The perfect place for the fans of extreme sports and good wine. The views in this region of Argentina are beautiful and embrace Aconcagua, the highest mountain in America (only losing to the Himalayas).
Back to sharpening your senses, it is now time to talk about taste. I share with you my latest gastronomic findings in Buenos Aires.
When we talk about Iguassu Falls, it is not possible to know it all in one weekend: one half is in Brazil and the other half is in Argentina, each one run by different companies and with different attractions. Both deserve a visit for being completely different. One day on each side is enough to know the basic, four days is perfect for a complete experience in the two countries.
Adrenalin hits you down the rapids and increases, followed by a wave of terror when you see where the bath is going to be. I had already done this tour, but not in this waterfall, neither with this amount of water!
There are many options to spend New Year’s Eve: New York, Paris, Rio de Janeiro… all very interesting, but I will tell you a little about the New Year’s Eve I spent in Aconcagua.
El Chaltén, a newly-founded village due to territory issues with Chile, is growing fast because of tourism. Less than 30 years old, it is the newest town in Argentina. It intends to be the new Bariloche with ski resorts in the winter, trekking, climbing and mountain bike in the summer. It is considered the trekking capital for receiving sportspeople searching for adventure on the two toughest mountains in the world: Fitz Roy and Torre.
Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world, is another place to have a good time at great hotels and restaurants – the tourists feel much welcome and there are lots of duty-free shops in the main street. The best thing is to have a little adventure in between.
I spent a few days in Buenos Aires, and as I have been there before, this time I could sharpen my smell and taste in aromatic and gastronomic places. Argentina is still one of the best places in the world to eat meat, and going to places filled with aromas that stir one’s senses was amazing.
The first destination for visitors to El Chaltén, Perito Moreno, Torres del Paine and many other attractions at Parque Nacional de Los Glaciares – due to the airport and good structure to welcome tourists. El Calafate is cozy but with lots of adventure, the weather is warm during the day and very cold at night. It is a great place to eat parrillas, empanadas, sweets and ice cream.
In northern El Calafate you find Laguna Nimez; the city on one side and Lago Argentino on the other. What you can do fun here is take pictures, ride a bike, go horseback riding and go for a walk. You can go around the lagoon and along the lake.