Argentina Travel Tips
By ~ Eric-Sheets
A trip to Argentina can start in the most unassuming of places-a stroll through wine country known as Mendoza, a bike ride through the tango capital Buenos Aires, or perhaps a boat ride at the imposing Iguazu Falls-but take you to the far ends of the world known as Patagonia.
A trip to Argentina can start in the most unassuming of places – a stroll through wine country known as Mendoza, a bike ride through the tango capital Buenos Aires, or perhaps a boat ride at the imposing Iguazu Falls – but take you to the far ends of the world known as Patagonia. There are large distances to cover if you plan on gaining a comprehensive understanding of Argentina’s geographical, natural, and cultural personalities. Through it all, these tips are worth keeping in mind for a journey you won’t soon forget.
• Leave Your Worries in the Snow: If you are looking for more than sea and surf on your trip to South America, then keep in mind the many ski opportunities in Argentina in particular. The areas around San Juan de Bariloche in the central region right next to Chile are prime for getting your fill of adventure. The steep Andes mountains make for great adrenaline rushes whether you wish to ski or hike in the scenic, snowy landscapes. One of our favorite base hotels in this area is the Hotel Llao Llao.
• Visit the Traslasierra Valley for Guaranteed Sun: Nobody wants rain and clouds to dominate their holiday photos or memories. Stop by the countryside Traslasierra Valley in the Cordoba province to be sure that it is always sunny wherever you go. Beautiful haciendas pave the way for you to go horseback riding, hiking, and do other activities, but one of the main charms in this region is also to just sit back and relax.
• Surprise Your Taste Buds: In Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, an experience you should not miss out on is a visit to a closed door restaurant, in Spanish known as “puertas cerradas.” These restaurants vary in their styles-some have many tables and some just a few, some have fixed menus while others are a la carte, some might be lavish but others are simple and homestyle, some serve only Argentine food while others take influence from regions around the world-and it is particularly these kinds of varied details that make dining at these establishments such a delightful pleasure.
• Walk up to a Growing Glacier: While much of the world is changing due to adjusting global climates, there are still 3 glaciers in Patagonia (South America’s far south) that are still growing, and the Perito Moreno Glacier is one of them. The face of this ancient, icy body is more than 3 miles wide, where pieces regularly calve into Lake Argentino. The adventurous can even trek across its surface!