Where to go

Argentina

An overview of where to go and what's on offer in Argentina...

Argentina - Buenos Aires
Argentina - Buenos Aires

From a geographical point of view, Argentina, as the 8th largest country on the planet, is also one of the least densely populated. Around 30% of the population of 40 million lives in the capital, Buenos Aires. On top of this, the next 4 major cities then account for the next 5 million or so. This leaves around 14 million spread out through the remaining towns and cities of Argentina.

With inhospitable places such as the Tierra del Fuego and the arid Patagonian steppe to contend with, it is no wonder that there still remain many areas of the country that are still to be anything more than pristine wilderness.

This lack of people and diversity of habit, from rainforest to frozen fjord lands and high Andean plateaus to ravaged Atlantic coastlines, make this a unique destination to visit. From the cultural melting pot that is Buenos Aires, to the spectacular sights of El Calafate and Iguazu falls, Argentina is a destination that holds pretty much anyone’s attention.

With such a wide spread of interests and cultures it can be a bit of a process in the first place to decide what can and can’t be done. In the information we have put together in this section, we hope that you will get some sort of idea for what it is that you are after.

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    Top destinations in Argentina:

    El Calafate and El Chalten - Monte Fitz Roy

    El Calafate and El Chalten

    Possibly the most famous area of Argentina, El Calafate, and the neighbouring El Chalten, sit right on the edge of the Southern Ice Field, the second largest body of ice on the planet. Recently the area has seen a huge surge in interest (... More...

    Our top five hotel recommendations for Argentina:

    1. Aguas Arriba Lodge - External View

      Aguas Arriba Lodge

      One of the most special places in Argentinian Patagonia, Aguas Arriba Lodge is a remote mountain lodge offering guaranteed peace and isolation. With views of hanging glaciers and the impressive Mount Fitz Roy from its windows, it’s an idyllic spot for relaxing and doing some superb walking.

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    2. Algodon Mansion - Bedroom

      Algodon Mansion

      Located just 3 blocks from Recoleta Cemetery, the Relais & Chateaux Algodon Mansion oozes class without too much exuberance and so retaining a welcoming and relaxed ambience. There are plenty of in-house facilities to enjoy once all the city sightseeing activities are over. It is hard to fault... More...

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    3. Alvear Palace Hotel - outside

      Alvear Palace Hotel

      The Alvear Palace Hotel is one of the truly old world hotels in the capital, and is a Buenos Aires institution, and rightly so. With its high levels of service and marble covered foyer it is still one of the best places in the capital to spend a few nights if you are looking for this lavish feel.... More...

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    4. Belmond Hotel das Cataratas - Falls view

      Belmond Hotel das Cataratas

      Owned and managed by the superb Belmond chain, Hotel das Cataratas is the only alternative to the Melia Hotel that has views to the falls themselves. Being on the Brazilian side means that, arguably, the views themselves are even better than from the Argentine side and so, it is logical, that the... More...

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    5. Bohemia Hotel Boutique - Lounge

      Bohemia Hotel Boutique

      The Bohemia Hotel Boutique is a small town house, set a few blocks to the north of the main square and is perfect for those looking to have more of a B&B feel to their stay in the city. Still featuring a small swimming pool and great little garden, this is a much more friendly way of visiting... More...

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