Have you been wondering if Argentina is worth visiting? Well, here are seven reasons you should definitely include this country in your list of places to check out.
Be sure to stay till the end because our number one reason will get you packing your bags faster than you can say Argentina.
NUMBER 7: GORGEOUS YET DIVERSE NATURE
Argentina is beautiful, there is no doubt about this. Of course, this is more than enough reason to spend a weekend or two touring many of the lovely cities in this country.
One look at the gorgeous Iguazu falls is enough to have you falling in love with Argentina, as this is one of the largest waterfalls in the world.
Interestingly, Argentina shares this waterfall with Brazil, and anyone with an artistic eye can get tons of pictures of this waterfall as a reminder of the wonderful time you're sure to have in the country.
Plus, this is where you get to see nature at its finest. So, you can make the most of your visit to Argentina by exploring this place. The National Park surrounds the Iguazu Falls, and consists of more than 200 individual falls, way taller than the Niagara Falls.
Beyond the waterfalls are the steep Andes Mountains capped by snow, giving it a unique picturesque view. Surely, you are set to have a swell experience here too.
Also, you shouldn’t miss out on the several hundred glaciers in the Los Glaciares National Park, which is one of Argentina's many marvels of nature.
Here, you can get firsthand views of icefalls and glacial landscapes that will take your breath away. As an avid nature lover, you will barely witness views and landscapes as amazing as this anywhere else in the world.
NUMBER 6: CITIES WITH COLORFUL AND UNIQUE CULTURE
Two words that describe Argentina's culture perfectly are unique and vibrant, and this should attract anyone from anywhere in the world.
This amazing country is the birthplace of some of the best sculptors and painters in the world. It's also rich in history, and here's one that you'll love to know.
The first-ever animated feature film, El Apostol, was produced in Argentina in 1917. Cool, right?
Well, there's more. Walking through the streets of this one-of-a-kind country feels like a dream, as you'll be surrounded by colorful street murals and breathtaking images on the walls of the city.
The cities are always alive with the smell and feel of their unique culture. The food is also a fantastic part of Argentine culture as this is where you'll find perfectly seasoned grilled meats, which you can combine with empanadas and hearty stews for an unforgettable meal.
If you also want to find the best wine to go with your meal, there's no shortage of uniquely flavored wine, and the most famous here is the Malbec. Surely, a taste of these wines will have you longing for your next visit to Argentina.
NUMBER 5: ARCHITECTURAL MARVELS
You should know that the popular Buenos Aires is not the only lively city in Argentina, and you'll be doing yourself a great disservice by not visiting other amazing cities like Salta, Mendoza and Córdoba.
These cities have one thing in common: and it is the fact that you'll never run out of activities or things to see.
A tour through these cities is enough to tell you that a lot of thought was put into their architectural layout, and some of the structures date as far back as centuries ago.
But then, their history takes nothing out of the lively blend of indigenous, European and Latin American sounds that make these cities livelier than ever.
Most of these cities never sleep, and you can dance the night away with entertaining salsa and tango dances which are a crucial part of every major city in Argentina.
Another amazing reason to visit Argentina is the opportunity to tour its museums and theaters, where you'll learn a lot about the local culture. Plus, it’s never a bad idea to explore the old but beautiful cemeteries and bookstores in Buenos Aires.
NUMBER 4: EXPLORE THE SOCCER EXPERIENCE
Soccer lovers worldwide know that Argentina is no stranger to the soccer culture as they have one of the best national soccer teams in the world. So far, Argentina's national team have made it to nothing less than five World Cup finals, with Olympic soccer and Copa America wins to their name too.
Moreover, the greatest soccer debate of all time, which has to do with the question of who is the GOAT of soccer in the 21st century, involves a Portuguese player, Cristiano Ronaldo, and an Argentine, Lionel Messi.
Argentina is also home to Diego Maradona, another player who has cemented his name in the sands of soccer history.
Indeed, the game of soccer, or futbol as it is called here, is for everyone in Argentina, from little kids on the streets to much older adults in professional fields, and this feeling is contagious.
If you're lucky enough to be in town during an important soccer match, you'll be screaming happily and completely enjoying the new experience in no time.
Of course, this is also a great way to make new friends, especially if you have the chance to participate in a friendly game in the neighborhood.
NUMBER 3: LEARN THE FAMOUS TANGO
Another activity deeply rooted in Argentine culture is tango, and spending a few hours learning how to dance this perfectly won't be a bad idea.
The beautiful thing about tango is that it's not as complicated as many think, and the burst of energy from this dance is absolutely one you need to experience in your lifetime. Plus, you'll be a pro in no time!
This passionate dance was once exclusive to the lower class in Montevideo and Buenos Aires until its influence spread to various parts of the world and gained elite status.
Although it's a dance for the streets, it's not uncommon to see performances from professional dancers looking to impress tourists.
Of course, the best way to experience tango is in its authentic form, where dancers show you why this dance is part and parcel of Argentina's rich and diverse history. So, why not head to Argentina today for this unique experience?
NUMBER 2: MAJESTIC HORSES FOR POLO
If the reasons we've given so far are not enough to convince you to visit Argentina, we bet this will absolutely change your mind. The truth is, there's no shortage of activities you can engage in when on vacation in Argentina, and one of them is the elite yet accessible polo.
Remember those old movies with Argentine cowboys, who are often called gauchos, that rode around wide fields on ponies? Well, they are real and a huge part of Argentine culture.
You can watch them gallop around for miles, play polo or even take the fun several miles further by betting on the animals. You should also know that it's easy to get carried away, so make sure you have set a time limit before dabbling into this exciting sport.
Meanwhile, you can also leave Argentina as a better than average polo player by signing up for a few lessons or just going for a ride around the country.
NUMBER 1: NON-STOP FESTIVALS
Have we mentioned how bubbly and alive Argentina is?
Well, this is a pleasant reminder that Argentina is always alive with the sounds of music and laughter, especially at their yearly carnivals. You should attend at least one Argentine carnival in your lifetime, and I promise you'll never forget it.
Some of the best festivals to check out are the Buenos Aires Fashion Week which runs for two weeks and features gauchos; and the International Festival of Independent Film for everyone who appreciates art.
Of course, there'll also be a lot of tangoing, and the usually quiet city of Jujuy comes alive for one glorious week during the Semana de Jujuy.
Here’s a quick tip for you; try to find out more about the festivals you would love to attend and arrive well in advance. This is so you don't have issues finding accommodation, as the cities are often full during these festivals.