Argentina Unwrapped: A Journey Through South America's Gem
by Shasha Reyes-Cruz
Argentina is a country that has a rich cultural history, breathtaking natural beauty, and delicious food. My recent trip to this South American gem was memorable. From the bustling city of Buenos Aires to the natural wonders of Iguazu Waterfalls, Argentina has so much to offer travelers seeking adventure, culture, and relaxation.
My journey began in Buenos Aires, the vibrant capital city to attend the MeetUp, where meetings planners from around attended the trade to meet with the incredible providers and learn more about what Argentina has in store.
Buenos Aires is known for its vibrant culture, world-class restaurants, tango music, and exciting nightlife. I spent my first few days exploring the city's neighborhoods, each with its unique charm and attractions. In Boca, I strolled through the colorful streets lined with artists' studios enjoying a traditional Argentine steak for lunch at 'El Gran Paraiso'.
In San Telmo, we browsed the antique markets. And in Palermo, I indulged in some of the city’s best restaurants and nightlife savoring the local wines and craft cocktails, then we were taken to the newest and most modern area of Buenos Aires, Puerto Madero for an incredible dinner at Faena, where we also watch Rojo Tango show.
One of the highlights of my time in Buenos Aires was visiting the Teatro Colón. This stunning opera house is considered to be the best in the world, and it is easy to see why. The ornate interior is unmatched.
After a few days in Buenos Aires, I headed north to Iguazu, one of the most impressive natural wonders in the world. These massive waterfalls straddle the border between Argentina and Brazil and are incredible. I spent a full day exploring the falls, walking the trails, and even was lucky enough to have the opportunity to do the ‘Great Adventure’ where we ride a boat up the Parana River and under the falls, which was an exhilarating experience.
At the end of the tour, the Misiones Tourism Board along with the National Park of Iguazu authorities had a cocktail reception for our group right at the bottom of the ‘2 sisters Falls’, which was absolutely blissful.
From Iguazu, we returned to Buenos Aires, but this time, we were taken 40 minutes away from the city to an amazing, unique location for events called ‘El Dok- Haras’, where every corner and every detail was thought and coordinated to be a unique, totally out of the box convention center in Argentina.
And how to forget the great closure we had at ‘The Asado Experience’. Argentina is famous for many things like tango, football, and of course Asado. Asado is not just a meal, it is a ritual, and experience that brings friends and family together. It is not just about food, it is about people, the conversations, and the memories that are made around the table.
Throughout my trip, I was impressed by the warmth and friendliness of the locals. The food and the wine...oh! the magnificent Malbec.
Overall, my trip to Argentina was an unforgettable experience. It was the perfect blend of culture, history, nature, and adventure. I would highly recommend a visit to anyone looking to explore this amazing part of the world.
Thanks to Vivaterra Group for giving me the opportunity to join this special trip along with other event planners.
Special thanks to our hosts' hotels and venues:
Estancia La Bamba de Areco a Relais Chateaux
Loi Suite Hotels – Iguazu
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