Winter holidays in Argentina

Chapelco Alicia Nijdam-Jones/Flickr

Chapelco ©Alicia Nijdam-Jones/Flickr

Winter in Argentina lasts from June to August. Summer lasts from December to March. When to visit Argentina? It only depends on your preferences. If you prefer higher temperatures, I recommend you to visit the country in the following period. But if you love winter holidays, you have to wait a couple of months until winter “arrives” in Argentina.

Until then I give you some ideas of the destinations worth visiting during winter season. You can go skiing for example. There are numerous ski resorts in the country. You can also visit the Los Glaciares National Park, the Tierra del Fuego National Park, Puerto Madryn or Ushuaia. Which one to choose only depends on your preferences.

Ski resorts

As there are excellent mountains in the country, it is obvious that there are several great ski resorts in Argentina. Chapelco, Bariloche, Cerro Catedral, Cerro Otto and Las Leñas are some of the best ski resorts of the country. These resorts are very popular among tourists. The resorts are very well equipped and developed in terms of tourism. Spending your holiday in one of these resorts will surely be a great experience.

Chapelco Alicia Nijdam-Jones/Flickr

Chapelco ©Alicia Nijdam-Jones/Flickr

Los Glaciares National Park

The fantastic Los Glaciares National Park is home to a huge ice cap which feeds some of the most fascinating glaciers of Argentina, 47 by number. Unlike other glaciers of the world which are start at a height of about 2.500 m, the glaciers in this park start at a height of 1.500 m. The Perito Moreno Glacier, the Upsala Glacier and the Viedma Glacier are some of the most beautiful ones.

The Perito Moreno Glacier Tanenhaus/Flickr

The Perito Moreno Glacier ©Tanenhaus/Flickr

Tierra del Fuego National Park

The southernmost national park of the world, the Tierra del Fuego National Park is one of the most attractive destinations of Argentina. Situated on the island with the same name, the park is best-known for its dramatic scenery. The park is home to forests, waterfalls, mountains, glaciers and so on. It protects a beautifully varied flora and fauna.

Puerto Madryn

Located closely to the Valdes Peninsula, the famous Puerto Madryn is best-known for being a major whale-watching spot of the country. The town’s bay is home to whales. The best spot where you can watch whales is the pier of the town. The whales often come very close to the pier which is a unique experience for tourists. The best time to visit the town is May to September.

Ushuaia

Ushuaia is a very popular tourist destination of Argentina. It owns several amazing and unique attractions. The capital city of the province of Tierra del Fuego is considered to be the world’s southernmost city.

Ushuaia RAYANDBEE/Flickr

Ushuaia ©RAYANDBEE/Flickr

 

 

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