An Argentina honeymoon has it all; good food, excellent wine, Andean peaks, glaciers and waterfalls and even though it doesn’t have good beaches, the small fishing village of Jose Ignacio in Uruguay is only a 40 minute flight away from Buenos Aires. The sheer size of the country means you can be away from the crowds in no time and today you can find extraordinary colonial hotels with palatial suites to tiny, luxury hotels with private plunge pools; there is something for every taste.
Buenos Aires, the home of tango with its colourful districts is the best starting point and from there any destination with the country can be reached by an internal flight. Between May and October (when many couples choose to get married) the lesser known north-west region is ideal. Here lie the southernmost Inca ruins in the world, vineyards, canyons and salt flats, all of which can be easily combined with the impressive Iguazu falls.
Argentina honeymoons work well for those who seek a more adventurous honeymoon, somewhere with more activity than relaxing on the beach, though this can of course still be done. The joy of walking or kayaking in the shadows of the Andes or wine tasting in Mendoza whilst still staying in exclusive, authentic estancias or lodges makes an Argentinean honeymoon unique.
Quite possibly the most stunning part of Argentina, if not the continent. The town of El Calafate itself is nothing special, but the surrounding areas have the most majestic glaciers in the world which you can sail around and walk on. These are lifetime experiences.
The Iguazu Falls are a collection of 280 waterfalls plunging into a 3 km long gorge situated on the borders of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. Without doubt they are the best falls in the world. They are so good because unlike other major waterfalls, there are a variety of activities surrounding them.
Mendoza lies in the foothills of the Andes and its gentle slopes are covered in vineyards. This is where some of Argentina’s best wines are produced and although the town, with its 5 plazas is worth a short visit it is staying in one of the surrounding vineyards that allows for a taste of the real country.
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