Argentina is home to some of the world's tallest mountains, vast expanse of deserts, awesome and impressive waterfalls and a large diversity of landscapes from the wild, remote regions in Southern Patagonia to the bustling metropolis Buenos Aires in the north. The Travel guide to Argentina throws light on the natural splendors of this country. Take a tour of Argentina to savor the rich natural mosaic, tantalizing cuisine and more!
There are several international flights that connect Argentina to many cities across the world. The main Argentina international airport 'Aeropuerto Internacional Ministro Pistarini' commonly known as Ezeiza international airport is an hour drive from Buenos Aires city center. Since Argentina is a big country, it is best traveled by short flights.
Argentina is one of the biggest countries in the world and therefore offers the visitors a variation in climates across its several regions. While it is warm all year round in Salta and Iguazu falls, it is a bit cool in January and cold in July in El Calafate and Tierra del Fuego. Buenos Aires has mild and warm climate throughout the year. This city is ideal in spring and fall while summer months may be hot sometimes but usually quite pleasant.
The sizzling plancha, delicious Mendoza, fresh trout and grilled asparagus, Argentina cuisine is delicious. Large lomitos layered with fried eggs, cooking beef, sausage, potatoes, corn, chickpeas, marrow bone, cabbage and pumpkin are some of the famous delicacies of Argentina.
Streets of Buenos Aires are bustling with activity, with grand avenues, old-world cafes, stylish restaurants, vibrantly cosmopolitan. This port city is complex, energetic and seductive. Portenos, as the multinational people of Buenos Aires are known, enjoy a mixed and combined heritage which is European, Italian, German, Spanish and South American. The Teatro Colon which is one of the world's finest opera houses flourishes in Buenos Aires. The glass sheathed skyscrapers and tango bars of the modern Buenos Aires stand cheek by jowl with old Victorian houses and treasure-filled antique shops.
Argentina travel guide
Iguazu falls: Many visitors to Argentina consider the Iguazu as the most beautiful and spectacular waterfall in the world. Designated as a World Heritage Site, the Iguazu falls is situated in the Parque National Iguazu near Puerto Iguazu, east of the confluence of the Iguazu and Parana rivers. The tourist can also visit the lovely bird refuge near Puerto Iguazu.
Patagonia region: Located south of Buenos Aires, this enormous region encompasses interior mountains and glaciers, sandy beaches and forests of beech wood. Patagonia is a special retreat for unique coastal wildlife. Patagonia is the place of the Perito Morena Glacier of Santa Cruz. Travelers are awed by the extraordinary snowcapped towers of the Fitz Roy range. Climbers are drawn to the summit Cerro Fitz Roy as well as other peaks
Lake District: Argentina's Lake District is famous for its serene beauty with blue glacial lakes, verdant mountains dusted with snow, gorgeous natural scenery with famous mountain resorts. The most scenic golf course is located in this area.
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares: This 6000 square kilometer Park affords unique opportunity to see some of the most powerful forces of nature with its four dozen major glaciers, prominent among them being the Perito Moreno Glacier. Few glaciers on earth can match the activity and excitement of this blue hued glacier.
Peninsula Valdes: This national park, which is a Unesco World Heritage, lies on Argentina's barren eastern Patagonian coast. This oddly-shaped Peninsula is home to some of the country's richest wildlife with elephants and right whales, sea lions and Magellanic penguins, guanacos and rheas, foxes and numerous sea birds.
Quebrada de Humahuaca: Another Unesco World Heritage, this barren yet stunning canyon houses ancient churches, photogenic traditional villages and old ruins.
Parque Nacional Laguna Blanca: Laguna Blanca is located about 30 kilometers from Zapala in a barren volcanic area of Neuquen. This Parque Nacional is a breeding ground for the distinctive black necked swan. Coots, grebes, upland geese, gulls and the flamingos are other bird species in Laguna Blanca.
Parque Nacional Los Alerces: Built to protect the extensive groves of Alerce which is a large and ancient conifer, this park houses Alerce well over two millennia in age. Located west of Esquel, this park grows cypress and incense cedar trees amidst pristine lakes and streams.
Adventure activities in Argentina
Fishing is particularly famous in the Patagonia region known for fly-fishing. Some of the world's best skiing facilities in a number of great mountains in this region are well known. The views of the Andes are breathtaking. Argentina has several spots popular for trekking and hiking activities. Argentina's magnificent settings and regional splendor provide the perfect atmosphere to make every trek and hike memorable.
Horseback riding on the ranches is worth the experience. Weekends in Buenos Aires draw huge crowds to soccer matches all over the city. The popular teams are Boca Juniors, River Plate and Independiente. The national league championships are a treat to watch.