Top things to do

National Park in Portal San Nicolás

Centro de Visitantes San Nicolás

The visitors center has two hiking trails, the best of which is the Sendero Curupí, which winds through the bush for 2km and offers the chance to spot plenty of wildlife. The shorter Sendero La Cañada runs through g…
Museum in Portal Carambola

Museo Histórico

Set in the old church, this museum has fairly interesting displays on the history of the region. Check out the balsa, a small boat made of cow's hide that locals use to drag their belongings through the wetlands beh…
Wildlife Watching in Colonia Pellegrini

Visitor Center

The reserve's visitor center, on the Mercedes side of the causeway, has a good exhibition on local wildlife (in Spanish) and an audiovisual presentation. The short path opposite gives you a sporting chance of seeing…
Argentine in Colonia Pellegrini

Yacarú Porá

Run with charm and enthusiasm, this bungalow guarantees a warm welcome. Food is prepared to order and features generous portions of meat, chicken dishes, river fish, pasta, salads, omelets and milanesas. They also p…
Argentine in Colonia Pellegrini

Comedor Don Marcos

Take a seat under the thatched roof on the porch at this simple place and tuck into huge portions of delicious home-cooked meals. There's no menu – they'll tell you what's fresh. It's always open – ring the bell on …
Arts & Crafts in Portal San Nicolás

Casa del Artesano

Run by a local artisans' cooperative, this gallery-shop has some fine baskets woven from grasses found in Los Esteros as well as wood carvings, rugs and wines made from local fruits.
Breakfast in Portal San Nicolás

Koe Mimbí

Run by a gregarious older couple, this simple place on the outskirts of town is the place to go for a traditional breakfast of homemade bread and pastries. It's like visiting your correntino grandparents' house. Pic…
Lagoon in Portal San Nicolás

Balneario Cacique Irá

On the outskirts of town, this scenic lagoon has a grassy bank dotted with thatch huts and wooden recliners and is a popular spot for swimming and relaxation among locals. When it's open, a long net is strung outsid…
Argentine in Portal Carambola

Comedor Los Tres Hermanos

The best place to eat in town offers tasty and economical typical Argentine meals. The friendly owners will prepare vegetarian plates with advanced notice and also pack meals to go.
Argentine in Colonia Pellegrini

Destino Ibera

A small family-run comedor (cafeteria) offering a good selection of filling typical dishes. Often open when other places in town are closed.