El Chaltén is a small mountain village in the Patagonian region of southern Argentina, near the border with Chile. It is a popular base for hiking numerous trails leading to the base of surrounding peaks and glacial lakes, including Cerro Torre, Fitz Roy, and Lago del Desierto.
Search LAC Geo
Natural Landmarks in Argentina
Iguazú National Park, located in the northeastern tip of Argentina, is situated on a basaltic line spanning the border with Brazil. The semicircular waterfall at the heart of this site is made up of many cascades producing vast sprays of water and is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world.
The Moconá (Yucumã) Falls is a dramatic linear waterfall on the border between the province of Misiones, Argentina and the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The areas on either side of the falls are protected by the Moconá Provincial Park in Argentina and the Turvo State Park in Brazil.
Aconcagua Provincial Park is a protected area in the Argentinean Andes, on the Chilean border. It is home to snow-capped Mount Aconcagua, South America’s tallest peak. With a summit elevation of 22,800 ft, Aconcagua is the highest mountain in both the Southern and Western Hemispheres.
The Perito Moreno Glacier is located in southwest Argentina within the Los Glaciares National Park. One of the most important tourist attractions in Argentine Patagonia, it is embedded into the remote mountain landscape of the Patagonian Andes shared by Argentina and Chile.
Quebrada de Humahuaca, a natural valley corridor in northwestern Argentina, has been used over the past 10,000 years as a passage for the transport of people and ideas from the high Andean lands to the plains. Its settlements and field systems form a dramatic addition to the outstanding landscape.
The Teatro Colón is an opera house in Buenos Aires, Argentina, that is often considered among the finest opera houses in the world. The present opera house opened in 1908, replacing the original theater in the Plaza de Mayo. It later underwent renovations and reopened in 2010.
The Strait of Magellan is a sea route in southern Chile separating mainland South America and Tierra del Fuego archipelago to the south. Tierra del Fuego, shared by Chile and Argentina, is further separated in the south by the east-west Beagle Channel.
Valdes Península in Patagonia is home to significant biodiversity, including highly fragile terrestrial and marine ecosystems. The dynamic coastal zone features rocky cliffs, shallow bays, coastal lagoons, and small islands. It is both a Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site.