As adventure destinations in Argentina go, Buenos Aires sits, let’s be honest, right near the bottom of the list. Recognized more for its thriving cultural ambiance and wild late night fiestas, you might find it hard to come by a resident who’s willing to be up at sunrise for a mountain hike. You’ll definitely find it hard to come by, well, a mountain. But cheer up, traveler, all hope is not lost! If nearby adventure is your thing, this South American capital still has a few tricks up its sleeve.
Check out the Tigre Delta to the north for an abundance of on-boat aquatic adventures, as the waves around the capital aren’t particularly good for surfing and the marine life/visibility isn’t particularly good for diving. There are also a variety of national parks to investigate, including El Palmar and Campos del Tuyu. Granted these aren’t anything you’ll be writing home about, but for those craving a romp in the wilderness amidst some unique wildlife and cool landscapes, they’re definitely better than nothing. There’s even the scenic Tren de la Costa for those who feel like checking out a small rail-road adventure along the coast of the Argentinean capital.
Horse back riding more your thing? Then you’re definitely in the right spot. There is an abundance of Gaucho influence throughout Argentina, and BA is no exception. Peruse a plethora of reputable horseback riding outfits, including Caballos a la Par, and take a day to explore the fields and wooded areas that surround this incredible city. It’s the tamer, but still enjoyable side of a country known for its exquisite natural and rugged beauty.