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Urban reserves to the north of Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires

Between Buenos Aires and Rosario, near the cities of Baradero, San Pedro and San Nicolás de los Arroyos, to mention a few, there are several natural reserves with trails and activities to discover the Paraná cliffs, enjoy the view, go birding and visit places known as the historical stage of patriotic deeds.

You can visit this area all year round; if you prefer outdoor activities, it is best to go in spring and summer.

What to see
Parque del Este Reserve

In Baradero, the Parque del Este Reserve has self-guided trails, a lake, two plant nurseries and a small zoo, where injured or sick animals are rehabilitated. It is considered an IBA site (Important Bird and Biodiversity Area). There is an academic camp open for school study trips. In the district of Baradero, you can also enjoy the beaches on Baradero River with its surrounding cliffs.

Vuelta de Obligado Reserve 

Near San Pedro, the Vuelta de Obligado Reserve is located along the coast of Paraná River and offers a great view of its cliffs. This reserve is an IBA site. Here, you will be able to walk around its trails, watch birds and admire the characteristic flora and fauna of Buenos Aires. You can also include in your day a visit to the Monument and Historic Museum of the Battle of Obligado, located in a gorgeous park on the banks of the Paraná River. Do not leave without trying the local oranges and the traditional ensaimada, a Majorcan dessert.

Ramallo Municipal Reserve

Near the city of Ramallo, this Municipal Reserve is another IBA site known for being one of the few places where you can find cliffs over the Paraná River with native forests of big trees (such as the spiny hackberry, the chanar tree and the white carob tree). There are trails to go for a stroll and archaeological sites with pottery engraved and painted by native people, as well as a major fossil site.

Parque Rafael de Aguiar Protected Nature Area

In the Parque Rafael de Aguiar Protected Nature Area in San Nicolás de los Arroyos you will discover the characteristic environment of the Middle Delta on the Paraná River. It is a great place for recreational walks, biking and strolling along the lakes and river shore surrounded by willows and river alders. At the park's entrance, you will find the Municipal Kayaking School, where you can take part in outings and aquatic activities without the need for prior experience.

How to get there and move around

All the reserves are located on National Route 9, on a stretch of 100 km between Baradero and San Nicolás de los Arroyos. Public transport reaches the main cities, but they do not always go to the reserves.

Where to stay

Buenos Aires, Escobar, Campana, Baradero, San Pedro, Ramallo and San Nicolás de los Arroyos offer varied dining and accommodation options like hotels, aparthotels, bungalows and camping areas.

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