Argentina is a massive country and if you are planning to travel to Argentina you are already aware of its size. It is so massive that Argentina covers the entire southern tip of South America. In fact, the country is close in proportion to the continental United States as a whole. With so much space to travel to, there are plenty of locations that fall off the ‘must-see’ radar of typical travelers. I am going to share with you these secret spots that are usually exclusive for locals, but they’re all easy enough to get to when you put the work into finding them. If you’re a fan of off-the-beaten-path-styled traveling, you’re in the right place.
The Shipwreck at Tierra del Fuego
Tierra Del Fuego, otherwise known as ‘the end of the world,’ is located at the very end of South America, and is home to a legendary shipwreck. Along the coastline, brave explorers will find a rusted ship lodged in the sand, partially out to sea. The ship is known as the “Desdemona” and is located near Cabo San Pablo. This secret spot may be hard to get to, but the view of the wrecked ship makes for some spectacular photography.
A Secret View from Patagonia
In the charming little mountain town of Bariloche is a secret mountain hike that takes you up into the mountains of Patagonia. The hike can be tackled by even novice hikers and is particularly rewarding thanks to the number of viewpoints scattered along the trail. When you finally reach the peak, at Cerro Llao Llao, you can take in breathtaking views of Nahuel Haupi Lake, and the surrounding vast mountain landscape.
Venture to the Marble Caves
Nestled along the border of Argentina and Chile is a network of caves carved into a mountain range. The caves are made entirely of marble, and thanks to eons of erosion have created arching passageways that can be traversed by boat. The marble caves is a spot that even seasoned travelers of Argentina don’t visit, so don’t expect too much of a crowd.
The Ancient Stone Carvings of Argentina
If you’re a fan of ancient history, you’ll certainly enjoy the prehistoric stone sculptures of men and animals known as Menhires. Made of granite, and initially carved by the indigenous Tafi people, the Menhires offer an interesting view into ancient history. These unique carvings are located on an archeological reserve in El Mollar in the province of Tucuman.
Exploring the Secret Spots of Argentina
There is plenty more to see in Argentina than what you can find on a travel brochure. With so much land and so much history, it’s easy to see why locals have tried their best to keep these secret spots secret. Although, if you respect the land, and are conscious of your safety, you can enjoy these places just as much as the locals.
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