City of Corrientes
Corrientes is located next to the Paraná River, which can be accessed by boat from its mouth in the Argentine Sea, a journey more than 1,000 km (621.37 mi) long.
Strolling along the promenade next to the Parana, which is lined with trees, is a different way to get to know the beauties of this wonderful city.
The intensity of the sun invites travelers to go to the beach and swim in the river during the summer, with services and facilities to enjoy this natural place.
The city streets are lined with cockspur coral trees, jacaranda trees, orange trees, and lapacho trees with their characteristic flowers.
During the night, locals and tourist meet in the numerous bars and night clubs this Litoral capital has to offer.
The Cambacuá Park is one of the largest in the city. In this park, visitors can find a municipal cultural center, walking lanes, playgrounds, lanes for bicycles, roller skates and skateboards, and handicrafts and food stores.
Among other cultural expressions, the carnival in Corrientes is an artistic event that is enthusiastically supported by the community. There are photographs from the 1920´s where the beginnings of carnival can be seen as a celebration focused in the different quarters to become later a bigger celebration featuring better production and a larger audience. Currently, the Corrientes Carnival is where the Major Queen of all Carnivals in Argentina is elected: the lucky one will be the National Carnival Queen for a whole year.
To the north-east of the province, is located the Iberá (meaning ‘bright water’ in Guarani) Natural Reserve, one of the richest wetlands of the planet as far as biological diversity is concerned, and the main attraction of the province. Over the years, ancient courses of the Paraná River created this complex network of wetlands, formed by marshlands, lagoons, pools, masses of floating water weeds and courses of pluvial origin. With an impressive area of 13,000 km2 (5,019.32 mi²), the Iberá Marshes is the second largest wetland in South America, one of the main fresh water reserves in the planet and a RAMSAR site, making it one of the most attractive adventure tourism circuits in Argentina.
Other attractions are the Jardín de las Aves (Garden of Birds), located in Soto Lake, and the Mburucuyá National Park, in the northeast of the province, which boasts a great biodiversity. For fishing lovers, several species, such as pacú, salmon, boga, manduré, armado and yellow catfish, moncholo, patí, tahira and meagre, can be caught in the Corrientes River. For more adventurous visitors, there are a great number of tourist and recreational camps. Also, the Yacyretá Dam is the pride of the residents of the province of Corrientes. Located in the Paraná River, it generates 40% of the electricity consumed in Argentina.
Corrientesis a wonderful destination to practice all kinds of water sports; tourists can also go on photographic safaris and enjoy the landscapes this province offers, ideal for the organization of incentive programs.
HOW TO GET THERE
Flights from different Argentine cities arrive to Corrientes National Airport every day. The province is also connected with the rest of the country and with Brazilian cities through a vast road system.
Subsecretariat of Tourism of Corrientes
Phone: +543783 - 427200 / 476036 / 476037
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
www.corrientes.gov.ar/portal/hometurismo / www.turismocorrientes.com.ar