Located along the Uruguay River, El Palmar National Park is a sanctuary for Argentina's towering Yatay palm trees, which can grow to a height of 20 meters (66 ft) in their lifetimes. Once dominating this area of South America, the Yatays suffered major habitat destruction throughout the 19th century. Not to worry, though; there are plenty of these long-necked natural wonders to be found along El Palmar's scenic hiking and biking trails..
Feel like venturing a little off the beaten path? The park offers visitors a multitude of swimming locations along the Rio Uruguay, ideal during Argentina's hot summer months, as well as a fully facilitated camping grounds. History buffs might be interested to discover that it's also home to the Barquin Calera ruins: the remains of a riverside lime factory that dates back to the mid 17th century. Not bad, right?