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Regions in Argentina


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North

The northern area of Argentina is characterized by sharp mountain ranges, wide rivers, desert terrain, salt flats, and a diverse selection of vegetation and wildlife.  This region of Argentina spreads up into the high north, bordering with Chile, Bolivia, and Paraguay, and is home to the provinces of Jujuy, Salta, Catamarca, Tucuman, Chaco, Formosa, and Santiago del Estero. Here is where you can find ancient mountain villages, unforgettable natural canyons and cliffs, flat endless terrain, cactus filled hills, mountains of every color, natural hot spring, one of the world’s biggest salt flats, and a culture that still focuses on old tradition, the importance of family and unity, and an incredible respect for nature.

Northeast- Littoral

The northeast of Argentina is a region that is unique from the other regions in the country for its sub-tropical climate, tropical forests, and flora and fauna exclusive only to this part of the country. The region is made up of the provinces of Misiones, Corrientes, Entre Rios, Chaco, and Santa Fe, and is home to three very important rivers in the country, Iguazu River, Uruguay River, and the Parana River, and borders both Brazil and Uruguay. The famous Iguazu Falls, the historical and culture rich city of Misiones, the carnival in Entre Rios, and the spectacular vegetation and wildlife are just a few of the reasons this region of Argentina continues to see visitors year after year.

Central

The central region in Argentina is one of the most visited regions in the country, mostly due to the fact that the cosmopolitan capital city Buenos Aires is located here, making the central region the exit and entry point of the country.  The provinces of Buenos Aires and Cordoba both are part of La Pampa, the area where most of Argentina’s farming industry takes place and where there are miles of flat farm land, scattered with animals, farm houses, and small peaceful towns. The province of Buenos Aires is also home to a large part of the Atlantic Coast in Argentina, complete with quaint beach towns, sand dunes, wooden cabins, and the exciting focal city of Mar del Plata. No matter whether it is winter or summer, the central regions is a great place to visit anytime of the year.

Cuyo

The wine region of Cuyo includes the provinces of Mendoza, San Luis, San Juan, and La Rioja, and is settled right next to the beautiful Andes Mountains, bordering with Chile.  Cuyo is characterized by red flat land, the Andes mountain range, vineyards and wineries, warm summers and cool winters, and the possibility of engaging in every outdoor sport imaginable.  Argentina is the world’s 5th largest producer of wine and thousands of wine-tasting lovers visit Cuyo every year, creating a profitable economy in the area and maintaining the production of some of the finest wine in the market today. Mendoza, San Juan, and La Rioja are among some of the most popular cities to visits, besides of course, the Andes Mountains that provide both summer and winter activities and a great passage for travel to Chile.

Patagonia

The region of Patagonia covers more of Argentina than any other region and is a place of incredible landscapes, diverse vegetation and wildlife, a long and famous history, glaciers and snow caps, the most southern city in the world, and much more.  Due to the size of Patagonia, both the climate and terrain through the region differ greatly, and depending on the altitude some parts stay consistently cool during the year, others see a distinct four seasons, and others see two seasons, warm summers and snowy cold winters. Patagonia offers so many things to do, in both summer and winter, it is almost too difficult to keep track: mountain climbing, skiing, horseback riding, glacier explorations, fishing, whale watching, snowmobiling, dog sledding, camping, arctic sails, and much more. Perhaps one of the most desired places to visit in Argentina, Patagonia makes any trip to Argentina truly unique.

The Lake District

Neuquen, Chubut, and the Rio Negro are the three provinces that make up the Lake District, a beautiful forest covered, mountain and glacier filled, and lake lined area of beautiful Argentina.  The Lake District is most often visited to see the famous lakeside town of Bariloche, picturesque San Martin de Los Andes, and the many other beautiful and serene mountain villages. The perfect time to visit this region is, in fact, year round as the summer and spring offer visitors flourishing forests and vegetation, and plenty of outdoor activities such as hiking, horseback riding, skydiving, fishing, and a myriad of water sports. During the fall and winter months, boating, fishing, mountain hikes, skiing, and glacier exploring are in full swing. Due to the high tourism numbers, the towns and cities offer great accommodation and gastronomy options, hip nightlife and shopping, and plenty of transportation to arrive from and depart to other cities throughout the country.

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