Introducing Southern Pampas
Spreading out from the capital, the pampas region extends south beyond the borders of Buenos Aires province and west into the province of La Pampa.
In the southern part of Buenos Aires province, the endlessly flat plain is punctuated by sierras, or hills. The Sierras de Tandil are ancient mountain ranges, worn to soft, low summits with heights that barely reach 500m. A little to the west, Sierra de la Ventana’s jagged peaks rise to 1300m, attracting hikers and climbers.
Further west again, in the province of La Pampa, are the modest granite boulders of Parque Nacional Lihué Calel.
The hillside towns of Tandil and Sierra de la Ventana offer outdoor activities and a relaxing country atmosphere, while La Pampa’s provincial capital of Santa Rosa is a decent resting point for overland travelers on their way west or south.