Here under Argentina, you will find travel information classified by city or region of Argentina, as well as general information.
Occupying almost an entire half of South America, Argentina is the world's 8th largest country, covering an area of 1 million square miles. Natural attractions are numerous: mountains, deserts or waterfalls; Buenos Aires is a travel base and an interesting city.
The six major areas of Argentina are:
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Cuyo and the Andean Northwest: around the Andes mountains, volcanic cones and saltwater lakes.
Mesopotamia and the Northeast: Mesopotamia is a large plain, with large wetland areas. Misiones is an area in the mountains and forest; this is where you'll find Iguacu Falls.
The Chaco: a very dry region in the west
The Pampas: fertile plains; Buenos Aires and beautiful beaches are in thais region
Patagonia and the Lake District: valleys and snow in the southern Andes
Tierra del Fuego: Land of Fire, group of islands with the Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego, and many other islands; plains, forests and glaciers
Did you know that the largest dinosaur was discovered in Argentina? The Argentinosaurus huinculensis is over 40m long and 18m high. The Spaniards conquered Argentina in the mid 1500s and Argentina gained its independence in the early 1800s. Argentina is the world's 8th largest country occupying almost an entire half of South America. Argentina stretches approximately 3500km from Bolivia to the tip of South America. Argentina has great cities, awesome landscapes and a rich cultural heritage. Argentina has an area of 2.8 million sq km. The population of Argentina is over 40.3 million and the capital is Buenos Aries. The top cities in Argentina are Bariloche, Buenos Aires, Córdoba, Mendoza and Ushuaia. Argentineans celebrate a variety of festivals throughout the year. Popular festivals include the Buenos Aires Tango, the Carnaval, the Día de la Tradición, the Día de Virgen de Luján, the Eisteddfod, the Festival and Mundial de Tango, the Festival Nacional de la Cerveza, the Festival Nacional del Folklore, the Fiesta Nacional de la Vendimia and the Marcha del Orgullo Gay. Patagonia, a popular tourist attraction, is best during the summer. June to October is the ski season.
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The six major areas of Argentina include Cuyo and the Andean Northwest, Mesopotamia and the Northeast, the Chaco, the Pampas, Patagonia and the Lake District, and Tierra del Fuego. Cuyo and the Andean Northwest lie around the Andes Mountains, with volcanic cones and saltwater lakes. Mesopotamia is a large plain, with large wetland areas. Misiones is an area in the mountains and forest, where the magnificent Iguacu Falls is located. The Chaco is a very dry region in the west. The Pampas are fertile plains. Buenos Aires and beautiful beaches are in this region. Patagonia and the Lake District have valleys and snow in the southern Andes. Tierra del Fuego is also known as the land of fire. There are groups of islands with the Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego, and several other islands, plains, forests and glaciers.
It’s great to sail along the Beagle Channel through the mystical islands of Tierra del Fuego. Buenos Aires has it all: fashion, food, soccer, tango and great nightlife. Carolina, a former mining town, has caves, great scenery and rock paintings. Córdoba offers fine dining, art galleries and colonial architecture. El Chaltén is a fascinating mountain town on the way to the Fitz Roy Range. Chos Malal is full of volcanoes and hot spring geysers all the way to Mendoza. Glacier Perito Moreno offers great visuals of the mighty river of ice into Lago Argentino. Travelers love to experience the roar and drenching mist at Iguazú Falls, South America's greatest spectacle. Mendoza offers big mountains, great nightlife and wine tours. The Reserva Provincial Esteros del Iberá has caimans, capybaras and ornithology. Parque Provincial Ischigualasto has dinosaur fossils from the Triassic Era, and magnificent rock formations. San Antonio de Areco is a typical gaucho town in Argentina. The Lake District offers beautiful scenery, and opportunities for skiing and hiking. Valles Calchaquíes has serene villages, brick houses, green landscapes and cultural riches.