Officially the Argentine Republic, Argentina is located in the southeast region of South America. The country shares a land border with Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil, Uruguay and Chile. It also shares a maritime border with the South Atlantic Ocean.
Argentina is surrounded by breath-taking natural wonders dotted across many of its popular cities. When planning a holiday in Argentina, travellers find many options on what to see and where to go. Here are the six tourist regions in Argentina that should not be missed:
Buenos Aires – The capital city and most visit city in Argentina, Buenos Aires’ tourism has been growing in popularity. Often described as the “Paris of South America”, Buenos Aires boasts of stylish architecture, gourmet cuisine, bustling nightlife and chic shopping. Some of the most popular tourist sites in Buenos Aires include the Montserrat and San Telmo neighbourhoods, Plaza de Mayo, Catedral Metopolitana, Casa de la Cultura, Palacio Barolo and the Plaza del Congreso.
Córdoba – A unique region with its interesting mix of traditional and modern, it is also considered to be one of the most important economic centres of Argentina. Córdoba is popular among tourists for its interesting mix of modern and traditional features. Visitors can find themselves in charming little towns full of historical antiques and colonial monuments. Some of the more popular tourist sites in Córdoba include the Sierras de Córdoba, Pampas plains and several Jesuit estancias – large cattle ranches that are all national historic monuments and listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Cuyo – Composed of the La Rioja, Mendoza, San Juan and San Luis provinces, Cuyo is a region with snow-topped volcanoes and a vast wilderness stretching from the Andes mountain range to the steppe foothills. The more popular tourist destinations in Cuyo include the Aconcagua and the Ischigualasto - Talampaya Natural Parks, which is home to the Talampaya River Canyon and Ischigualasto also know as “Valle de Luna” or Moon Valley. The many farms and wineries found in this region make up the Wine Road stretching through La Rioja, Mendoza and San Juan.
The North – Composed of the Catamarca, Jujuy, Salta, Santiago del Estero and Tucumán provinces, The North region boasts of an area that has roots in pre-Columbian cultures. In this valley, travellers can find themselves immersed in the old village ruins as well as forts and constructions that date as far back to the Conquest and Colonization periods. Some of the more popular tourist destinations in The North include the Quebrada de Humahuaca, Calchaquí Valleys, Pucará de Tilcara and the Train to the Clouds, which offers an interesting and striking view of the Salta province.
Litoral – Composed of the Chaco, Corrientes, Entre Ríos, Formosa, Misiones and Santa Fe provinces, the region of Litoral features a landscape of vast rivers, humid tropics and a virgin forest that is home to many important flora and fauna. The most interesting and possibly most popular tourist destination in this region would be the Iguazú Falls, one of the world’s most beautiful and natural wonders. Other interesting sites to visit include the Iguazú National Park, the many ancient Jesuit mission ruins near Posadas, the El Palmar National Park and the Esteros del Iberá.
Patagonia – Composed of the Chubut, La Pampa, Neuquén, Río Negro, Santa Cruz and Tierra del Fuego provinces, Patagonia is home to many popular tourist destinations. Some of the more well-known tourist spots include the Los Glaciares National Park, the Ushuaia, Bariloche, Punta Tombo, Peninsula Valdés and the Santa Cruz Province. Whale watching in Puerto Madryn is also popular among tourists.
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