Top things to do

Top Choice Palace in Concepción del Uruguay

Palacio San José

Topped by twin towers and surrounded by elegant gardens, Justo José de Urquiza’s ostentatious pink palace is 33km west of Concepción. Set around an arched patio, with a walled garden out back, it was built partly to…
Top Choice Argentine in Colón

La Cosquilla del Ángel

Colón’s best restaurant combines elegant, romantic decor and service with a whimsical and unpretentious approach, particularly in the curiously named dishes and the intriguing restaurant name: The Angel’s Tickle. Ma…
Carnaval in Gualeguaychú

Carnaval de Gualeguaychú

Argentina's most atmospheric carnival converts the small town of Gualeguaychú into a one big party with over 1000 performers donning 70,000 colorful feathers. Make a stop here any weekend from mid-January to late Fe…
Argentine in Colón

Restaurant del Puerto

In a lovely old building near the river, this restaurant does tasty evening meals with good service and plenty of imaginative river-fish dishes. It's good for a lighter dinner, with plenty of salad vegetables and fr…
National Park in Along the Río Uruguay

Parque Nacional El Palmar

On the west bank of the Río Uruguay, midway between Colón and Concordia, 8500-sq-km Parque Nacional El Palmar preserves the last extensive stands of yatay palm on the Argentine littoral. In the 19th century the nati…
Argentine in Colón

El Viejo Almacén

A block from the plaza and offering a quiet, brick-walled interior decorated with old-time photos, this has a wide-ranging menu including great homemade pasta, delicious empanadas, river fish and parrilla options. P…
Ruins in Concordia

Castillo San Carlos

In riverside Parque Rivadavia, northeast of town, this ruined mansion was built in 1888 by a French industrialist who mysteriously abandoned the property years later. Writer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry briefly lived he…
Argentine in Colón

Cala Bistro

A cozy split-level restaurant in an old, stone-walled house decorated with antiques, this great little place serves fantastic flavorful meals that are a bit more adventurous than the standard fare around town. Ask a…
Argentine in Colón

Dionisio

One of the few places to grab a bite outside meal times in off season, this new bar-restaurant with a classic design on the plaza offers pressed panini sandwiches, pizza, pasta and salads in addition to normal Argen…
Argentine in Colón

La Cantina

Just off the plaza, this likable family-run restaurant with colorful Andean textiles on the tables does a nice line in uncomplicated and filling fare, with sizable chicken and beef dishes alongside tasty homemade pa…