Argentina is a land of sensational beauty weather it’s the culture, the nature or the captivating dance named tango that fills your senses. With the longest mountain in the world, Andes in one side and Atlantic on the other, this southern most country of South America has attracted traders, tourists and brave explorers for a long time. Along with many spectacles of the southern hemisphere, the country also has a rich culture and peaceful lifestyle influenced by the Spanish. Here are the top ten tourist attractions in Argentina:
10. The Boca Neighborhood
The La Boca Neighborhood in the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires is often known as a Europe in South America. An area that thrived during the Italian ruling, La Boca has quite a history as it has been the place for many rebellions and revolutions. Home of the renowned football club of Boca Juniors, the entire city is a very charming playground as people are often seen playing football in the streets. Filled with brightly painted and colorful houses, The Boca is the perfect place to taste a bit of Argentine culture and history, making it one of the top tourist attractions in Argentina.
09. Ischigualasto Provincial Park
Ischigualasto Provincial Park, otherwise known as valley of the moon for its exceptional and distinctive rock formations, is a place full of fascinating mysteries. Located in the San Juan Province of north-western Argentina, the park was established in 1971. An amazing specimen of the Triassic era, fossils of many dinosaurs were found here along with some other extinct plants and animals. The mysteriously shaped eroded rock formations such as The Sphynx and The Mushroom are also top notch sights. The lands literally speaks of an unknown time and fascinates tourists and scientists alike. So, this is surely another one of the top tourist attractions in Argentina.
08. Ibera Wetlands
Spreading across an area of nearly 20000 square kilometers, the Ibera Wetlands in the center-north of the Argentine province of Corrientes is the second largest wetlands on earth. It is a fresh water reservoir containing a rich collection of native flora and fauna. As part of the Iberá Provincial Reserve, the wetlands now serve as an attractive national park. A paradise for the animal lovers, the region is home to exclusive animals like caimans, capybaras, swamp deer, pampas deer, howler monkeys, giant otters and countless species of birds. With many attractive lodging facilities, Ibera Wetlands is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Argentina.
Bariloche or San Carlos de Bariloche at the foothills or Andes in the south-west Argentine province of Río Negro is a paradise for the mountain climbers and skiers. Set against a very charming mountainside scenery, the city was designed to have a Swiss like environment and most of its architectures are built in Swiss-Alpine style. Surrounded by snowy mountain peaks and pristine lakes, the city is full of magnificent restaurants, cafés, and amazing chocolate shops. So, Bariloche easily makes this list of top 10 tourist attractions in Argentina.
06. Mendoza Wine Regions
The miles after miles of vineyards in the Mendoza province of western Argentina produces some of the finest wine the country has to offer. Lying in the close proximity of the Aconcagua Mountains of the Andres, Mendoza Wine Regions is spread across nearly 356,000 acres. Positioned almost 4000 feet above sea level, the region also has some amazing mountain side sceneries. With delightful accommodation and tour guidance from the city, this place smells like a great adventure for tourists from all over the world.
05. Monte Fitz Roy
With some peculiar shaped icy peaks, Monte Fitz Roy, located in the south Argentine region of Patagonia, is a magnificent mountain.It sits in the ice fiends south of the Andres, right in the borderline between Chile and Argentina. Discovered in 1877, it was named after Robert Fitz Roy, a famous explorer who explored the southern regions of Argentina. Along with many areas of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, this landmark is a popular destination for the mountain climbers and explorers. It was first climbed in 1952 by French alpinists Lionel Terray and Guido Magnone and has become one of the most attractive tourist attractions in Argentina.
04. Beagle Channel
The channel that connects Pacific and Atlantic oceans through the lands of Chile and Argentina, the Beagle Channel and its nearby islands are a fascinating place to be. Being one of the three navigable courses around South America, the channel is of great economic significance. The channel is a part of the strait in the islands of Tierra del Fuego. At the narrowest point the channel is 5 kilometers wide and stretches in length for 240 kilometers. with some settlements and colonies in the nearby islands and distinctive attractions such as Sea Lions Island, Romanche Glacier and the end of the world light house, a boat trip through the southernmost land of south America can be quite a unforgettable experience.
03. Valdes Peninsula
Valdes Peninsula lies in the Chubut Province on the Atlantic coast of south-eastern Argentina and is known for some exclusive sea and land creatures. Set across an area of 1,400 square miles, it is a very important natural reserve of South America. Aside from being a popular location for whale watching, the coastline is also filled with sea lions, elephant seals and during the winter penguins. Where in the inland area Rheas, Guanacos, Maras and the famous Argentine Grey Fox can be found in plenty along with countless species of birds.
02. Perito Moreno Glacier
In the southwest Argentine province of Santa Cruz lies one of the most fascinating attractions in Argentina, the Perito Moreno Glacier. It is a 250 square kilometer glacier which is yet another important part of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field. Along with 47 other glaciers, it is a part of the Los Glaciares National Park. Only two hours driving distance away from the nearby city of El Calafate, safe and attractive trekking opportunities attracts a lot of visitors.
01. Iguazu Falls
One of the greatest waterfalls on the planet, the Iguazu Falls splits the earth between Brazil and Argentina. It is located just 23 kilometers away from the confluence of the Iguazu River and Paraná River. The narrow crack where the water falls is known as The Devil’s Throat. In Argentina, it is accessible from the city of Puerto Iguazú. According to legend, an ancient deity split the earth open in rage as his love, a mortal women named Naipí tried to flee with another mortal man. The deity then condemned them both in the devil throat and thus for many, Iguazu remains a symbol of eternal love. It is easily the most amazing sight in Argentina and we conclude our list with it.
Author: Tajirul Haque
Tajirul Haque is a travel enthusiast and freelance travel writer on Upwork. Having written hundreds of travel articles on so many travel destinations around the world for his clients, Tajirul started Top Travel Lists back in September 2014. Travel writing is his passion and he always loves to write about a new destination as it allows him to know about more beautiful places the planet has to offer. He is always available for freelance travel writing opportunities.