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The 10 Most Beautiful Towns In Argentina

The 10 Most Beautiful Towns In Argentina
From the sophistication of Buenos Aires to the charm and history of small towns set in widescreen, rugged scenery, there are a multitude of captivating places to visit in Argentina. We list 10 of the must-visit towns in this diverse South American country.
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Villa La Angostura

Villa La Angostura is known as the sophisticated hot spot in Argentina’s rugged Patagonia region. The town offers coastline of the Nahuel Huapi Lake, which is popular for summer sunning, swimming, sailing and fishing; and the local ski spot Cerro Bayo, which is arguably Patagonia’s best winter spot.

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Puerto Iguazú

Puerto Iguazú is the tiny town that hosts one of the world’s most incredible natural wonders, Iguazú Falls. Located along the Iguazú River, the falls straddle both Brazil and Argentina. The town offers excellent hostels and spas.

Mar del Plata

The country’s top beach resort city is Mar del Plata, a getaway for the Argentinean aristocracy and other high rollers. Summertime is when Mar del Plata attracts millions of tourists; however, during low season the city takes on a much slower pace and becomes more relaxed.

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Puerto Madryn

Puerto Madryn is best known as the gateway to Peninsula Valdes, as it is located on the bank of the Gulfo Nuevo. Another popular summer destination for Argentinians because of the beautiful beaches. The secret is out about the charm of the town, and tourism has recently exploded here,; the city has undergone rapid growth over the past few years. Go now while it’s still attractive.

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Bariloche

Swiss-style architecture, crystal blue lakes and snowcapped mountains are just a few things that attract tourists to Bariloche. More akin to a Swiss village than what one might expect from the Rio Negro Province of Argentina, this spectacular town offers some of the most talked about ski slopes in the world, as well as an abundance of outdoor activities.

Ushuaia

Ushuaia’s islolated location made it the perfect place for a penal colony, which is what it once was. Today, the remote beauty is what makes this place one of the most sought after refuges in Argentina. The world’s southernmost city is located on the Beagle Channel, serving as a popular base for winter sports, wildlife viewing and Antarctica cruises.

Mendoza

Mendoza has been compared to California’s Napa Valley because it is South America’s largest wine producing region. It is a popular tourist destination for wine connoisseurs and mountain climbers, as it is close to the highest mountain in the Americas. Mendoza is surrounded by beautiful scenery and lends itself to outdoor activities such as hiking, horseback riding, and river rafting.

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El Calafate

El Calafate used to be a sleepy town in an isolated region of Patagonia, but its proximity to Los Glaciares National Park has made it a bustling tourist destination. In Argentina’s Santa Cruz Province, this town is the starting point for tourist excursions to the popular Perito Morena Glacier.

Salta

Located in the Lerma Valley of Argentina’s northwest region, Salta is known as one of the nation’s most well preserved colonial architecture, it’s a very popular town to visit. Salta is surrounded by fertile valleys, canyons and the desolate plateau, La Puña.

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Rosario

Rosario is an up and coming city along the banks of the Rio Parana. Alongside the tea colored river there are riverfront bars, boardwalks and restaurants with a plethora of seafood dishes. Rosario is famous for being the birthplace of both Che Guevara and the nation’s flag