Argentina... A diverse land
Within its vast geography, and with an area of 3.800.000 square kilometres, the tourist possibilities of Argentina are numberless. With all the climates and geographical varieties, our country ranges from the subtropical forest in the northeast, with its plentiful flora and fauna; the numberless beaches over the Atlantic; the cultural and economic pole that is reflected in the city of Buenos Aires; to the wonderful Patagonia, with its lakes, woods, and glaciers, together with the possibility of knowing the Antartida eternal ice lands. Among all these wonder, there are particularly remarkable zones to be visited by the tourist, zones that are impossible to miss. This section is devoted to stand out what we consider to be the most important zones.
Buenos Aires and its Roundabouts
The city of Buenos Aires, one of the most important ones in Latin America, is a great cosmopolitan and many-sided metropolis. With its evident universal influence, this city astonishes the tourist. It is the capital of the Argentine Republic and the vital bond of the nation. As long as European arquitecture is concerned, many streets recall those of Paris. Its numberless museums, exposition and comference centres, art galleries, cinemas and theatres with high level national and international spectacles are witnesses of its important cultural life.
Declared "World Natural Patrimony of the Humanity" by the UNESCO, the Iguazu Falls are a sublime spectacle. They are located within a wild uncultivated setting sorrounded by subtropical vegetation. Its 275 falls, some of them with more than 70 metres of height, make up a world of cascades that fall with such a strength that give birth to clouds of little atomized drops, in which the sun light decomposes in spectacular rainbows.
This geographical accident, one hour far from the city of Puerto Madryn, is the principal centre of sea fauna in Argentina, due to its diversity and abundace. Here you can watch: southern franca whales, orcas, sea woolves and elephants, penguins and a great variety of sea birds. The zone of Península Valdés and its roundabouts are, moreover, suitable for the practice of nautical activities and, especially, for scuba diving. Its long beaches with transparent waters and imposing cliffs offer the tourist a landscape of striking beauty.
Perito Moreno Glacier
It is located within The Glaciers National Park and was declared "World Natural Patrimony of the Humanity". Its front covers 5 kilómetres and it has almost 80 metres of hight above sea level. Ice blocks of different sizes are constantly coming off the glacier and falling into the waters of the Argentine lake causing astounding sounds and impressive waves over the surface, turning this moment into an unforgettable spectacle. This glacier is one of the few ones in the world that is in constant development. Several lacustrine and terrestrial excursions can be done, and even it is posible to walk on its surface being in close contac with the glacier ice, meeting its inner peaks and ponds. Within the park, located at 80 km. from the locality of El Calafate, the tourist can visit other nearby glaciers and take part in varied activities.