The Best Places To Visit In Argentina

Written By: Aileen Stark

Argentina is a majestic country in South America, filled with natural wonders and amazing adventures for you to enjoy! This country offers breathtaking scenery including beautiful mountains and impressive glaciers, wide pastoral steppes, thick jungle, and beautiful coasts – get ready for a truly rewarding nature experience!

A must-see is the stunning national park Los Glaciares near El Calafate, with an impressive huge glacier’s ice field. See the centuries old ice constantly advancing and cracking as parts of it crash into the water right in front of you!

Apart from the spectacular natural beauty, Argentina features bustling cities, the most famous being Buenos Aires. The pulsating capital is composed of several different quarters, one of the most famous being La Boca with its brightly colored facades, featured on so many postcards. Expect beautiful European architecture and a busy city life with mega streets consisting of up to 12 lanes!

Cordoba, the country’s second largest city, is rich in colonial architecture and was awarded the title of ‘Cultural Capital of the Americas’ in 2006. See modern and classical art in its excellent museums and enjoy the lively student atmosphere in the streets.

Take a trip to beautiful Bariloche featuring pristine lakes and snowy mountains, inviting travelers to a skiing adventure. Also, very much worth a trip is Iquitos, the jungle metropolis, only accessible by boat or air. It was built on a wide river plain and is a doorway to the rainforest and its little villages. Take a boat trip down the Amazon or go on a guided jungle tour and have a real adventure experiencing the exotic wildlife!

One of the top-rated tourist attractions are the breathtaking Iguazu Falls situated on the border to Brazil, surrounded by thick green rainforest. Take a ride towards the Falls on one of the little boats and get yourself wet from the spray!

A big part of Argentina’s vibrant culture is its famous dance, the Tango Argentino. This passionate and sexy dance will leave you hungry for more! Go see one of the many shows or witness couples in one of the outdoors dancing areas – and don’t miss out on taking a lesson yourself!

Last but not least, indulge in some serious feasting and savor the legendary steak coming from Argentina’s huge cattle ranches. Pair it with some world-class wines, among them the famous red wine Malbec of Mendoza. While grilled goods are certainly the heart of Argentina’s cuisine there are plenty of other delicious dishes to try – sample some of the street food if you can!

Being so rich in nature as well as culture and entertainment it is no wonder Argentina is such a popular travel destination! Pack your bags and go explore!


Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is the vibrant and colourful capital of Argentina and is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the whole of South America. Home to the Tango, and awash with an awe-inspiring passion for life, this city is alive with culture and an exciting atmosphere which will steal your heart away!


El Calafate

El Calafate is a small Argentinian city and the gateway to the Los Glaciares National Park; world-famous for its spectacular hiking and natural surrounds. With so many pristine wonders and spectacular landscapes, it’s no wonder it is fast becoming one of the most popular destinations in Argentina!


Puerto Iguazu

Bordering both Brazil and Paraguay, the small city of Puerto Iguazu is the Argentinian entrance to the magnificent Iguazu Falls. Tourism is the main economic activity of the city with millions of people visiting each year to see the wonder of the falls. Admire the immense power of mother-nature today!


El Chalten

El Chalten is a small Argentinian village housed within the natural splendour of the Los Glaciares National Park. This magnificent tourist destination attracts thousands of travellers each year with its world-class hiking and breathtaking surrounding landscapes. Come and discover its beauty today!



Mendoza is the centre of the amazing wine regions of Argentina and home to the world-famous Malbec. The city is bursting with life and an exciting cosmopolitan atmosphere that will sweep you off your feet. Stroll through is leafy streets, visit the vibrant plazas throughout, and dine in its many wonderful cafes.



Nicknamed the “End of the World”, Ushuaia is a small resort-town situated on the most southern tip of Argentina. The city is a bursting with things to do and is an exciting destination to visit, filled with merchant ships and cruise liners, and surrounded by pristine mountain ranges and glacial hikes.



How would you describe Argentina’s Patagonia? Wild? Unspoiled? Adventurous? Beautiful? Patagonia is all those things and more! Whether you choose to drive, trek or cycle, you will discover majestic beauty in the national parks, a unique culture in the ranches, and no end to the fun that is on offer as you explore the region. The rugged majesty of the beaches, the forests, and the glaziers, provide a never ending serving of wonder that will stay in your memory forever!



San Carlos de Bariloche is a small Argentinian village surrounded by crystal-clear glacial lakes and pristine mountain ranges. Bariloche has one of the most picturesque settings imaginable, and is home to fantastic winter and summer activities – check it out before excessive tourism deems it too late!


La Plata

A short drive from the capital of Buenos Aires is the small planned-city of La Plata. La Plata is the perfect day trip for people looking to escape the big-smoke; it offers much of the same fascinating architecture, gracious government buildings and leafy green parklands as Buenos Aires, just on a smaller scale!



Located in north-west Argentina, Salta is a sophisticated and engaging city often referred too as “Salta la Linda”, meaning “Salta the beautiful”. Surrounded by pristine natural landscapes and full of old colonial charm, this town is one of the most popular tourist spots in the country!



Tigre is the traditional Argentinean town just a short drive north from Buenos Aires. This popular tourist destination is a popular weekend getaway from the city, offering a gateway to the surrounding rivers and wetlands of the Paraná Delta. Discover the history and laid-back way of life in this amazing region today!


Villa La Angostura

Villa La Angostura is the gateway to one of the world’s most popular natural splendours, Arrayanes National Park, and is surrounded by crystal clear lakes, lush, thick forests, and some of the most beautiful landscapes you will ever see. Get back to natures and discover this pristine wonderland for yourself!

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