If you ever dreamed of dancing tango, then you probably dreamed of traveling to Argentina. More than a century ago, in the La Boca district, at El Caminito, this dance was born, a dance that would conquer the world with its sensuality and elegance. The country of the six continents, as it is called due to the unique geographic diversity, Argentina will mesmerise you from the very first steps.
Name: Republic of Argentina
Capital: Buenos Aires
Location: in South America, bordering Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil, Uruguay, Atlantic Ocean, Chile
Currency: Peso – ARS
Argentina has a flourishing history and culture. Buenos Aires is the main urban center, and las pampas is the land of gauchos. The northwest reminds of the colonial times, while the famous Cuyo area is famous for its vineyards. The Patagonia Sea reminds of the geographic discoveries era, and the legendary Tierra del Fuego is synonymous with the “end of the earth”.
Also known as Reina del Plata (the queen of Plata), Buenos Aires is the largest metropolis in South America. Attractions include sporting events: football matches at La Bombonera’s famous La Boca neighbourhood football stadium, tango lessons on Caminito Street, shows and specific tours, cultural tours and architecture of the historic center (Colon Theater, Plaza de Mayo, Casa Rosada Avenida 9 de Julio) alongside other charming neighborhoods: San Telmo, Palermo, Puerto Madeiro or Recoleta.
Approximately 1 million liters of water fall every minute. Deafening noise is heard from miles away. The most spectacular section of the waterfall is The Devil’s Throat, which consists of 14 small waterfalls, and casts volatile splashing powder. Once you have finished admiring the waterfall, you can visit the parks that shelter countless species of animals and birds.
The Perito Moreno Glacier is situated in Los Glaciares National Park. The enormous pressure of tones of snow compresses the already existing ice, giving it a distinct blue tint. The Perito Moreno glacier is one of the 48 that are part of the Patagonian Glacier System and it is a must see once you arrived in Argentina.
The famous Valdes Peninsula is one of the most remarkable natural spots that offers protection to many endangered animal species and is in the UNESCO World Heritage since 1999. The peninsula, connected to the continent by Isthmus Carlos Ameghino, has an area of 3,625 km². Here, between the months of May and December, the whales can be admired, as they swim very close to the shore.
Ushuaia is surrounded by steep mountains with snow-covered peaks, and bordered by a vast expanse of unexplored nature: it is hard to imagine a more spectacular landscape for the southernmost city of the planet. Among the points of interest in Ushuaia are the historic old town district and the Presidio and Maritime Museums.