Down South — Heading to Argentina and Uruguay
If you’re one of the many, many people visiting Argentina this year then prepare for a feast for the eyes and senses. The cities and the landscapes of this gorgeous country are a real trip for anyone who makes the effort to travel to them. Not only that, you have the bonus of crossing the border into beautiful Uruguay for further exploration.
Appreciating one of the most beautiful spots on the planet
Argentina is an immense South American country, synonymous to many with wine, the tango and some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. The country boasts some of the highest mountain peaks in the Americas, not to mention the mesmerizing Valdés Peninsula where visitors can spot whales, penguins and sea lions. You can tour the mountains and lakes surrounding the city of San Carlos de Bariloche for scenery which truly makes you realize what you were placed on the Earth for: it’s to appreciate gifts like this from nature.
Exploring the capital
The vast city of Buenos Aires is a regular South American stop for cruise ships such as those operated by Royal Caribbean. Buenos Aires is the heart and soul of Argentina and offers a real flavor of Latin America with its many restaurants, bars and live music venues where you can dance to the ever present bossa nova. Take a trip to La Boca to visit Caminito (little walkway) where you can view the tango dancers and street musicians perform in this colorful little neighborhood.
Crossing over to Uruguay
A trip across the border from Argentina to the Republic of Uruguay will reward you with idyllic little towns including Carmelo and relaxing cities such as Montevideo. Head to the Rocha Coast to experience one of South America’s most unspoilt and natural beach locations, which is now a mecca for backpackers and surfers. You should also visit the city of Piriápolis, which, itself, is another picturesque beach resort and has an immense Greek-inspired promenade overlooking a wonderful white sand beach.
Uruguay exudes a more tranquil (and some say more spiritual) vibe than buzzing Argentina. But if you have the chance to visit both of these countries you’ll enjoy many memorable and inspirational vacation experiences. You’ll come back with a refreshing new take on life.