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Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires Street ScenePerhaps the single most known and certainly the most visited place in Argentina, the capital alone can take weeks to get to know well. Its multitude of museums, monuments, neighborhoods, theaters, tango shows, restaurants, cafes and parks are enough to fill a vacation.

  

Mar del Plata

Beach Bar in Mar del Plata The classic beach resort town in Argentina, Mar del Plata has everything. It gets very busy and crowded in the summer months. If you prefer quieter deserted dune beaches, look around the area for a larger variety of beach options like Pinamar.

  

San Antonio de Areco

Gauchos Riding Away

Thanks to Eduardo Amorim for This Photo

The heart of traditional Argentinean and gaucho culture, this town greatly values Argentina’s history and explains it to the visitor, and has many estancias for tourists to stay in. November 10th is the “Dia de la Tradicion,” a holiday celebrating traditions, and is both a lot of fun and educational. If you prefer to be in a more rural setting, look into the variety of estancias to see las pampas firsthand.

  

Tandil

Tandil City View

Thanks to Irargerich for This Photo

To the south of the province of Buenos Aires, this city is close to the Sierras de Tandilia. It is a gastronomical city, and offers many relaxing nature walks and photo taking opportunities. A favorite among Argentineans, it is an ideal way to delve into the local population while heading away from typical foreign tourist routes.

Lihue Calel National Park

A magnificent national park, unfortunately somewhat difficult to access without a car, it is interesting both in terms of its wildlife and ecosystems, and in terms of its archeological sites.

  

Activities

  

Soak up the sun

Beach Love

Thanks to Gisela Giardino for this Photo

The beaches offer the typical beach sports, from surfing or windsurfing to horseback riding along the coast, or off-road trips through the bushes and woods in the northern beaches.

Go Gaucho:

Gauchos

Thanks to Eduardo Amorim for this This Photo

Staying at an estancia, horseback rides are also obviously available, and some estancias even offer multiple day excursions, camping in the pampa and living the way gauchos did in the past.

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