Tigre, Buenos Aires
Tigre is close enough that you can go there in the morning and come back in the evening quite easily. By car it's only 30 minutes by car, 50 minutes and about an hour and a half by bus. You can pick up the train from the Retiro station and they run about every 15 minutes for $1.90pesos and the collective (bus) to take is the #60 and costs $1.35pesos each way.
Tigre is a small town that is actually an island. 3 rivers, The Tigre, The Lujan and the Reconquista, surround it. Long neglected, over the past 2 decades, Tigre has experienced a kind of renaissance. There are so many cool things to do on the Tigre that I don't know where to start. But good ways to see the river is just by hiring a small boat (with driver) and have him/her take you on a tour where you'll be able to explore the rivers and parts of the Delta. There are a few good places to eat and if you want to stay overnight there are some decent Bed and Breakfast places available.
For more information, visit a travel agent in Tigre, or just get on a train and when you disembark at the Tigre station there will be an information center there with maps and info on trips to the islands. Estacion Fluvial de Tigre, Mitre 305 4512-4497
A pleasant sojourn from Buenos Aires and a popular weekend jaunt for Porteños, Tigre is a pretty town on an island in the Paraná Delta, just 30km (19 miles) away.
The focus of activity is at the River Terminal –the Estación Fluvial – from where visitors can take a boat trip on the waterways of the Paraná Delta and even stop off for a stroll along the leafy lanes on some of the islands.
Those wanting an adrenaline rush will not be disappointed by Parque de la Costa, Vivanco 1509 (tel: (011) 4732 6300; website: www.parquedelacosta.com.ar). With its rollercoasters, amusements and fun-fair rides, it is one of the largest amusement parks in Latin America.
Only a few blocks away from the station is the daily Puerto de Frutos (fruit market). These days, fruit cultivation has declined in importance so the main products to purchase are local handicrafts. The town’s elegance has somewhat faded but the area is an idyllic one for some exploration on foot. Pedestrians can watch the rowers glide along the waters or watch the waterway Regattas during March and November.
Trains leave from Buenos Aires’s Retiro Station (Linea Mitre) regularly and the journey takes 45 minutes. For more of a scenic ride change at Olivos and take the Tren de la Costa (tel: (011) 4732 6343) for a pleasant journey through the parks and wealthy suburbs near the riverside. Travel Line Argentina and other tour companies offer full-day excursions to Tigre and the Paraná Delta for US$35 (see Bus Tours in Tours of the City).
Tigre is the delta area of Rio Parana. The whole place is criss-crossed by canals and rivers and islands.
Instead of cars and garages out in front of the houses, they have boat docks. Boats are the way to travel around here.
Tigre has an entirely different and very tranquil atmosphere from busy Buenos Aires, just 29km south. Take a launch service and relax on one of the islands. Note, there are a lot of mosquitoes.
Si estan en Buenos Aires, no dejen de ir al Tigre. Es una excursion de 4 horas (al menos) y de verdad que vale la pena!
Los fines de semana hay una feria en el puerto de frutos donde se venden artesanias muy lindas y baratas. No dejen de hacer el paseo en catamaran por las islas del Tigre, pero traten de ir un dia con sol, es mucho mas lindo!
Go to Tigre which is in the northern suburb of Bs As. This is where locals go when they're taking out their families because there's a huge theme park there. Try boating around the river delta. It's a great retreat from the fast paced city life.
You should go to 'El Tigre'. It´s a port in the outside of Buenos Aires but not to far by highway.
It´s got nature places at the side of the river and nice hand arts for shopping. There are many turistic places and cheap rides in launch ($5), nice restaurants and some museums.
For information call 0800-8-888447 (free inside Argentina) or (54-11) 4512-4497 from 9 to 17 hs.
It also have a casino, I´ll put its information in 'nighlife'.
It´s a little too far to go in taxi (maybe $40), betwen day hours you can use the train. Be there early to make good use of the excursions
Tigre - a beautiful river-village about 45 minutes from BA by train. A beautiful town and complex of summer houses that you need to get to by boat. Tigre also has an amusement park which has two great roller coasters!
The islands of Paraná River Delta
Tigre is the starting point to visit hundreds of islands forming up the Paraná River Delta at the mouth of Río de la Plata (River Plate), where there are residences, hostels and sports clubs. Tours along the Delta and to Martín García Island, a natural and historical reserve, start from the river port of Tigre.
It is advisable to choose the tour by Tren de la Costa (a coastline train), which in its 15 Km journey goes through the districts of Vicente López, San Isidro, San Fernando and Tigre, bordering the coast of Río de la Plata and allowing the traveller to see some historical mansions. The train stations have shopping malls or coffee shops and restaurants. The Parque de la Costa (an amusement park) in Delta station, offers different shows and mechanic attractions. You can also take catamaran rides along the Delta.
Address: Av. Liniers 818 - Tigre
Visits: wednesdays thru sundays from 10 am to 6 pm.
Direccion: Av. Liniers 818 - Tigre
Visitas: Miércoles a Domingos
10 a 18 hs.
Estación Fluvial de Tigre, Local 8
Buenos Aires, Argetina
Tel.: (54-11)4749-3898 Tel./Fax: (54-11)4749-5960
Hotel 4728-1019/2760 . Canal VHF Nro7
For a pleasant getaway from Buenos Aires, take a boat ride to Tigre. This charming island community is a step back in time. The light snacks provide on the boat were excellent.