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Overview to Argentina: Travel Guide and Tourist Information


Sultry and full of atmospheric ‘barrios’ (neighborhoods), Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires ranks highly on many people’s lists of ‘must-see’ cities. But many visitors don’t get much further than the country’s lively capital which, with so many other cities and towns full of outstanding attractions across the length and breadth of the country, is definitely a shame.

Cities like Cordoba and Mendoza are overflowing with fine examples of colonial architecture. Salta, to the northwest of the country is similarly attractive and, high up in the mountains, spectacularly located.

Argentina is a country of astounding geographical variety and grand, sweeping landscapes – typified by the dramatic peaks of the Andes and the high, desolate plains of Patagonia. The entire country is studded with natural wonders such as the Iguazu Falls, the world’s biggest waterfall, or the immense Glacier Perito Moreno that can’t fail to beguile the visitor.

Naturally, amidst all this natural beauty there are a range of fantastic outdoor pursuits and activities to take part in. Rainforest ecotourism projects, riding ‘gaucho style’ on a horseback trek, or skiing in the Andes… the list is practically endless.

And better still, Argentina has one of the more favorable travelers’ economies, making it possible to travel further, do and see more, and generally get the most from this fabulous country. For students, backpackers and travelers on a budget, this makes Argentina an even more incredibly attractive location.

But most of all, Argentina is a relaxed and friendly country; its warm, welcoming and people love their football. And whether in the chic ‘milongas’ (tango events) of the cities or a tiny village bar, they love to party and generally have a good time - which is what really brings the country to life.