7 places that nobody should miss in Argentina

Argentina is popular for its tango, its world-class meats and wines and, of course, for the charming Buenos Aires. But this destination has much more to offer … from Argentine Patagonia and its glaciers, mountains and lakes, to one of the largest waterfalls in the world, beaches, sports, picturesque towns and a vibrant atmosphere. Here we present 7 of the places that nobody should miss in Argentina.

El Calafate – capital of the glaciers

Located in Argentine Patagonia, it has Perito Moreno, the most iconic glacier in the entire Los Glaciares National Park and famous for its imposing 70m high ice wall and the impressive ice breaker. On the way you can see lakes, cauliflower forests and other trees and wildlife, such as the red fox or the puma – if you’re lucky, of course. There are mini glacier hikes, for those looking for adventure.


Located on the Beagle Channel, Ushuaia is the largest city in Tierra del Fuego, the southernmost tip of the Earth. From here you leave to explore Antarctica, but there are many other activities to enjoy in and around Ushuaia, from winter sports, such as skiing, fishing and hiking, sea kayaking and visits to a penguin colony, to gourmet experiences in the same city.


Salta has part of the best preserved colonial heritage in the country. Its Spanish architectural style can be seen in iconic buildings such as the Cathedral, the Municipality and the National University, as well as in squares and cobbled streets. It is a perfect city to explore on foot, but visitors can also take the cable car to the top of Mount San Bernardo for a panoramic view.

Puerto Madryn and the Valdés Peninsula

Located in the New Gulf, where the southern right whale lives, Puerto Madryn is the starting point to explore the Valdés Peninsula. It is an especially ideal destination for nature lovers, offering not only magnificent opportunities to watch whales (ideal in September-October), but also excursions to the Magellanic penguin colony in the Punta Tombo Nature Reserve (180km to the south) and a variety of birds and marine species in the Valdés Peninsula.

Iguazu waterfalls

Considered a New Wonder of the World and one of the largest waterfalls on the planet. The star attraction is the Devil’s Throat – the name says it all – but jungle tours are also offered to explore the local flora and fauna. There are luxury lodging options for a good rest after experiencing the spectacular force of nature up close.

Mendoza: Wine tourism

It produces almost two-thirds of Argentina’s wine and also offers spectacular views of the snow-capped Andes as a visual backdrop for its many vineyards. The best strains in this region are Malbec, Tempranillo, Torrontes and Chardonnay. There are lodging and food options for all tastes, as well as made-to-measure wine tours.

Buenos Aires

And, of course, Buenos Aires, one of the most attractive cities in South America, not only for its vibrant cultural scene, but also for its barbecue grills, horse races, wine tastings, parks and many charming neighborhoods, such as La Recoleta and Palermo. And, in any case, a visit to Buenos Aires is not complete without giving a chance to tango.

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