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  • Rich Thomaselli | July 28, 2016 10:00 AM ET

    There’s More To Argentina Than Buenos Aires

    There’s More To Argentina Than Buenos Aires

    PHOTO: The Iglesia San Francisco in Salta, Argentina. (Courtesy Facebook)

    You think Argentina and you automatically think the thriving metropolis of Buenos Aires, which boasts more than 13 million residents if you count its numerous suburbs.

    Or you think of the Andes Mountains, the world’s longest mountain range that snakes through Argentina and six other South American countries.

    But the beauty of Argentina is its vastness, where you can ski at one moment and hit the beach the next. Where centuries-old archeology meets modern-day architecture.

    And Aerolineas Argentinas can bring it all to you.

    Or, rather, take you to all of it.

    The airline has its international destination but it also has an extensive network within the country with flights to such spectacular – if somewhat unknown – destinations including Bariloche, Cordoba, El Calafate, Mendoza, Iguazu, Ushuaia and Mar del Plata, among others.

    What will you find in some of these cities?


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    Cerro Catedral, in San Carlos de Bariloche’s Lake District, is a skier’s paradise by winter and a hiker’s adventure in the spring and summer.

    Speaking of hiking, scaling Aconcagua – the highest mountain in the Andes – is one of the most popular activities in Mendoza’s Aconcagua Provincial Park.

    Mar del Plata has the most famous beaches in all of Argentina with millions of tourists every year.

    The Iglesia San Francisco in the city of Salta is one of the oldest churches in the country, dating back to the 17th century.

    Or you could visit the southernmost city in the world at Ushuaia, once a penal colony but now one of the most popular destinations in Argentina with hotels, casinos, restaurants and its proximity to Antarctica. Arctic cruise, anyone?


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Rich Thomaselli Argentina Beats to Your Rhythm

Rich Thomaselli Rich Thomaselli is a longtime journalist with 27 years experience in newspapers, magazines and digital media. He is a nine-time individual award-winning writer and was also a staff writer at several publications that earned national recognition as well, including Advertising Age winning a ‘Best in Business’ designation from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers in 2007. He previously covered the travel sector for Ad Age, among other beats, from 2001-2013. Rich is married with two children. He will be based in New York. You can reach him at and contact him on Twitter @RichTravelPulse.
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