may learn about the different tourist destinations that
we find relevant through the different regions and provinces
The Northwestern part of the country is, mostly, a
mountaineous region with spectacular landscapes.
It stands, to the west, as an elevated plateau (of approximately
3800 m.a.s.l.), crossed by high mountain ranges. In its
central part there are gorges (such as the Humauaca Gorge)
of a huge slope. To the East, we find sierras that barely
exceed the 2000 metres, as a transition to the chaqueña
plain. The tourist Train to the Clouds (one of the highest
trains in the world), gives you the possibility of enjoying
these landscapes in an unparalleled way. In these mountains
you will find the contrast of the snow in the highest
peaks, and the red, violet and green colours of the living
rock. There are zones of forests with an important variety
of fauna carefully preserved in the national parks.
In this whole region you can find picturesque villages
lost in unparalleled natural scenaries.
The Río Hondo thermal baths are internationally
known due to its healing powers.
comprises two subregions: The chaqueña and the
The subregion of Chaco is a flat uniform wooded plain,
with a mostly subtropical climate.
The mesopotamia is surrounded by two big plentiful rivers:
the Paraná and the Uruguay. It has, in the province
of Misiones, rocky formations that break up the course
of the rivers giving birth to falls, rapids and cascades.
A spectacular example of this are the world famous Iguazu
Falls, declared World Natural Patrimony of the Humanity
by the UNESCO.
Moving southwards we find the littoral of the provinces
of Entre Ríos and Corrientes, with several beaches,
islands and suitable places for the practice of swimming
and water sports.
In both subregions we find rich varied fauna, especially
in the protected subtropical forest places in Misiones,
and the most temperate woods and parks of Corrientes and
We can also enjoy the thermal fountains existing in many
of contrasts. It is an arid mountaineous region (seat of
the highest peak of América, the Aconcagua), crossed
by plentiful rivers whose waters come down from the Andes
The man, through irrigation canals, took profit of this
resource and turn this region into a prosperous and quite
suitable place for the development of grapevines and the
subsequent elaboration of high quality wines, currently
known all around the world. Tourists can visit the numerous
wineries of this region.
In order to surmount the mountain ranges, the rivers make
its courses flow deeper and give birth to imposing gorges
such as the "Atuel Canyon" owner of a singular
colour and beauty.
The adventure tourism offers multiple alternatives such
as rafting, Andinism (mounts Aconcagua and Tupungato), trekking
and many others.
Winter sports are present in several ski centres, among
which Las Leñas valley stands out.
Thermal Fountains complete the tourist offer of this region.
This is a region of sierras with hills of medium height.
It comprises valleys, plains and plateaux called pampas
(of around 1000 m.a.s.l.) crossed by several rivers and
streams suitable for the practice of swimming. It has a
great tourist porential reflected in a large quantity of
cities and tourist villages that take profit from the possibilities
of this zone.
This place is very appropriate for adventure tourism and
the practice of water sports for the region has several
artificial water courses (originated by dams).
It has a low humidity, and very healthy microlimate with
proved therapeutic values.
In its geography you can find the second most important
population settlement of the country (after Buenos Aires),
the modern and pushing city of Córdoba.
This whole region is mostly plain, only interrupted
by the sierras of Tandil (500 m.a.s.l.) and those of Ventana
This region is quite appropriate for the agricultural
and cattle breeding activities, for it comprises huge
areas used for the sowing of seeds and the breeding of
Its tourist potential is mainly reflected in the great
metropolis of Buenos Aires, industrial and commercial
pole of Argentina, which displays an intense cultural
activity concentrated in its cinemas, pubs, theatres,
musical shows, shoppings, and all kinds of attractions
for the tourist.
Besides, it posseses a rich historic past reflected in
its buildings of French, Italian and Classical architectural
style; as well as in its numberless museums.
Appart from Buenos Aires there are several tourist cities,
built mainly on the borders of the Atlantic Ocean. Right
from the populated Mar del Plata to the exclusive Pinamar
and Cariló beach resorts, we find the most varied
offer of tourist beaches in this region.
The offer is rounded out with the cities of Tandil and
Sierra de la Ventana, which offer serrain landscapes and
This a predominantly mountaineous region, alternated with
natural lakes, glaciers and woods. It posseses one of the
most spectacular landscapes in Argentina.
Several national parks, most of which can be visited, protect
its fauna and its landscape richness. Among them we can
mention the Lanín, Nahuel Huapi, Los Arrayanes, Los
Alerces, Puelo Lake, Francisco P. Moreno, The Glaciers and
Tierra del Fuego.
Many tourist destinations are visited by travellers from
all over the world, who among other attractions, can appreciate
enraptured one of the most beautiful glaciers in the world:
Perito Moreno Glacier.
This is an excellent place for the adventure tourism, for
it includes numberless possibilities for the practice of
trekking, rafting, Alpinism, mountain byke, horseback riding,
etc.; added to possibility of practising water sports in
its numberless water courses.
Modern boats take you across the lacustrine sorroundings
in varied excursions.
In its southernmost part, Tierra del Fuego, you can sail
along the southermost continental canals and reach the Antártida.
It has several winter centres ideal for the practice of
skiing, among which Chapelco and Cerro Catedral stands out;
and thermal centres such as Copahue.
The Extra-andean Patagonia is the eastern zone bounded
by the Atlantic Ocean. it is also called the Patagonic
plateau, for it posseses a very special landscape consisting
of high plains, valleys, ravines and sierras. To the South,
It has a cold arid climate just interrupted by some agricultural
oasis developed by men.
Its tourist attractions are mainly located on the north
of this region and consists of the richness of its sea
fauna (sea woolves and elephants, penguins and the southern
Franca whale, among others); and its northern beaches,
which display cliffs of about 30 metres, suitable for
the practice of swimming due to the nice temperature of
its waters. Scuba diving is another important attraction
of the zone..