Places in Iguazú Falls & the Northeast
Along the Río Paraná
The mighty Paraná, the continent’s second-longest river at 4000km (after the Amazon at 6405km), dominates the geography of Northeast Argentina. The cities along it have their town centers a sensible distance above the shorelines of this flood-prone monster, but have a costanera (riverbank) that’s the focus of much social life.
Boom times are back for Rosario, birthplace of both the Argentine flag and ‘Che’ Guevara, and an important river port. The derelict buildings of the long costanera (riverbank) have been converted into galleries, restaurants and skate parks, and the river beaches and islands buzz with life in summer.
Along the Río Uruguay
The second of the two great rivers that converge above Buenos Aires to form the Río de la Plata, the Uruguay divides the country of the same name from Argentina, and also forms part of the border with Brazil. Bridges provide access to these neighbors, whose influences have blended with those of indigenous and immigrant groups in the area.
Tours and activities
Tips and articles
Buenos Aires' best scoop: an Argentine ice cream taste-off
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Buenos Aires by bike
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Secret suppers: Buenos Aires' closed-door restaurants
Started by enterprising chefs who began opening up their homes to cash in on the tourism boom during the post-2001 economic crisis, puertas cerradas (closed-door restaurants) are somewhere between a private dinner par...
Cerveza artesanal: a hop head's guide to craft beer in Argentina
Think of Argentina and, along with tango, beef and Boca Junior football club, a glass of Malbec might well come to mind...