have become my fan.Did you visit the place? How was it? I would like to know your experience.

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