Search in La Ruta Natural

You can search the content of your interest in La Ruta Natural page here.


Uruguay River

Entre Ríos and Corrientes

The Uruguay River forms a tourist corridor full of places where nature, thermal complexes, gastronomy and culture converge. In summer, the carnival adds colour, party and costumes.

Open to visitors all year round. Enjoy the sun, the beach and the river from October to April.

What to see
Beaches, hot springs and natural areas in Entre Ríos

There are many destinations that can be enjoyed on the coast of the Uruguay River in the province of Entre Ríos. Most have beaches, campsites, hot springs and nature reserves to spend the day. A tip: in summer, migratory shorebirds arrive to rest and nest.

  • Gualeguaychú: with a wide variety of beaches and campsites on the Uruguay River and the Gualeguaychú River, this city is a great place for biking, sailing, boating, sport fishing, and photographic safaris. A few kilometers from the center, you can spend the day in its hot springs. In its surroundings, a series of natural reserves invite you to do ecotourism, bird watching, photographic safaris, hiking and more activities. In January and February, the Gualeguaychú carnival is the largest open-air show in the country, with troupes and floats in pure color and music.

  • Concepción del Uruguay: with beaches and islands, some of its most traditional resorts are Banco Pelay, Paso Vera and the Cambacuá Natural Island, in the middle of the Uruguay River , which is reached on a catamaran that leaves from the port of the city.

  • Colón: city with beaches to spend the day and go kayaking, sailing, motorboating, windsurfing and water skiing. There are also hot springs with all the services, as well as rural tourism options.

  • San José: very close to the city of Colón, in this town you can enjoy sandy beaches surrounded by forests. There is also a thermal complex with a spa.

  • Puerto Yeruá: a small and quiet town with a municipal campsite where you can fish, go boating and horseback riding.

  • Concordia: in an area of pine and eucalyptus forests and citrus plantations, this city has several beaches and two thermal complexes. Arborism and nautical activities can be practiced in the reserves of Parque San Carlos and Ecoparque de Salto Grande.

  • Federación: in this city is the first thermal park in the country. On the waterfront and in front of the Salto Grande lake, you can visit the El Aromito Native Forest Reserve, a large botanical garden that protects hundreds of species. Another attraction is the Chaviyú Nature Reserve, 12 km from the city, with islands, galleries and a large eucalyptus forest to explore on foot. There, from December to March, the osprey can be found.

  • Santa Ana: in a landscape of plains and hills, you can enjoy its white sand beaches and warm waters . One of them is the Balneario Municipal on the waters of Lake Salto Grande, which also has a campsite with all services. You can also rent kayaks, go biking and fishing.

El Palmar National Park

On the coast of the Uruguay River in Entre Ríos, El Palmar National Park —one of the most visited in Argentina— protects an immense forest of yatay palm trees and is a great place to see birds and fauna in general. Ideal for going with the family to spend the day or camping, it has vehicular and pedestrian paths, viewpoints and a beach with lifeguard service during the high summer season (outside of that period, entry into the water is not allowed). More information in the must-see El Palmar National Park.

Beaches in Corrientes

The subtropical climate of the province of Corrientes is ideal for those looking for sun and beach destinations. The most prominent cities on the Uruguay River are:

  • Monte Caseros: this city of wide streets has 6 km of beaches. Its beaches have services to spend the day. You can also enjoy its thermal park.

  • Yapeyú: between old facades and lanterns, the streets of Yapeyú end at beaches surrounded by trees.

  • La Cruz: it has 8 km of beaches. Its incredible sandbanks are surprising, which, when the water recedes, allow you to cross its channel on foot.

  • Alvear: surrounded by trees, you can enjoy beaches and sas well as interpretive trails for walking. In the Aguapey river you can practice water sports.

  • Santo Tomé: coastal city with beaches and campsites on the banks of the river. You can visit the Natural Reserve of Santo Tomé with 200 species of birds and plants, carayá monkeys and waterfalls.


Many of these towns can be connected to each other by following the circuit from Buenos Aires to the Esteros del Iberá, passing through the Ciervo de los Pantanos and El Palmar national parks.

How to get there and move around

National Route 14 (paved) is the backbone to ride across this area. Buses connect all cities and towns.

Where to stay

In almost all cities, there is a wide and varied offer of accommodation options, from hotels of different categories to inns, cabins, hostels and camping sites, as well as restaurants and supermarkets.

More information