The Top 10 Things to See and Do in Posadas, Argentina

San Ignacio | © Juan/Wikipedia
San Ignacio | © Juan/Wikipedia
Photo of Harry Stewart
22 January 2018

Situated along the banks of the Rio Parana in northern Argentina, only a trickle of travelers choose Posadas as a stopover on their way to the Iguazu Falls or the neighboring city of Encarnacion in Paraguay. It may not be the country’s premier tourist destination, but thriving riverfront nightlife, an eclectic mix of museums and some fascinating nearby Jesuit ruins make it worthy of a day or two. Here are the top 10 things to see and do in town.

The costanera

Stretching along the Rio Paranawith views over neighboring Encarnacion, the recently developed boardwalks of Posadas’ costanera are a fantastic place to visit in the evening as the heat begins to subside. Picturesque sandy beaches are the perfect spot for a swim while free bike hire from the local council can easily be arranged (bring your ID).

Costanera, Av. Costanera, Posadas, Argentina

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Costanera | © Carlos Brys/Flickr

Republic of Paraguay Park

The Parque Republica del Paraguay may have fallen out of favor in recent years as the newly developed costanera has come in to steal the show. Nevertheless, it’s a pleasant enough spot to visit and features a few dining options, museums, and an adjacent amphitheater.

Republica del Paraguay Park, Roque González 500-598, Posadas, Argentina

San Ignacio Mini

Most tourists visit Posadas to explore the nearby Jesuit ruins of San Ignacio Mini. Dating back to the 17th century, these well preserved red sandstone structures were built using a mix of both local Gurani and Spanish-baroque architectural style.

Ruinas de San Ignacio Miní, 3322 San Ignacio, Argentina +54 376 447-0186

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San Ignacio | © Juan/Wikipedia

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