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Drake & Cavendish Spotlight on: Argentina

In football it may be one of our biggest rivals but if you can put aside your national pride for a little while Argentina is one of the most fascinating countries you could wish to visit.

Despite its economic and political problems Argentina’s natural beauty makes it a great place for a holiday and there is plenty to do once you get there.

In Andean Northwest you’ll find some of the most striking natural attractions in the country from subtropical rainforests to desert canyons. There are also plenty of archaeological sites to visit here.

Of course when it comes to natural attractions they don’t get much bigger, or much better than the Iguazu Falls. The 230ft water fall is situated in the Parque Nacional Iguazu in Puerto Iguazu. As well as being aesthetically breathtaking the falls and surrounding areas are also home to various water sports including kayaking and canoeing.

Patagonia is the best place to go to spot wild animals. Think of it as one of the world’s greatest safaris and you won’t be far wrong. Here you can witness flamingos, elephant seals and magnificent sea birds in their natural habitat. Be sure to take your camera!

Then there is Buenos Aires. If it’s a bustling city with fabulous restaurants and a vibrant atmosphere you’re after Buenos Aires is the place to be. It’s also great for a night out with plenty of clubs and bars and great music.

Argentina is a captivating country that will leave you amazed. If you’re looking for a holiday that’s colourful and interesting and full of great places to visit then look no further than this South American gem.

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