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Delta of Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires

Very close to Buenos Aires, the Paraná River Delta forms a huge network of rivers, streams and small islands, making it an ideal destination for a getaway from the city, to enjoy nature, rest and practice water sports.

You can visit this area all year round. To practice water sports and explore the flora and fauna, the best time to visit is from October to March.

What to see
First section

To know the delta you have to navigate it. On the islands there is a stable population of islanders, weekend houses, recreation, inns and campsites. It is a 100% aquatic world, where buses and supermarkets are boats and life happens at the rhythm of the tides.

If you want to visit the place for the day, you can take a boat or catamaran excursion through the first section, do water sports such as wakeboarding or rowing, or go to one of the recreation areas that offer options to spend the day. There are also many options to spend the night and wake up to the sound of nature. If you do not reserve in advance, at the Tigre Fluvial terminal several providers offer excursions for the day.

Second and Third Section

The second and third sections are the ones located furthest away, in San Fernando district, which are part of the Paraná Delta Biosphere Reserve. Although sailing to this area takes longer (2 hours from the Port of Tigre), it is a very quiet area that will make you feel close to nature. There are private reserves with trails to get to know the typical environment of the area.

Talavera Island

One of the most popular reserves in Zárate is the Talavera Island, with rustic camping areas, cottages, bungalows, fishing clubs and private recreation centres. You can reach the island by crossing the Zárate-Brazo Largo Bridge, which connects the provinces of Buenos Aires and Entre Ríos.


From the town of Otamendi (at km 67.5 of Panamericana) and along the Camino Islas Malvinas, you access the Paraná de las Palmas pier from where you can cross by raft to the other side of the river, where there are recreation areas and campsites. You can combine this walk with a visit to the Ciervo de los Pantanos National Park.

How to get there and move around

The most common way to visit the islands in the Delta is by boat, departing from the port of Tigre. You can reach the port by public transport (bus and train). From the port, passenger and private boats depart to the islands. There are also services departing from Puerto Madero, San Fernando, San Isidro y Olivos.

Where to stay

The first section of the Delta offers the largest variety of accommodations, ranging from houses to hotels and comfortable lodges. In the second and third section, the accommodation options are similar but more limited in number.


The cities of Tigre and Campana also provide different types of accommodation options as well as cuisine options.

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