Argentina is a beautifully diverse country with abundant natural and historic treasure troves. There is a lot that this country has to offer from its wilderness to culture, food, people, and lifestyle.
So if you are planning to visit Messi’s homeland, here are the top places to check out during your Argentinian holiday!
Perito Moreno Glacier
Located in the Los Glaciares National Park of Patagonia, this glacier is one of the country’s topmost tourist attractions. It is also a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site and the third largest freshwater reserve in the world with a 30 km long stretch of ice.
You can stay in the nearby El Calafate town and visit the beautiful Monte Fitz Roy mountain bordering Chile.
Iguazú Falls lies along the Argentina-Brazil Border, in the Iguazu National Park. The UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its dauntingly huge waterfalls and spectacular views, is one of the most stunning places in South America. With the network of easily accessible walkways and platforms, you can get up close to the falls and visit the bottom of the falls known as the Devil’s Throat. In fact, Iguazu has up to 300 falls with varying heights of 60 to 82 meters.
The capital of Argentina and one of South America’s largest cities is a vibrant and happening place. While you are here, make sure to visit La Boca, a colorful neighborhood and lots to offer. Another must-see spot is the Caminito Street Museum, an open-air museum renowned for its brightly painted houses, intriguing sculptures, and free tango lessons.
You may also pay a visit to the Recoleta Cemetery known for its elaborate mausoleums containing the remains of many famous Argentinians such as Eva (Evita) Perón. This area is also home to numerous public gardens, museums, art galleries, cafés, and boutique shops. Apart from these Palermo, Belgrano, and the Plaza de Mayo are also worth a visit!
Tierra del Fuego National Park
Tierra del Fuego is Argentina’s oldest coastal national park, with an area 156,000, extending from Beagle Channel to the Chilean Border. With numerous lakes, rivers, glaciers, peaks, it is a hiker’s paradise! You can plan your stay at the town of Ushuaia and carry out your adventures through mountains and forests to have an experience of a lifetime.
If you want to see a rich diversity of wildlife, including Andean condors, you can choose one of the most popular routes: Senda Costera.
You can also take a ride on antique steam train Southern Fuegian Railway through the park to Canadon de Toro.
Ushuaia is the world’s southernmost city located in the spectacular Patagonian landscapes of Argentina. With the majestic Andes, along with rolling plain, plateaus Ushuaia is home to the world of adventure! Whether you want to touch down on Antarctica or are looking for some glacier, forest, mountain-filled holiday, Ushuaia has all options there for you.
You can visit the San Juan de Salvamento Lighthouse or the End of the World Lighthouse. It was built on the Isla de Los Estados, in 1884. The nearby End of the World Museum has fantastic exhibits relating to the region’s natural history, aboriginal life, and early penal colonies. The Maritime Museum of Ushuaia houses many maritime artifacts and scale models of famous ships such as Darwin’s Beagle.
Argentina is a beautiful country with lots of exploration-worthy places. So, make your plans and head out the moment the world gets a bit better!