- The city
Riverside and Río de la Plata
The Río de la Plata and the Riachuelo are the natural borders of Buenos Aires to the east and south. The river is part of the daily landscape of the city and surroundings, up to the Delta in Tigre. Surf practice is very popular in Buenos Aires and nearby areas. In San Isidro, wind surf, kayaking and outrigger (canoes from Hawaii) are practiced. Trips in kayak achieved more relevance in the last years, in the Rio de la Plata and the Delta of Buenos Aires.
- It is along Rafael Obligado Av. It has several recreational complexes that offer varied gastronomy and, among other sports, tennis, swimming, golf, basket, football, windsurf and yachting.
Located next to the Ecological Reserve, from the south dock up to the north dock, puerto Madero. Buses: 4, 29, 33, 53, 54, 64, 86, 129, 130, 152, 154, 159, 168, 186.
Since almost a century, this is the most popular place in Buenos Aires and the one that people choose to spend the day with their families, go for a walk or bike rides.
In 1918 a municipal resort was opened and its beaches turned into the most crowded ones of the Rio de la Plata. In the decades of 1940 and 1950, restaurants and theatres were opened in the area, where at night tango shows take place and comic actors perform, as Anibal Troilo or José “Pepito” Marrone. Since 1960 this place started loosing importance, mainly because of the river pollution, which lead to the banning getting in the river. In the decades of 1990 and 2000,the riverside and parks were restored.
The riverside is very visited at day and night, especially on weekends. On its wide sidewalks various “carritos” work, they are stalls that specialize in pork sandwiches.
Natural Park, South Riverside and Natural Reserve
Av. Tristán Achával 1550, between Viamonte and Brasil, Puerto Madero. Buses: 4, 29, 33, 53, 54, 64, 86, 129, 130, 152, 154, 159, 168, 186.
To do walks, bike rides or go out at night with a full moon. The Reserve is a place to visit on bicycle or walking, many paths lead you to the river.
With 350 hectares, it is the largest green space in Buenos Aires. There hundreds of floral and fauna species native of the chaco-pampeana plain and from the shores of the Rio de la Plata live.
During the decades of 1970 and 1980 fillings with rubbles were done next to the south riverside. The territories gained to the the river were colonized by local flora and fauna and the area was declared Natural Park and Reserved Zone in 1986.
Here you can see and know the grasslands and alisos woods typical of the area and different species of birds, mammals, amphibious and reptiles.
The paths that lead to the river can be traveled on bike or walking, or in a guided tour.
It is a locality of the province of Buenos Aires, 30 kilometers north of the city and at the shores of the last stretch of the Parana River, where a delta of 320 kilometers is formed.
You can visit different museums in the historic area of Tigre and the Fruit Port, a market of craft products. Then you can take a boat trip , with lunch abroad, and visit the Parana Delta, where ecotourism walks are offered and where water sports are practice. In hotels and shacks of the islands in the delta lunch and dinners are served.