Parks and Nature Reserves, all the information on the best green spaces in the city, so you can enjoy a day in nature.
In total, there are 39 National Parks in Argentina, 3 Marine Parks, 6 Reserves, 2 Natural Monuments and 2 Protected Marine Areas. Through the National System of Protected Areas, certain categories are developed to preserve Nature, establishing certain permitted uses and activities, as well as prohibited.
The province with the largest number of National Parks is Santa Cruz, but, so you don’t worry, we want to tell you that in Buenos Aires there are also some natural sites for you to enjoy!
These are the Parks and Natural Reserves that you can visit in Buenos Aires:
CIERVO DE LOS PANTANOS NATIONAL PARK
Located 90 km from the center of Buenos Aires, you must go north to visit it. You will arrive at the Paraná Islands and the Delta, where this enormous natural space is located.
It is considered one of the fundamental spaces for the sustainability of wetland services, as well as the conservation of Biodiversity.
Entrance is free. Open every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. We leave you their website here for more information.
TUYÚ FIELDS NATIONAL PARK
Although it is further away than the Park that we mentioned before, it is worth the visit! Located on the southern coast of Samborombón Bay, it is about 300 km to the opposite side, that is, to the South.
This space is in charge of protecting the last remnants of Pampean grasslands that form the largest conservation wetland. Likewise, it fulfills the function of being the last refuge of the active Pampas Deer.
In this place, you will find thousands of natural landscapes with crabs, espartillares, logging forests and lagoons. An ideal point to take beautiful photos.
ECOLOGICAL RESERVE SOUTH COAST
In this case, it is located in the center of Buenos Aires, on the South Coast to be more precise.
It owns 350 total hectares, with an immense amount of biodiversity to its credit. Here, you will find viewpoints and landscapes to take thousands of photographs, as well as a huge variety of plant and animal species.
VICENTE LÓPEZ ECOLOGICAL RESERVE
Moving towards Vicente López, province of Buenos Aires (here we inform you about the Walk of Vicente López), we will enjoy the 150 species of birds and variety of vegetation that inhabit this reserve.
As main attractions it has a Lagoon and a Swamp, as well as different viewpoints to observe the landscape, trails to walk through nature and a nursery with native plants.
Open from Tuesday to Sunday, and on holidays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It remains closed on Mondays. In addition, it has guided tours to learn in detail the characteristics of each species. Here we leave you their profile for more information.
PILAR NATURE RESERVE
At the limit of the north bank of the Luján River, you will find this space of wetlands and fellings with approximately 300 hectares in total.
You will be able to observe more than 60 species of birds and 100 different plants.
In the heart of the Province of Buenos Aires, Pilar district more precisely, this place boasts the best setting to walk inside while admiring the natural beauty that makes it up.
Open every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Here we leave you the profile for more information.
PROVINCIAL NATURE RESERVE SAN JUAN – PEREYRA IRAOLA
With an approximate total area of 10,000 hectares, it is located in the Berazategui district, also in the province of Buenos Aires. Due to its extension, it includes the municipalities of Ensenada, Florencio Varela and La Plata.
Among the species that you will find here, you will be able to observe one in particular, classified as exotic: the “Crystal Tree”. Its characteristic is precisely that of shining in the light.
In turn, you will find wild cats, black-eyed lizards, gray foxes and a particular species of butterfly known as the “Argentine Flag”, which reproduces on the Coronillo tree, a native species.
This place has 200 species of birds and mammals, as well as 130 species of native and introduced flora.
Open every day from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., including holidays. Here we leave their website for more information.
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