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Dream Destinations – Argentina

What’s the first thing you think about when you hear the word Argentina? Well, unless you are a seasoned traveler you may be struggling to think about something unless you go with something like Evita or Diego Maradona.

I can honestly admit that I felt exactly this way before doing a little research on this beautiful country. Sure, I knew that Buenos Aires is the capital but I wanted to find out much more about what this South American gem has to offer.

Here are my top 5 recommended things that I would love to see when exploring Argentina.

Iguazu Falls

iguazu

Just look at the sight of the Iguazu Falls! Visible from both Argentina and Brazil, this is one attraction that I would to visit to take some awesome pictures. I know that Niagara Falls and Victoria Falls are probably covered more in the media but looking at pictures alone of Iguazu surely has to put this into the same category as those two. I will save my final judgement until I am able to visit these spectacular falls for myself.

Glaciar Perito Moreno

Glaciar Perito Moreno

Located at the southern tip of South America in the Los Glaciares National Park, the Glaciar Perito Moreno is one of only three Patagonian glaciers still growing. An impressive tourist attraction that attracts visitors from around the world, hiking around this glacier is certainly an appealing attraction when visiting Argentina.

Quebrada de Humahuaca

The Quebrada de Humahuaca is a valley situated in the spectacular valley of the Rio Grande. A beautiful, yet rugged landscape, this valley provides a great opportunity for backpackers to explore the apparent unknown as they wander through local villages, meeting new folks along the way and learning about a hidden culture in the Camino Inca.

Plaza de Mayo – Buenos Aires

Plaza de Mayo

Plaza de Mayo is the main square in central Buenos Aires. Hosting a series of historic landmarks and architectural genius, this square plays host to locals and tourists alike as a relaxing central point to explore the rest of the Argentinian capital.

La Boca – Buenos Aires

La Boca

La Boca is another neighborhood in Buenos Aires that has a particularly unique feel to it with the very colorful building fronts highlighting this part of Argentina. A very European flavor is present here with many Italians finding this as a perfect locale to settle. A hot spot for tourists because of the colorful housing and streets but also because this is a stereotypical hub for Argentinian tango dancers to practice their moves.

***This post is part of the 2014 A to Z Blogging Challenge (#DreamDestinations #AtoZChallenge)***

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Richard Grainger

Wednesday 23rd of December 2015

Great article and Argentina is definitely on the Must Do list. Being a photographer, mount Fitz Roy and Torres de Paine National Park are at the forefront of my wanderlust. Brushing up on my Castellano Español right now.

Chris

Thursday 24th of December 2015

So many great natural attractions waiting to be explored Rick in Argentina! If you head down there before we do, you will definitely have to share some of your favorite shots with us! Merry Christmas to you and Fay and hope you both have a very Happy New Year!

Gabor Kovacs

Tuesday 8th of April 2014

I can happily say that we have been to all these five places that you recommended in this post, and they are really among the top beauties of this country, great selection! When we traveled around South America, Argentina was our favorite country, mostly because of the people we met there. Argentinean people are so friendly and I love their Spanish pronunciation!

Sammi

Wednesday 2nd of April 2014

I'm enjoying this challenge and seeing where everyone else came up with. When I think of Argentina I think of the Falklands !! Haha. Tho' in recent years there have been things that have made me want to visit there, too.

Chris

Wednesday 2nd of April 2014

Thanks for popping over to check out our posts, we really are enjoying following you in this challenge also! The last thing I recall about the Falklands was the recent dispute over who should have control over this and tensions were a little heated but it seems that may have blown over - now we can concentrate solely on the beautiful attractions that Argentina offers visitors such as the Patagonia region and Iguazu Falls!

Marta Kulesza

Wednesday 2nd of April 2014

You definitely missed out on el chalten! Perito Moreno and Ice trekking I recommend it to anyone who hasn't been yet! I found Buenos Airies uninspiring. I loved cities like quito, Rio de Janeiro or even Bogota more interesting, but that's just my personal taste. Great Post!

Chris

Wednesday 2nd of April 2014

Cheers Marta, El Chalten has been brought up by a few folks on these comments so I think this is one place that would be added to the bucket list for Argentina. I think certain cities around the world sometimes lack a certain cutting edge to make them stand out. Of course, I haven't visited Buenos Aires so can't comment on that specifically, but I hear what you are saying.

Contented Traveller

Wednesday 2nd of April 2014

Looking forward to go to Argentina even more now

Chris

Wednesday 2nd of April 2014

When are you guys planning on heading there? I always love hearing first hand experiences of people visiting places. Hope you have an absolute blast whenever you venture there, I am sure you will.