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Paso de la Patria

Introducing Paso de la Patria

This humid but appealingly laid-back riverside town 38km northeast of Corrientes is a popular summer and weekend destination for correntinos (people from Corrientes) and chaqueños (people from Chaco). It’s a sizable settlement stretching along the Río Paraná near its confluence with the Paraguay, but the population is small outside of high season.

The town’s raison d’être is fishing, with some monster dorado, surubí, pacú and more being tempted by flies and lures. It makes a pleasant stop for a while, and has the added bonus of a large number of houses available for short-term rental.

The main street is Rioja, which runs from the entrance to town down to the river, where it meets 25 de Mayo (which runs along the riverfront).

The tourist office (494400; www.pasodelapatriaturismoypesca.com; 25 de Mayo 425; 7am-9pm) is professional and helpful. Turn left from Rioja when you reach the riverfront, and it’s five blocks down on the left.