Reasons to Visit Argentina

Argentina attracts thousands of visitors every year. Here are some reasons why you should travel to Argentina, including wine, food, and natural beauty.

Iguazú Falls

The term “Iguazú” means “great waters” in the Guarani language. The falls were established in 1984 as a Natural World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Along with Nahuel Huapi National Park in Patagonia, Iguazú Falls is among the most frequented tourist sites in Argentina, and for good reason. Visitors can enjoy the awe-inspiring views of the falls along with tours, treks, and water sports at the falls’ base.

Ushuaia Winter Sports

Ushuaia is located on the southern coast of Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego and offers abundant opportunities to enjoy its rich culture, history, and natural beauty. Sports enthusiasts can play in the winter wonderlands of Glacier El Martial and Cerro Castor areas and go skiing, sledding, and snowboarding. Nature and wildlife lovers can catch a glimpse of local birds, penguins, seals, and orcas that colonize the islands in the Beagle Channel. Art lovers can take in the Biennial of Contemporary Art at the End of the World, which has been hosted in Ushuaia since 2007.​

Shopping in Palermo Soho

Beautiful boutique shops line the streets of Palermo Soho, a hub of the relentlessly creative design district in Buenos Aires. Be prepared for long strolls interrupted by halting stops to gawk at window designs. The shops have everything from high-end shoes and belts, chic skirts, and dresses to glittery custom jewelry and stylish jeans. There also seems to be a custom shoe store around every corner in Palermo Soho, all filled with unique designs. Palermo also has dozens of cafes, bars, and restaurants catering to nearly every palate. You won’t go hungry in this part of Argentina.

Festivals in Argentina

A country that always takes an opportunity to celebrate, Argentina has many different kinds of festivals. Buenos Aires is a host to festivals throughout the year including the Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Film (BAFICI); Fashion Buenos Aires which celebrates fashion in a week-long event twice a year; La Rural, the nation’s two-week farm fair and gaucho festival; and a gay pride parade. There are festivals celebrating art, music, and the tango as well. Jujuy celebrates the “Semana de Jujuy” when the usually quiet city comes alive for a week of partying to celebrate its founding. In Villa General Belgrano (near Córdoba), Oktoberfest is celebrated during the first two weeks of October with an enormous beer festival that celebrates German culture.

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