Since spring came to the streets of the city of Buenos Aires, the sun, flowers and a certain adolescent joy invade the atmosphere of Buenos Aires.
But for those looking to enjoy the most romantic season of the year, visiting the Tigre Delta is a good alternative, especially if what you want is a nearby destination with a variety of activities to do.
A beautiful riverbank borders the meek waters of the Luján River, which Jorge Luis Borges defined in his poem The Islands of Tigre as "a river so slow that literature has been able to call it still." This tributary caresses the port peacefully, before emptying into the Río de la Plata. Clean air and a harmonious landscape decorate the architecture of the municipality.
From afar you can already see the three docks that constitute the Puerto de los Frutos, famous among local and foreign inhabitants. Every weekend thousands of people know the craftsmen's stalls where they can buy carved wood, stones, fruits, vegetables, reeds and reeds. One of the most requested regional products are wicker baskets and furniture, a crop promoted by Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, as it resists flooding.
The legend tells that the name of the municipality is due to the sighting of yaguaretés (American tigers) that inhabited the area. At first, the party was called Las Conchas, although already in 1952 it became official as Tigre.
Historical data attest to the presence of Guaraní Indians who lived from fishing and corn cultivation, although other less official versions claim that the islands were hiding as smugglers.
A day in the Delta should start quietly touring the main cultural attractions.
The Art Museum, declared a Historic Monument in 1979, opens on the grounds located on the Paseo Victorica. It abounds in simple Doric columns and ornamental motifs of laurels (symbol of glory) and holm oak (sign of strength).
The permanent collection has works of Argentine figurative art from the 19th and 20th centuries, and can be enjoyed with paintings by renowned artists such as Benito Quinquela Martín, Eduardo Sívori, Antonio Berni or Raúl Soldi.
Near, we can visit the Naval Museum, created in 1892 and where we will find typical boats, old cartography, naval gallery and uniforms.
Another good way to start the tour is to start from Puerto Madero and take a boat to get to know the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires from the river, where you can see the port, the Hotel of the Immigrants, the Fishermen's Club and the circles of yacht and paddle in the northern part of the province of Buenos Aires. This tour can be booked at the Tangol Agency, in Florida 971, Ground Floor, Local 31, tel: 4312-7276.
Once the Delta is reached, athletes can practice rowing, kayaking, canoeing, wakeboarding and water skiing. The guides speak both Spanish and English, so there are no excuses.
At lunchtime, there are different varieties of restaurants and bars that provide a gastronomic experience according to all tastes. Japanese food, uropean center, pizzerias and grills are some of the options to share a lunch with family or friends.
The little ones have a place dedicated to them. The Costa Park is the perfect geography to enter the world of imagination. An enchanted maze, a game that emulates Aconcagua, several roller coasters, bumper boats and other amusements give it the exact magic touch to have fun with the kids. Book your ticket and transfer with Tangol. CLICK HERE
Nature, culture and history are celebrated in a space designed for tourists. “Viví Tigre”, as the official slogan says, is the perfect invitation for an incredible day.