Argentina Me Encanta ♥️ 🇦🇷
October 12, 2018
Land of Fire and Ice. The domain of the Futbol Gods Messi and Maradona. Birthplace of the sexy and sultry Tango. Home of the most delicious beef, asado to perfección.
I spent the last week in just two of Argentina’s provinces, Buenos Aires and Rio Negro (Patagonia) and my soul is just screaming out for more. Here’s what’s got me crying for (more) Argentina:
Buckle up for Buenos Aires! I mean that literally because a bright yellow helicopter is about to give you a bird’s eye view of its stunning skyscrapers, grand avenidas, and flowing rios. From the air you see its scope, yet from the ground you feel its heart. It’s like Italy and France eloped from Europe, had a love child, and settled on the banks of the Rio de la Plata. Seriously, take a walk through the Recoleta and Palermo neighborhoods, and you’ll swear your in Paris. The architecture is stunning. The restaurants and bars are fantastic. And the nightlife is legendary.
Make sure to experience San Telmo’s irie and beautiful El Zanjón—a beautiful museum and event space that highlights the tunnels and labyrinths beneath the city dating back to the 1500s. In its stone depths, experience the tango where legend says this seductive dance was born. This is a perfect spot to host your gala event or dinner as it highlights perfectly the history, beauty, and mystique of Buenos Aires and its Old World origins.
A short distance away in La Boca, feel the pulse of Latin America as you samba your way to a futbol match at the epic La Bombonera Stadium to cheer on the boys in canary and navy, Club Atlético Boca Juniors.
Then take a flight South by Southwest to San Carlos de Bariloche to experience the grandeur of Argentina’s Patagonia. It’s no wonder an outdoor clothing and gear company is named after this region! Jagged mountain peaks of the Andes Mountains rise above stunning rivers, forests, and waterfalls. Stretching out along the shoreline is Nahuel Huapi Lake in the middle of Argentina’s National Park by the same name. This is an absolutely gorgeous area teeming with activities—skiing at Cerro Catedral in the winter, rock climbing year round, and watersports in the summer.
The Llao Llao Hotel, perched on a hilltop with commanding views of Lakes Nahuel Huapi and Moreno has got to be your first choice in accommodation. It looks like something straight out of a Bavarian storybook. Before you go, read up on the intrigue and legends of Nazi fugitives that may have lodged here and in the surrounding area. Some even believe Hitler escaped Germany and made Patagonia his final resting place.
In the crisp morning, take your incentive group on an activity they will never forget as you gear up for a kayak trip across the still waters of Lake Moreno. Watch the condors flying high above and the imposing reflection of Cerro Llao Llao Peak coming off the water’s surface as you paddle your way to your secluded and uber-private picnic lunch on the beach. After the most picturesque meal in your life, give your group the option to bike or shuttle the short distance back to the hotel.
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