The Most Romantic Honeymoon Destinations in Argentina
Sunset at Pehuen-Có, Argentina I © Kristin Deasy
Argentina‘s seductive tango dancing and fine wine make it a romantic destination in its own right – but these sweet spots take things up a notch for newlyweds. From undiscovered beaches to stunning mountain vistas, this guide gives you inspiration aplenty to create a couple-oriented getaway in Argentina.
The Say Hueque honeymooner's cruise | Courtesy of Say Hueque
Specifically tailored to honeymooners in Argentina, this 17-day adventure was created by Say Hueque, an award-winning, family-owned tour company that has organized thousands of trips for international travelers in South America. The trip starts off with a day in Buenos Aires (gotta do Buenos Aires), after which honeymooners fly down to ‘the end of the world’, a.k.a Ushuaia, to board the ship. The boat docks at various places – Cape Horn National Park, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, Wulaia Bay, Alakaluf Fjord, and Magdalena Island with its adorable Magellanic penguins, among others – allowing couples to get out and explore sights along the way. The cruise ends on day seven in Puerto Natales, after which couples hit Argentina’s top inland sights, including but not limited to Torres del Paine, the Perito Moreno glacier, and more. The final destination is up north for the world-famous Iguazu waterfall. Sound amazing? Check it out here.
Sights seen as part of Say Hueque's honeymooner's cruise | Courtesy of Say Hueque
If 17 days isn’t feasible, there are shorter honeymooner options, or you can create your own adventure. “Throughout the year, we welcome newlyweds from all over the world and love crafting tailor-made, unforgettable itineraries for them to experience,” Rafa Mayer, Founder and CEO of Say Hueque, told Culture Trip. “Argentina offers such a diverse array of destinations and activities, so most people want to experience as much of the country as possible”.
While the vineyard-filled valley of Mendoza draws tourists and wine-lovers year-round, honeymooners should make a beeline for the award-winning Cavas Wine Lodge. Each room is positioned to ensure guests enjoy spectacular views at sunrise and sunset, and also come equipped with private plunge pools and wood ovens, as well as both outdoor and indoor showers. The spa facilities offer an array of grape-related treatments, such as bathing in a tub of Bonarda. And there’s a great restaurant with a fantastic wine list, obviously.
Sunset at Pehuen-Có, Argentina I | © Kristin Deasy
It’s a mystery why more folk don’t flock to the stunningly beautiful Atlantic beaches of Claromeco and Pehuén-Co, located south of Buenos Aires – whatever the reason, it’s good news for privacy-oriented honeymooners. Both beaches offer long stretches of white sands and tranquil surf that can be quite warm depending on the season. They’re surrounded by small towns with kind locals (and even kinder prices). Their location is best described as nestled in the right-hand nook in the middle of Argentina, where the border bulges out and then folds in on the right, before narrowing down at the tip. These beaches are located on the ‘bulge’ itself, and as a result benefit from a unique micro-climate. Pehuen-Có is actually home to a UNESCO site – you can find rock formations with evidence of life there from over five million years ago – while near the beach lies Monte Hermoso, a site Charles Darwin traveled to in order to examine the fossil-rich terrain.
Head to a hot spring
Hot springs are big with honeymooners, for good reason. Argentina has several, including the Cacheuta hot springs in Mendoza and the Fiambalá hot springs in the northern province of Catamarca. Cacheuta has the added benefit of being located in the middle of a wine valley, should you like a glass or two, and the facility, Termas Cacheuta, provides massages, food, and also has a water park. The Fiambalá hot springs, meanwhile, are located in a mountainous province mostly unfrequented by tourists. It’s worth going for the views alone, in addition to the springs, which have long been revered for their healing properties.
Ten thousand acres of nature, to be precise – that is the extent of the property held by Eolo luxury lodge, located in between El Calafate and Los Glaciares National Park in Patagonia. As Conde Nast puts it:
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