The Gran Chaco attractions

Top Choice Nature Reserve in The Gran Chaco

Bañado la Estrella

Formosa province's standout attraction is Bañado la Estrella. This stunning wetland area is a floodplain of the Río Pilcomayo and harbors an astonishing range of birdlife, as well as alligators, capybaras, sizeable …
Top Choice Gallery in Resistencia

MusEUM

The headquarters of the sculpture Bienal and the venue for it, this exhibition room and grounds houses many of the most impressive pieces from past festivals. It's well worth a visit. It also distributes brochures i…
National Park in The Gran Chaco

Parque Nacional El Impenetrable

Argentina's newest national park is also the reserve with the coolest name. Located between the towns of Miraflores and Nueva Pompeya, the recently inaugurated park covers 130,000 hectares between the highway and th…
Museum in Resistencia

Museo del Hombre Chaqueño

This small but excellent museum is run by enthusiastic staff (some English spoken) who talk you through displays covering the three main pillars of Chaco population: indigenous inhabitants (there are some excellent …
Park in The Gran Chaco

Parque Nacional Río Pilcomayo

For good birdwatching, this park, 126km northwest of Formosa and 55km west of Clorinda, is close to the Paraguay border. Daily buses connect Formosa and Clorinda with Laguna Blanca, an easy-paced citrus town where y…
Cultural Center in Resistencia

El Fogón de los Arrieros

Founded in 1943, this is a cultural center and gallery that for decades has been the driving force behind Resistencia’s artistic commitment. It's famous for its eclectic collection of objets d'art from around the Ch…
Park in The Gran Chaco

Parque Nacional Chaco

Preserving several diverse ecosystems that reflect subtle differences in relief, soils and rainfall, this very accessible park protects 150 sq km of the humid eastern Chaco. It is 115km northwest of Resistencia via …
Zoo in Roque Sáenz Peña

Complejo Ecológico Municipal

At the junction of RN16 and RN95, 4km east of downtown, the town’s spacious zoo and botanical garden has a focus on birds and mammals found in the Chaco region, alongside a few lions, tigers, bears and a bafflingly …