Top 12 Countries: Argentina

Cataratas do Iguaçu² - Much better

Iguazú Falls by flickr user Luiz Henrique Assunção

 

Argentina is a large country in the southern part of South America. The geography of this country varies so much that you can find mountains to ski on and penguins at the coast or in the valleys you can find vineyards. We think the bustling pace, the amazing food and wine culture, and the influence of sports on the culture make Argentina a top place to visit in 2012.

Sunrise in Mendoza

Mendoza by flickr user tony.bailey

5 Things to Do

  • Wine tour
  • Glaciers
  • Sports
  • Andes mountains
  • River delta

5 Places to See

Buenos Aires by flickr user Sebastián-Dario

Buenos Aires by flickr user Sebastián-Dario

 

Buenos Aires Large and in charge, this is the largest city in Argentina and the second largest in South America. The joy of this city comes from its delicious foods, high brow shopping, and never-ending night life. Mendoza On the other side of the Andes in what should be a desert, Mendoza is plush wine country. You can enjoy wine tours, cooking classes, or even horseback riding.

Upsala Glacier up Close

El Calafate by flickr user longhorndave

 

El Calafate El Calafate is the entrance to the Patagonia region where the glaciers are. You’ll want to take a bus or a boat ride to be able to explore the many differences in Argentina’s climate. Iguazú Falls Located near the border of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay, this UNESCO World Heritage site is at least twice as big as Niagara Falls. You can view the falls from trails, helicopter, or even by boat. With over 275 falls you’ll have plenty to see.

playa / mar del plata

Mar del Plata by flickr user everdaniel

 

Mar del Plata You can’t go to South America’s coast without seeing a beach. Mar del Plata is a very popular beach city because of its prime location. Make sure to get there early to avoid the crowds!

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