This region consists of the provinces of Misiones, Corrientes, Entre Ríos, Formosa and part of the plains of Chaco and Santa Fé.
Three great rivers surround this large area: the Iguazú, Paraná and Uruguay. It is a region of red soil and virgin forests, landscapes of exuberant beauty such as “Cataratas del Iguazú” (Iguazu Falls) , “Saltos del Moconá” (Moconá Falls), “Palmares de Colón (Colón Palm Groves) and “Esteros del Iberá” (Iberá Marshes).
Tourists can take part in agricultural activities such as visiting “Yerba Mate” (Maté Tea), cotton and citrus tree plantations. Amongst others, one of the most characteristic and fascinating activities of the area is fishing in its abundant rivers.
In addition to this, the Gualeguay and Guleguaychú carnival celebrations, in the month of February, enable tourists to feel the influence of neighboring Brazil by way of the music and colors and the rhythm of the dancing bodies.
The city of Posadas is the capital of the province of Misiones, and is located on the left bank of the Paraná river. Its urban architecture presents old constructions dating back to the time of the Jesuit missions.
To the north of Posadas, on the border with Brazil and Paraguay, lies Puerto Iguazú, where you will find the majestic “Cataratas del Iguazú” (Iguazu Falls), the most spectacular show combining waterfalls and jungle that exists on the face of the earth.
These falls have been declared part of Humanity’s “Patrimonio Universal” (Universal Heritage) by the UNESCO and are considered to be one of the most wonderful natural beauties on the planet.
Two National Parks have been created, embracing the jungles that surround the Cataratas del Iguazú: on the Argentine side, the Parque Nacional de Iguazú and, on the Brazilian side, the Parque Nacional do Iguaçu. One can enjoy the falls from either side, and some fantastic postcard photographs can be taken.
Another of the most visited areas in the province is the “Ruinas de San Ignacio Miné” (Saint Ignatius Miné Ruins), a construction designed by Jesuits and constructed by Guaraní Indians, more than 400 years ago.
This province is located in the northeastern part of Argentina, on the banks of the Paraná River. An excellent activity is fishing “Dorados” and “Surubíes” (typical fish species found in this area), on the islands or in the rivers and streams. Many lovers of Dorado fishing go to the town of Esquina, where they find the ideal facilities and services to combine relaxation and fishing, all in one place.
The “Estero del Iberá” (Iberá Marsh) is one of the largest ecological fresh-water reserves in America. It occupies one third of the province of Corrientes and is famous for clear, pure waters. It is an area composed of lagoons which, combined with marshes, streams and rivers, produce a humid climate which is ideal as a natural habitat for animals and plants. When navigating down the rivers, you can see Caraya monkeys, swamp deer, carpinchos, alligators and hundreds of different species of birds.
Every year, during the month of February, Corrientes dresses up for its Carnival which has an identity of its own: the combination of colorful costume designs, embroidery and carriages creates an unforgettable dream world for spectators that lasts a whole month.
Paraná city is the capital of the province of “Entre Ríos” (Between Rivers) and is located on the banks of the Paraná river. It is well-known for its architecture which combines old and modern constructions.
There are many towns in Entre Ríos that must not be overlooked by visitors. One of these is Colón. It is a special place for those who love the sunshine, because of its beaches of white sand, and ideal for relaxation and the enjoyment of fresh air and beautiful scenery. The city of Concepción del Uruguay located on the banks of the Itapé rivulet – a tributary of the “Río Uruguay” (Uruguay River) – is also an outstanding and beautiful place, suitable for practicing all kinds of sports such as water-skiing, sailing, rowing, wind-surfing, jet-skiing, fishing and swimming.
Every summer, the cities of Gualeguay and Gualeguaychú dress up for their Carnival festivities, which are the most important in the whole country. A real show of creativity and fantasy with fancy dress parades, carriage processions and colorful choreography, takes place.
Formosa is a modern and dynamic city, with wide avenues and dense groves that accompany visitors wherever they go. Stretched out along the Paraná river, it offers a spectacular display of great beauty suitable for enjoying life in the open air, camping, taking part in excursions, and fishing.
A number of visitors are attracted by the style of its buildings, which can be appreciated when visiting the city Government House. This territory is an extensive park located on the banks of its streams, rivulets and rivers, where there are a great variety of trees characteristic of the region, such as “Quebracho” (“Axe-breaker Wood”), “Palo Santo” (lignum vitae), Urunday and Palms.
To the northeast of Argentina lies Resistencia, the capital of the province of Chaco. It is popularly known as the “ciudad de las esculturas” (city of sculptures), due to the hundreds of sculptures and murals exhibited in the streets and parks.
The second most important city in Chaco is Roque Saenz Peña, renowned for its hot-spring waters possessing outstanding curative powers, making them highly popular. In this city, the “Complejo Termal” (Thermal Complex) has the necessary infra-structure to attend thousands of tourists that come here every year for different types of therapy: thermal, Turkish baths or saunas and cosmetic or kinesiology treatment, are the most popular of these.
To enjoy nature and participate in adventure sports such as horseback trekking, safaris, hikes or survival walks, it is interesting to visit the “Parque Nacional Chaco” (Chaco Natural Park) and the “Parque Provincial Parque del Indio” (Indian Provincial Park)
Santa Fe offers a wide range of possibilities for getting to know the history of this province, visiting monuments and museums, and becoming re-acquainted with nature in its beautiful parks, and on its rivers and streams, surrounded by vegetation and wild fauna.
The city of Rosario is one of the main urban centers in the country due to its strategic geographical location, making it one of the most important tourist and industrial cities. The Rosario-Victoria bridge connects Rosario with the rest of the country and with Uruguay.
Its infrastructure is ideal for visiting its historical circuits that maintain their different architectural styles intact. Amongst the most prominent attractions on these circuits you will find the “Monumento a la Bandera” (Flag Monument), “Parque España” (Spain Park), “Parque Urquiza” (Urquiza Park) and “Parque Independencia” (Independence Park). This city also has an important and active night-life with its many pubs, bars and discos.