Ushuaia: Tourism in the extreme south of Argentina

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Ushuaia is a city in Argentina, in the most southern region of South America.
Better known as “end of the world”, it is in a new town, with just over 100 years old but has already become one of the favorite tourist destinations of many travelers because of the lush countryside, including forests, mountains, rivers and lakes.

City of Ushuaia

Ushuaia is the starting point for those looking to discover unique places, as navigate the Beagle Channel, visit the Lighthouse at the End of the World or go to the National Park which connects to Antarctica.
In Ushuaia there are many options for leisure and adventure for the entire year. The region can be explored by car, train, walking and sailing. The practice of extreme sports and leisure in Ushuaia include trekking, rafting, fishing, biking, flora and fauna and visitation offices.

Laguna verde in Ushuaia

The food in Ushuaia is also very special and should be explored: caulker (a fruit of the region), spider crab (king crab), Patagonian lamb, beef ancho, black meluza and empanadas.

Where to stay in Ushuaia

The city is ready to accommodate all types of tourists, from backpackers to those seeking more comfort. The cost of accommodation rises considerably during the school holidays (July-August and December), who is on a tight budget should avoid these months.

Packages offered on various travel agencies do not usually worth. Plan the travel by yourself to Ushuaia is very simple and you can save some money doing it.

Street in Ushuaia

Those traveling with family and want a hotel with good cost / benefit, we recommend the Villa Brescia Hotel, with fair prices (except during the holiday season mentioned above).

For backpackers, a very recommended hostel is the Cruz del Sur. The hostel offers shared rooms (4 and 6 beds) and has a great location.

Those who seek more comfort can stay at the only 5 star hotel in the region: Los Cauquenes. This is a resort that offers a lot of activities in nature as well as a spa.

Best time to visit Ushuaia

The average annual temperature is 4.7°C and can reach 15°C in summer and drop to -2°C during winter. Some attractions are open year-round while others are only available during the summer / winter.

Skii in Ushuaia

The activities offered in the region during the winter are somewhat limited. But for those seeking skiing, this should be the best time: The ski resort Cerro Castor has a great infrastructure and attracts tourists from around the world during the winter.

Penguins in Ushuaia

During the summer you can take a trip on the island of penguins, take a cruise to Antarctica or visit the emerald lagoon. It is during the summer many tourists gather in Dublin to experience the Beagle Pub, a green beer that is only found in the region.

Getting to Ushuaia

You can reach the city in many ways, but the recommended one is flight (of course) :)

Direct flights are offered by major airlines, check below:

Flights to Ushuaia

Buenos Aires – Aeroparque: Aerolíneas Argentinas.

Buenos Aires – Ezeiza: Aerolíneas Argentinas and LAN Airlines.

El Calafate (Argentina): Aerolíneas Argentinas, LADE and LAN Airlines.

Punta Arenas (Chile): Aerovías DAP and LAN Airlines.

Río Gallegos (Argentina): Aerolíneas Argentinas and LADE.

Santiago de Chile: LAN Airlines.

Sao Paulo – Guarulhos: Gol Airlines and TAM Airlines.

Trelew (Argentina): Aerolíneas Argentinas.


Thanks for the tips: Renato Mayer and Clovis Ferro

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