Punta Tombo is home to one of the largest colonies of Magellanic penguins in South America. During nesting season (September-March) the beach is a-waddle with some 500,000 birds. Keep your eyes open for the other black and white residents of the area – killer whales.
A trip to Argentina isn’t complete without experiencing the national dish:
From the blindingly white flats of the Salinas
Buenos Aires offers all kinds of modern, gourmet, and international dining, but for a true local’s experience, seek out the
Argentine Patagonia is studded with pristine alpine lakes of every shade, from jade green to icy blue to deep sapphire. Trek to iconic Laguna de
Cerro Castor, in Tierra del Fuego National Park, doesn’t have the fame of Las Leñas or Cerro Catedral – and that’s part of its appeal. With fantastic powder and few crowds, this gem of a resort is worth the journey to (almost) the ends of the earth.
Argentina’s Mendoza region is famous for award-winning wineries surrounded by snowy Andean peaks. But if you want to sample wine grown at the highest elevation in the world, head to the Calchaqui Valley in the Northwest, where you’ll find vineyards at a dizzying 9,842ft (3,000m).
Argentina is a country of immigrants, and there are traces of international influence everywhere. When you’re sipping tea and sampling cakes at a Welsh teahouse in Trelew, or drinking German beer in the Bavarian-style hamlet of La Cumbresita, you might forget you’re in South America for a moment.
This dry lakebed in San Juan Province gets winds of more than 75mph (120kph), perfect for the thrilling sport of
There’s more to Argentine dance than tango. In the North, gauchos take the floor at boisterous folk music parties that blend Spanish and indigenous traditions. Spectators are highly encouraged to join in.
Whether you want to tackle a Class-IV rapid, kayak around a serene alpine lake, or do a wreck dive off the coast, we know where to go.
From a formal penal colony to a thriving penguin colony, Tierra del Fuego is steeped in history and rugged natural beauty. Insider Steph reveals her top experiences.
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