Updated: Aug 13
Argentia should be on your “Must Go” list if you are a culinary or nature explorer! I happen to be both, and if you are too, you should move Argentina up to your Top 3 Destinations in 2023-2024!
When traveling to Argentina, be aware of its size and give yourself plenty of time to see the country. Argentina is a massive country covering the entire southern tip of South America. It is close in proportion to the whole continental 48 States in the U.S. There are plenty of locations that fall off the radar of typical travelers with so much space to travel to. These secret spots are usually exclusive for locals, but they’re all easy enough to get to when you work to find them. You're in the right place if you’re a fan of off-the-beaten-path-styled traveling.
The Shipwreck at Tierra del Fuego
Tierra Del Fuego, otherwise known as ‘the end of the world,’ is located at the very end of South America and is home to a legendary shipwreck. Along the coastline, brave explorers will find a rusted ship lodged in the sand, partially out to sea. The vessel is known as the “Desdemona.” It is near Cabo San Pablo. This secret spot may be hard to get to, but the view of the wrecked ship makes for some spectacular photography.
A Secret View from Patagonia
In the charming little mountain town of Bariloche is a secret mountain hike that takes you up into Patagonia’s mountains. The hike is modest enough for even novice hikers and is rewarding, thanks to the number of viewpoints scattered along the trail. When you finally reach the peak, at Cerro Llao Llao, you can take in breathtaking views of Nahuel Huapi Lake and the surrounding vast mountain landscape.
Venture to the Marble Caves
Nestled along the border of Argentina and Chile is a network of caves carved into a mountain range. The caves are made entirely of marble, and, thanks to eons of erosion, have created arching passageways that you can traverse by boat. The marble caves are places that even seasoned travelers of Argentina don’t visit, so don’t expect too much of a crowd.
The Ancient Stone Carvings of Argentina
If you’re a fan of ancient history, you’ll undoubtedly enjoy the prehistoric stone sculptures of men and animals known as Menhirs. Made of granite and initially carved by the indigenous Tafi people, the Menhirs offer an exciting view into ancient history. These unique carvings located on an archeological reserve in El Mollar are, in the province of Tucuman.
There is plenty more to see in Argentina than what you can find in a travel brochure. With so much land and so much history, it’s easy to see why locals have tried their best to keep these secret spots secret. Although you respect the Argentinian land and are conscious of your safety, you can enjoy these places just as much as the locals.
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