Argentina Travel Destinations:
Iguazu Falls, Misiones, ArgentinaThe Iguazú Falls are taller and twice as wide as Niagara Falls. These falls are located in the border between Argentina and Brazil. It is definitely a must see in a visit to Argentina! People that come to Argentina for the first time usually stay for a week in Buenos Aires City, and visit the falls in the middle of that week (Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays) for a day or two.
That’s the best option if you want to enjoy nature, but don’t want to miss Buenos Aires vibrating gay nightlife scene.
Barliloche, Rio Negro, ArgentinaBariloche is one of the main year-round destinations in the Patagonia. Summer sailing on Lake Nahuel Huapi, skiing, crossing the lake from Chile and a decidedly European ski chalet environment make Bariloche a favorite vacation spot.
Calafate – Perito Moreno Glacier
Perito Moreno Glaciar, Calafate, ArgentinaThis sixty-meter glacier is one of the few ones in the world that is still advancing. It is located on the narrower shore of Lago Argentino. The glacier advances every year, blocking the water flow of the lake. After several years, the pressure of the lake increases to the point of cracking the ice dam, creating an impressive and unique natural display (this happened in 2004).
The glacier is a year round stunning attraction. And it is worth visiting although the next ice fall show is not expected to occur for a few years.
Visit to see a photo tour of this incredibly beautiful destination.
Salta, ArgentinaCity of Salta, Province of Salta, Argentina Salta is situated in the North-West section of the country, in a mountainous region called the Lerma valley. The city has a few nice colonial churches and mansions and is a good base for exploring the region.
Plaza 9 de Julio is the real Centre of town. Here you can find the 1850`s Cathedral, the Cabildo (Neighbors Council during the colony). To the East is located Cerro San Bernardo that can be reached by cable car . You have a great view of the city from San Martin Park.
Mendoza City, Mendoza, ArgentinaVineyards, Province of Mendoza, Argentina. Mendoza is the center of Argentine wine country. It is year-round one of the favorite destinations for climbing, hiking, skiing, rafting, biking, paragliding and trekking.
The second highest peak in the world, Aconcagua Mountain, is located there. From August to July you can ski in the fashionable Las Leñas ski center.
Peninsula de Valdez, Chubut, Argentina
Valdez Penisula, Province of Chubut, Argentina. Valdes Peninsula offers miles of virgin beaches. It’s often too cold to lie on the beach so visitors go there to admire the marine mammals (sea lions, whales and elephant seals).
Gulfs San Jose and Nuevo are situated to the north and south of the peninsula. Every year, the Whales return to these calm, protected waters to reproduce and raise baby whales.
Mar del Plata
Mar del Plata, Provincia de Buenos Aires, ArgentinaMar del Plata is Argentina’s biggest beach city. Formerly it was the place where argentine aristocracy had their summer houses and mansions. In the 1950’s, Peron transformed it in a popular destination for workers. Although the rich moved to Punta del Este (Uruguay) or Pinamar, the city conserves part of its charm.
It is the preferred beach city in Argentina for the gay community because it has a growing gay nightlife scene. It is a good idea to avoid the overcrowded downtown beaches, and go to the more hip beaches located to the South of the Lighting House, like La Caseta.