Argentina Tourism
A Journey to the Bottom of the World

I love to talk about Argentina Tourism because I have been in loved with this country even before I visited for the first time. More than fifty years ago I met my Argentinean friends and was mesmerized by their stories of such an important country.

Many years later I visited Argentina for the first time and confirmed the fact that It is one of the most picturesque countries of the world. We have been back many times since then.

Argentina is a country of great cities and large deserted areas like the Pampas; torrential rivers and a long coastline on the Atlantic; lakes and mountains; Skiing, culture, great food, tango and some of the best wines in the Planet.

Let me mention a few places that should never be missed when visiting Argentina.

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La Boca is a picturesque neighborhood in Buenos Aires

La Boca is a picturesque neighborhood in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires

This Capital of Argentina was built with the plans of Paris and is today in my opinion one of the greatest World Capitals, competing with Madrid, Paris or Mexico City. It features fascinating neighborhoods, old European architecture. Teatro Colon is the home of the Philharmonic and the Opera.

In Buenos Aires you will find restaurants to cover many trips. Meat is the first staple among Argentinean dishes, but the great influence left by Italian immigrants converted Buenos Aires into a Pasta and Pizza City.

You should go to a Tango show in San Telmo or Palermo, wander around in the elegant neighborhood of La Recoleta, named by the adjacent cemetery with the most amazing monuments you’ll ever find.

And last but not least La Boca District with its colorful houses and the famous Caminito or little alley that gave its name to the famous Tango “Caminito que el tiempo ha borrado……”

Iguazu Falls between Argentina and Brazil

Iguazu Falls between Argentina and Brazil

Iguazú Falls

You’ll have to fly to the corner of Brazil and Argentina to enjoy one of the most famous waterfalls ever the Iguazu. Since the falls lie between both countries you may reach them from either one.

Since we are in Argentina we are going to fly from Buenos Aires domestic Airport. One there I highly recommend to cross the border and view this Natural Wonder from the Brazilian side.

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The Aconcagua is the highest peak on the Andes in Argentina

The Aconcagua is the highest peak on the Andes in Argentina

The Andes

They form the border of Argentina with Chile on the west. This range of mountains feature deserts, lakes, trekking and hiking and the tallest mountain in the Southern Hemisphere, the Aconcagua.

One place designated as a World Heritage site is the “Quebrada de Humahuaca” heading towards Bolivia on Argentina’s northwest. The landscape is absolutely awe inspiring.

Bariloche on the Lago Nahuel Huapi in southern Argentina

Bariloche on the Lago Nahuel Huapi in southern Argentina

Bariloche Argentina

San Carlos de Bariloche, known as plain Bariloche is like being in Switzerland in the South American continent. It is located on the shores of Lago Nahuel Huapi in the center of the national park bearing the same name.

In summers the place is green and has the most beautiful landscapes, and in winter it becomes a Mecca for skiers coming from all over.

And don’t forget that Bariloche is Argentina’s Chocolate Capital. The town is huge display of chocolate wherever you go.

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Glaciar Perito Moreno

It is located in the south of the country within “Parque Nacional Los Glaciares”. This spectacular glacier is 60 meters high, 30 km long by 5 km wide with enormous icebergs the size of mountains.

Tierra del Fuego

This is southernmost area of Argentina; if you keep going south then you are in the Antarctica Continent. What separates it is the Straits of Magellan.


This important city is located northwest of Buenos Aires. In 2006 it was designated as the Cultural Capital of the Americas. In Cordoba the visitor will find great Theater and films; fashion designers and many artisans.

Whale watching at Peninsula Valdes Argentina

Whale watching at Peninsula Valdes Argentina

Península Valdés

This is a great wild reserve is the most important in South America. UNESCO has designated it as one of World Heritage sites. This peninsula is located mid way from the Capital to the southern tip of Argentina. It faces the Atlantic Ocean. Its coastline is about 400 km and the total area of the reserve is about 3,600 sq km.

It is home to whales, sea lions, rheas, guanacos, penguins, elephant seals and millions of birds for those of you into bird-watching.

Typical Asado Argentino

Typical Asado Argentino

Argentinean Cuisine

When we talk about Argentine Cuisine we talk about the delicious empanadillas, dulce de leche, amazing deserts, and Italian style dishes. But there is a king in this country’s cuisine, the Argentine Beef. Beef is Argentina and Argentina is Beef. Wherever you go or wherever you stay there are great restaurants serving meat which is considered some of the best in the world and of Latin American Cuisine.

Argentineans eat the famous “Asado” so famous now in all countries. It is simple meat on the grill. But, what make the beef great is the cuts by experts. Here are a few of the most famous steaks to order while in Argentina:

  • Bife de chorizo – sirloin; a thick, juicy and popular cut
  • Bife de costilla – T-bone; a cut close to the bone; also called chuleta
  • Bife de lomo – tenderloin; a thinly cut, more tender piece
  • Cuadril – rump steak; often a thin cut
  • Ojo de bife – ribeye; a choice smaller morsel
  • Tira de asado – shortribs; thin strips of ribs and meat sliced crosswise
  • Vacio – flank steak; textured and chewy, but very tasty

I repeat what I said at the beginning, Argentina Tourism has all the right to be great, the country baking it is one of best destinations in the World.

For more information visit Argentina Tourism Office

Map of Argentina and neighboring countries

Map of Argentina and neighboring countries

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