Jan 10, 2009

Top Ten natural beauties in Argentina

Argentina is a very huge country, and one thing that I can say about my country is that the natural diversity is wide. There are many natural beauties that are worth the visit and I want to show them, so
I made my top ten natural beauties to visit in Argentina:

1-Cataratas del Iguazu (Iguazu Falls): The Cataratas del Iguazú are located in the Misiones province, the Falls are formed by 275 jumps up to 70 m high, fuelled by the flow of the river Iguazu. Devil's Throat is the most important jump and is accessed via train that runs for this purpose within the National Park. Then they must walk over a footbridge on the Iguazu River.

2-Glaciar Perito Moreno: The Perito Moreno Glacier is a glacier located in the Los Glaciares National Park in the south west of Santa Cruz province. The Perito Moreno Glacier is one of only three Patagonian glaciers that are not retreating. Periodically the glacier advances over the L-shaped "Lago Argentino" ("Argentine Lake") forming a natural dam which separates the two halves of the lake when it reaches the opposite shore. It is one of the most important tourist attractions in the Argentine Patagonia.

3-Lake Nahuel Huapi: Nahuel Huapi Lake is a lake of the lake region of northern Patagonia between the provinces of Río Negro and Neuquén. It is of Glacial origin and it is located within the Nahuel Huapi National Park, it has a surface of 529 km².

4-Ischigualasto-Valle de la Luna (Moon Valley): Ischigualasto Provincial Park , or Moon Valley is certainly one of the most spectacular wonders that our country gives us. Located in the northwestern province of San Juan, in the department of Valle de San Agustin Fértil, located in a region that millions of years ago was a lake with abundant vegetation prone to the life of different species of vertebrates. Today, the desert climate is one of the characteristics of the place, with little rain that usually occurs in summer, strong winds and extreme temperatures.

5-Aconcagua: The Cerro Aconcagua is the highest mountain in the Americas, and the highest mountain outside Asia. It is located in the Andes mountain range, in the province of Mendoza.

6-Peninsula Valdes: Few places offer so much to observe animals in their natural habitat: the gigantic and famous southern right whale, sea lions and elephant seals, penguins, birds, guanacos and other species. So huge is its wildlife that the Unesco declared this place as Human Pratimony.

7- Cerro de los Siete Colores (Seven Colours Hills): The Cerro de los Siete Colores are located in the village of Purmamarca, portal to the Quebrada de Humahuaca in the province of Salta. A beautiful mountain that has tha particularity of having seven colours beacause of the different minerals that compose it.

8-Esteros del Iberá: The Ibera natural Reserve is located in the province of Corrientes, in the northeast of Argentina, the ecosystem known as Esteros del Iberá has its name beacause of the Ibera lagoon located in the Eastern center of this immense system of humedals. The estuaries of the Ibera wetlands are one of the richest biodiversity on our planet.

9-Tilcara: The Cardón is part of the vegetation found in La Quebrada de Humahuaca, grows only at high altitude and it is also characteristic of the area of the Puna. Tilcara is also in the province of Salta and it is a great place to visit.

10-Parque Nacional El Palmar: El Palmar was created in 1966 with the basic objective of protecting one of the last "palmares" of Yatay, that until late last century, thrived on the east of Entre Rios. Also extends its protection to other areas of significant natural heritage such as gallery forest and xerophilous mounts.

These are only a few of the many natural beauties Argentina has, I hope you all have enjoyed the post.


  1. I love those pictures!
    I never been to Argentina.
    In Indonesia, we do have some soap opera from Argentina and I can see so many nice places thru' the moveis.
    Very lovely country, would love to visit someday :)
    Have a nice day ^_^

  2. What a fantastic country :)

  3. Hi Scarlett, thanks for your comment, hope you can visit Argentina some day, there are many interesting sites to visit.

  4. Hi,Thomas, thanks for your comment. Hope yoy can come some day and visit Argentina.

  5. wow! the Moon Valley must be breath-taking! really nice pictures :-)

  6. Hi Claudia, yes The Moon Valley is an spectacular place, it is called Moon Valley beacause the place looks like a moon landscape.

  7. Your country is breathtakingly beautiful! It's on the top of my list of countries to visit in South America.

  8. Hi Angie, hope you can visit Argentina someday, you are going to have a nice time here!

  9. Thank you for your summary! We are in Palermo BA now Feb 13,2012. it has been pretty hot and we are reluctant to go to Iguazu Falls due to the heat and humidity, Instead we may go to either Calfante ( to visit the glaciers), SJ Barlioche ( to visit the lakes) or Puerto Madryn to see the wildlife... Is it very cold at the glaciers now ( we have no coats etc)? Will we need a car at Penisu to see the penguins?

    1. Hi Jay, The temperature at Calafate at this time of the year is between 18/20ºC. In Peninsula Valdez when you get there, you have many tours that take you to see the penguins, I really don't know how much they cost. Hope this information helps you. Enjoy.

  10. Hello Miguel,
    Thank you so much for the wonderful post! I am currently living in Santiago, Chile, and we have a 4 day weekend coming up at the end of this month. I would love to visit one of these places, but I know 4 days is not very long. Are any of these places easily accessible from an airport? (We are hoping to fly from Santiago to Argentina)

    1. Hi Sara,

      From Santiago, the nearest place would be the Aconcagua, you can take a flight to Mendoza and take a tour to the Aconcagua from there. The rest of the places you would have to go to Buenos Aires and take another flight. Hope this can help you and that you enjoy your trip.

  11. For me Talampaya should be included along with Valle de la Luna, afterall it is not too far from it. Breathtaking views and colours.


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