Buenos Aires Outdoors Activities
Buenos Aires Outdoors Activities, a complete guide to the best places to enjoy a day of hiking and nature.
The city of Buenos Aires has many attractions, varied activities and places that you cannot miss. Here, we want to offer you the best options so you can spend a day outdoors in this great city!
We are going to provide you with a list of the most recognized and beautiful squares and parks, depending on the area you are visiting.
Now, let’s see how to enjoy Buenos Aires Outdoors Activities:
Forests of Palermo
One of the largest parks in the city, with many paths to carry out different physical activities, or simply enjoy the walk, a little peace and fill yourself with the magic of the trees that abound here.
With a large lake, it offers the perfect setting for a whole day, picnic included!
In the heart of Palermo, one of the most popular and largest neighborhoods in the city, you will fall in love with this place.
Around the Forests of Palermo, there are many restaurants, bars and breweries, so delighting the palate will not be impossible!
Inside, you will be able to visit the Rose Garden and the Galileo Galilei Planetarium, which offers several exhibitions and workshops about the universe and the planets.
Nearby, you can visit the Ecopark, a green space, where the city’s Zoo used to be.
The entrance to the Forests is free and open every day.
Near the Forests of Palermo, you can find this typical Japanese-style Garden. Without hesitation, we know that you are going to fall madly in love with this place, so it is better to go with time and early to be able to enjoy it in its entirety!
Although it is not too big, you will have a lot of detail to admire and go through. Its flora and fauna is captivating, in addition to all the typical Japanese structure that will steal all eyes! In addition, in the middle of the Japanese Garden, there is the lagoon where many Koi fish of different colors live.
Everything within the Japanese Garden is in a harmony that will bring you a different kind of peace.
Given the situation of COVID-19, the Garden has certain protocols in force. Here we leave you their website for more information and so you can buy tickets!
If you enjoy nature and want to learn more, this site is for you! Full of trees, plants and vegetables, it has more than 7 hectares with 6 thousand varieties of species.
Along the way through the garden, each species has its name so you can learn as long as you see them!
Also in Palermo, a few blocks from the places we mentioned before, you can enjoy this immense place of fresh air, full of huge trees that create the ideal space for a learning walk.
Admission to this garden is free and open. The only day it is closed is Monday, since cleaning and care activities are carried out.
General San Martin Square
We moved to another neighborhood to head towards Retiro and find this imposing green space in the midst of the hustle and bustle of Downtown.
A few meters from the Retiro train station, it is one of the oldest squares and the site of several important historical events.
Of an enormous size, it has a variety of trees, flowers and plants, to enjoy a moment of relaxation on the grass, enjoy a picnic or simply sit down to breathe the pure air of the abundant vegetation.
With several entrances to walk inside, it also has a playground for children, in addition to being very close to the Monumental Tower, the Military Circle and the National Weapons Museum. All sites, which you can also visit and tour a part of the country’s history.
Although it is located in a fairly busy place with high traffic, being inside the General San Martin Square, you will feel as if you are in a world apart.
Around this green space, you can find restaurants, cafes, kiosks and ice cream parlors, to delight the palate while beautifying your view with the landscape.
Undoubtedly, it is a place to give yourself a moment of distention and relaxation!
Continuing through Retiro, we move towards Puerto Madero, to reach the Coast Ecological Reserve.
One of the largest urban reserves in all of Latin America is located in the southern part of the Coast.
With 350 hectares, it is home to more than 2,000 species of animals and an immense variety of native vegetation.
Here, you can enjoy a closer contact with nature in all its splendor. You will see many animal species including mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians.
With many paths, bridges and viewpoints for you to enjoy a beautiful walk in the middle of nature and its purity! Here, too, you will be able to abstract yourself from the hustle and bustle of the city, to feel that you are immersed in a large forest that looks towards the Río de la Plata.
It opens from Tuesday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., except on rainy days. Free and open entry.
Going through Puerto Madero, towards the neighborhood of San Telmo, on the border with La Boca, you will find this huge park. The most popular in the area, surrounded by several bars and cafes, where you can buy groceries to improvise a day of picnic!
Here, you will be able to admire various sculptures, a fountain, an amphitheater and, depending on the day you go, a large craft fair is set up.
In addition, near here, the famous Defense Street Fair is displayed, a place where many antique and relic shops are displayed. For this reason, visiting this park is the first step to entering the San Telmo neighborhood. To find out everything you can do here, follow this link!
The entrance to the park is free and open, with entrances through Defense Street or Av. Brasil.
Many of the sites that we mention in this note are part of our Free Tours. We invite you to join here!