Top 5 Tourist Spots in Argentina

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Argentina is a South American country, which is the 8th largest in the world. Argentina is also the second largest country in South America and the largest Spanish-speaking one. The country features unspoiled forests, picturesque countryside, and mountainous regions. If you want to visit this beautiful Spanish country anytime soon, these are the best spots to check out during your vacation:

1. Mendoza

Mendoza is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Argentina. It is the Latin America’s largest wine production region! Mendoza features dozens of wineries and vineyards that can be toured. The beautiful landscape is also the perfect spot for outdoor activities including horseback riding, river rafting, and hiking. Because Mendoza is near the Aconcagua, the highest mountain in Latin America, you can go on a tour and check out the stunning sights! Also, don’t miss out Mendoza’s main square, the Independence plaza. This is the best spot to enjoy local eats, visit museums, and go sightseeing!

2. El Calafate

El Calafate is located in Santa Cruz Province in Patagonia. The region used to be a sleepy town that recently transformed into a tourist destination after the Los Glaciares National Park was build. This town offers access to various attractions including the Perito Moreno Glacier, which is renowned for its thrilling ice breaks. El Calafate is packed with nice restaurants, souvenir stores, and hotels. If the idea of watching ice breaks or visiting the national park is not your cup of tea, you can simply take a leisurely walk all over the town and take in the sights.

3. Los Glaciares

The Glaciers National Park or Los Glaciares is located in the Santa Cruz Province of the Patagonia region. It is home to some of the world’s most precious natural wonders! If you love outdoor activities or nature tours, this is the best place to start! The park’s main attraction is the largest ice cap outside of Antarctica and Greenland (Argentina claims sovereignty over part of Antarctica). The ice cap is located on the south of the park.

The advancing and retreating cycles of the glaciers create spectacular ice breaks and thunderous booms. Gargantuan blocks of ice break away and crash into the lakes, causing enormous splashes. Over the northern section of the park is the beautiful mountainous region of Mount Fitz Roy. Hiking and mountain climbing are offered in this region.

4. Buenos Aires

Colorful, seductive, and pulsating with activities, Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina and is one of Latin America’s largest cities. Buenos Aires is known for its fabulous sights, shopping hubs, gourmet restaurants and wild nightlife. This is, after all, the birthplace of the tango dance! This vibrant city features several districts called barrios. The most popular barrios among tourists are the Microcentro and the San Telmo. The Microcentro barrio is home to the Obelisco, a historic monument while San Telmo is famous for its street dancing and multicolored architecture.

5. Iguazu Falls

Iguazu Falls is one of the world’s most recognizable natural wonders. Located on the border between Argentina and Brazil, the Iguazu River features several waterfalls surrounded by lush, tropical forest teeming with exotic wildlife. The Iguazu National Park protects this spectacular natural wonder along with the wildlife. Boat rides are available for rent to get a closer look at the falls. There are also walkways all over the park for sightseers.