Buenos Aires is buzzing, and 2018 is set to be lit. The Youth Olympics will take place in the Argentine capital in October next year, bringing an international crowd and putting Buenos Aires well and truly on the global map. The food scene in the city has also been growing steadily in recent years, so expect some delicious food festivals and gastronomic fare to explode on the scene in the year ahead.
Head for the hills in 2018 and go wild in and around the city of Cordoba in Cordoba province. One of the most scenic places in the country, Cordoba’s rolling hills are dotted with idyllic streams, rivers and gorges, perfect for the full immersive experience into nature. Check out the Agua de Oro, a picturesque river area in the Sierras Chicas with a campground and swimming hold, around 50km outside the city centre.
This small town is the cheese capital of Buenos Aires province. Located to the south of the capital, Tandil is a great place to spend a day or so exploring the town and also the hills that surround it. Visit one of the local oddities, Tandil’s famous “Unstable Rock”, a precariously balanced chunk of granite that defies gravity by teetering on the edge of, well, more rocks. It has to be seen to be believed.
Mar del Plata
Argentina’s most famous beach town should definitely be on your list in 2018. Home to some of the country’s best surfing spots, its very own international film festival and Argentina’s most well known design festival, Trimarchi, which gets bigger and more important every year – Mar del Plata is a fully fledged city along the coast which has everything you need to have a good time by the sea.