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Argentina is a holiday-maker’s paradise with its lovely landscapes, cosmopolitan cities and lively culture. Being the eighth largest country in the world, its diverse and year-round tourism possibilities are one of Argentina’s distinguishing features, resulting from a singular geography that ranges from the subtropical forest in the northern border to the icy Antarctica in the farthest south. Throughout its lengthy coastal area, Argentina offers numerous opportunities to enjoy sunny beaches and the possibility to watch a wide variety of wildlife in the Atlantic Patagonian area. In turn, the Andean Patagonian area displays its majestic forests, lakes and ancient glaciers, with an amazing combination of active, snow and adventure tourism. This outstanding natural beauty gives holidaymakers the opportunity to choose from a varied selection of holidays.

Welcome Worldwide Holiday Rentals has a wide range of holiday accommodation to rent and allows you to spend an unforgettable holiday time in Argentina.

Geography

Argentina is situated in South America, between the Atlantic Ocean in the East and the Andes mountain range on the Western border with Chile, where the highest mountain peak outside the Himalayas is situated (Aconcagua - 22,834 ft - 6,960 m). The northeast rocky desert plateau (Altiplano), the rich plain in the centre (La Pampa), the jungle in the extreme northeast, the southern plateau of Patagonia, the rugged Andes in the west, the lakes and glaciers in the south, all of this diversity provides holidaymakers a wide range of holidays opportunities.

History

The first prehistory human settlements where in south (Patagonia) around 13,000 years ago. The Spanish arrived to Argentina in 1516. In 1810 the independence from Spain was declared and the current ‘República de Argentina’ (Argentine Republic) was declared in 1816.

By the turn of the 20th Century, Argentina had a strong economy, attracting more than 6 million immigrants, mainly from Italy and Spain. After World War II, a long period of Peronist rule was followed by a military junta that took power in 1976. Democracy returned in 1983 after the Argentine military attempted to take the ‘Islas Malvinas’ or 'Falkland Islands' from British rule. After a terrible economic crisis at the end of the 20th Century, Argentina has seemed to find a new stability.

Culture

The native Argentineans and the immigrants from the Middle East and Europe, mainly from Italy & Spain, had carved, in the last 500 years, the country’s art, its festivals, the food, language (Spanish), music and dance (tango).

Cities

Argentina has several interesting cities. Some of them are:

Buenos Aires. The national capital, one of the largest cities in Latin America. Inhabitants are called ‘Porteños’ (People from the Port). The city offers tourist travellers a large choice of cultural events, nightlife, restaurants and pubs.
Córdoba. In the heart of the Pampas with a fantastic colonial architecture.
Mendoza. Near to the Aconcagua. Is the centre of the Argentinean wine industry.
Rosario. Known for its beautiful neoclassical architecture. Has become a new destination to learn Spanish. Enjoy their nightlife through a large variety of nightclubs and discos.
Salta. This is becoming a tourist destination due to its old, colonial architecture and the beautiful scenery of valleys.
San Carlos de Bariloche. Surrounded by lakes and mountains, and at the foothills of the Andes, it is famous for skiing, trekking and climbing.

Activities

Outdoors. Argentina has a wide variety of ecosystems that’s allow the holidaymakers a great number of activities that can be enjoyed throughout the country in close contact with nature: trekking, mountain-biking, mountaineering, white-water rafting, canoeing, hydro-speeding, hang-gliding, paragliding, climbing, horse riding. In Argentina, holidaymakers can practice every outdoor activity they can think of.

Fishing. The angling, particularly fly-fishing in streams and lakes of varied natural environments, it is an opportunity to discover and enjoy the country.
  
Water sports. Amazing sandy beaches, rushing rivers coming down mountains and quiet lakes are waiting for you in Argentina to enjoy on your next holiday.

Winter sports. There are large ski resorts surrounded by breathtaking landscapes with the unique Andes mountain range in the background, specially designed for winter sports lovers. The most famous ski stations are Las Leñas and San Carlos de Bariloche.

Golf. There are golf courses for every type of player and taste. Golfers have the opportunity to enjoy this sport in different and unique settings.

Ecotourism. Trekking trough untouched natural parks, bird watching and wildlife observation in nature reserves, photo safaris and more can be practiced by holidaymakers. 

Welcome Worldwide Holiday Rentals

A great way to get a feel for the real Argentina is to stay in private accommodation rentals directly from owners through the Welcome Worldwide website. Nature-lovers can cross the Patagonian steppe staying in country holiday cottages or in B&B. Be different, rent a holiday cabin and walk among thousands of penguins and witness the world’s most amazing waterfalls. Hikers can sample the stunning scenery of the lush Lake District – with its glorious lakes and white-tipped mountains – and revel in Patagonia’s glacier-carved landscapes and painted Andean deserts. Rent a city apartment in cosmopolitan Buenos Aires and learn how to dance the sexy tango or study Spanish, enjoy eating the world’s best steaks every day while partying at nightclubs all night long. Spend a fantastic skiing holiday renting a chalet in Bariloche.

Welcome Worldwide Holiday Rentals rent out holiday accommodation all over Argentina. Welcome-worldwide.com Holiday Rentals can assist holiday-makers with all holida home rentals in Argentina. Holiday letting on Welcome-worldwide.com Holiday Rentals is done directly through the owners. With Welcome-worldwide.com you can rent a property suitable for all kinds of holidays: beach holidays in beach villas or beach apartments, wildlife observation and bird watching in holiday country houses, city holidays in city apartments, rural holidays in cottages or B&B’s, golf holidays in golf villas or golf apartments, skiing holidays in skiing chalets and skiing apartments.


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