Entre Ríos (Between Rivers) finds the origin of its name in the fact that, logically, it’s a location bounded by rivers (among which the Paraná and the Uruguay stand out). No wonder, then, that water is part of its identity and offers an unbeatable tourism offer: fishing, beach days, sports and a whole lot more.
A province that delights those who decide to visit it with plans that is as adrenaline-filled as they are also calm.
The condition? Natural spaces surrounded by the celestial and green embrace of its rivers, lakes and eternal vegetation. Its lands of aquatic endings and luxurious postcards, transformed it into an unavoidable location for travellers from Argentina and the whole world.
And there are plenty of reasons to visit this area. Starting with its carnivals that are comfortably placed on the list of the best in the world. Or its beaches that daily reaffirm the premise that relaxing in times of chaos is all that is needed to make the heart beat.
We are talking about, no more and no less, than the most thermal province in the country. So the idea of tranquillity and nature in the same place is more than fulfilled. In addition, it is home to hundreds of fish such as the surubí and the dorado, which enable an endless number of fishing venues and a great gastronomy. And in the same way, its water lines make possible all kinds of activities that accelerate the pulse of anyone.
Entre Ríos reveals the true recipe for success: river, sun and beaches. A year-round recreational ideal that finds its splendour in the summer and spring seasons (from September to March, more specifically). And as the benefits of this coastline are endless, nothing better than a guide on how to enjoy and where to go to take advantage of its aquatic limits:
- Sport Fishing - We have already said this: Entre Ríos lives up to its name and is surrounded by water. On the west side, from north to south, is the Paraná River. And on its east side, the Uruguay River watches over the borders. It is very clear that river coordinates abound and precisely for that reason, it leads the Argentine podium when it comes to choosing fishing spots.
Which localities open their doors to tourists with their rods and hooks? It depends on the river you want to visit. In the Paraná tributaries, the city of Victoria was declared the official headquarters of sport fishing, ideal for fans of catching yellow catfish. La Paz, on the other hand, has the Curuzú Chalí Island where the annual Dorado and Surubí Festivities are held, which receive national and international fishermen. And on the other hand, Paraná, Gualeguay and Santa Elena are perfect for those who chase dorado.
However, the Uruguay River surrounds the cities of Federación, Concordia, Colón, and Concepción del Uruguay, which together hold the title of cradle of dorados, bogas, pejerreyes and surubíes. In fact, on this side of the water you can find the largest dorados in the world. Just mark on the map the famous Salto Grande dam in the city of Concordia. In addition to being a work of engineering with guided tours and amazing viewpoints, it is the owner of fish weighing more than 20 kilos.
The most common fishing modalities here are spinning, trolling, baitcasting and fly fishing.
- Beach Days -
Nothing compares to an open sea. The shores of Entre Ríos lure thousands of explorers every day in search of new aquatic adventures. Its white sands and endless waters are enough to seduce more than one traveller's heart. And of course, there are plenty of alternatives for intrepid tourists: kite surfing, jet skiing, water skiing, swimming, canoeing and stand up paddle are just some of the most popular proposals. Be careful, those who seek calm will not be left behind, because a classic is to spend sunny days surrounded by wonderful views that only get better when golden hour arrives and the orange rays begin to fade on the horizon.
Once again, the coast is divided in two. On the one hand, the Paraná, which to the north has almost virgin postcards - and renowned fishing spots - such as the beaches of Villa Urquiza, Hernandarias, Piedras Blancas and Santa Elena. Or the islands, ravines and coasts of the homonymous provincial capital of Paraná. And the hundreds of seaside resorts in the region of Victoria, Valle María, Diamante and La Paz. As always, there are no wrong answers, because each of them paints a picture worthy of its space in a museum.
If we are talking about the Uruguay River, there are the coasts of Chajarí and Federación, which in addition to a white soil are strategically close to natural hot springs of up to 9 hectares. In this area there is also the city of Concordia that hosts options such as Los Sauces, Playa Nébel and the entire coast of Lake Salto Grande, which has small beaches along with perfect resorts to connect with this natural world.
- Camping Out and Starry Nights - Maybe one day at the beach is not enough. Maybe the fishing of that day will leave you wanting more. Or you may simply want to sleep under a starry sky accompanied by the melodies of the Entre Ríos nature. If any of these conditions are met - and they will be - there are many coordinates to satisfy the whim of extending your stay. Because luckily this river coast also has an option to stay overnight.
Gualeguaychú - the colorful and energetic icon of the most famous carnival in the country - is also the owner of the Ñandubaysal beach resort, which has spaces for mobile homes, tents and even wooden dorms. And in addition to a day at the beach or fishing, it is the setting for horseback riding and wildlife watching, such as capybaras, vizcachas, deer, rheas and more than 250 species of birds.
In Concepción del Uruguay, within the Parque del Sur, Patagonia and Itapé, the premise of sleeping is maintained and brings smiles 24/7. And near El Palmar National Park, a landscape populated by forests and palm trees allows you to rest on the banks of the Uruguay River surrounded by an incredible natural drawing that - to make matters better - is visited by hundreds of species of regional fauna.