Tigre, Buenos Aires
I heard about this popular delta region which can be reached in one hour when heading north from Buenos Aires. I took the taxi and I don’t know how much I paid ($50?), but I knew it was not much. It is a popular weekend getaway for portenos.
When I got there, there were nice little shops and the water was “inviting” me to ride a boat to explore the delta. Boat companies are very easy to find to schedule 1 to 3 hour rides, depending whether you want to include a meal on one of the delta restaurants by the water. Of course, I was hungry and chose the meal and was not disappointed later. The salmon was good!
The Delta del Parana ‘s waters stream in from the inland jungles of Argentina. The boat passed lots of colonial mansions and beautiful houses along the riverbank.
If you don’t want to take the taxi to tigre, take the Tren de la Costa route instead to enjoy a more scenic ride. There is a stop at San Isidro which is a pleasant suburb with an outdoor shopping center.
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).
One of the good activities to do besides, exploring el obelisco and the 9 de julio av. is going to this magnificient point, called TIGRE...it`s a very nice green area where you can find so many recreational parks and going through the rivers is very good experience.
Most of argentinian people take a kayac and raw through the river just for sport and getting some fun.
For the tourist There are so many travel agencies that offer a tour in catamarans. i just took a short trip around the river and it was definitely very nice. i saw so many people around preparin a asado, and relaxing.
If you are in buenos aires, don't miss going to Tigre. Is an excursion of 4 hours (at least) and truly that is worth going! During weekends there is a fair in the port of fruits where they seld very nice and cheap handycrafts. A trip in a catamaran by the islands of the Tigre, it's a must! But try to go in a shinny day!
To go there you may take the train at Retiro that ends in Tigre, it's an hour trip by train and the ticket (We call it boleto) costs $1.25 (argentine peso).
Si estas en buenos Aires, no te pierdas la ida a Tigre. Es una excursion de al menos 4 horas, pero vale la pena hacerla. Durante los fines de semana hay una feria en el Puerto de frutos donde se venden artesanias muy lindas y baratas. Un viaje en catamaran por las islas de Tigre es obligatorio!! Traten de ir en un dia de sol!
Para ir a Tigre se puede tomar el tren en Retiro que finaliza en Tigre, es una hora de viaje y el ticket (boleto, como lo llamamos nosotros) cuesta $1,25
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!
Wow! to be honest with you i`ve never been to this kind of mechanical parks before. it was a great experience to be a real roller coaster, some beautiful cars and many other funny activities that offer this park.
i really appreciate my time here and also more because i was with my good friends, Christian from Guatemala and my countryman, pedro...
To get there is very easy, it`s located next to the river + there are some signs
The Tigre region is a huge delta about 1 hour north of Buenos Aires. We took a day tour and were picked up from out hotel in a bus, then dropped off and got the local train to the Tigre region before getting on another bus!! A bit long winded but it gave us the opportunity to see different areas of the city including the richest suburban area. Once off the train you are lead through a craft/tourist market which has expensive but nice little tid bits. We were allowed to wonder around for an hour before heading off to the catamaran and our cruise.
The cruise itself goes for about an hour and goes down several of the wider canals before turning around again. The catamaran typically has two levels with an enclosed level downstairs with tables and chairs and a viewing deck upstairs. Along the canals are various houses, but where we went was mostly bush land and various animals. On the water you will see lots of other boats as well as the occasional ship wreck. It has to be seen to be believed.
Day trips (with or without lunch) are not that expensive and we paid US$20 for the privilege. I highly recommend a visit!!
El Tigre is a small town located about 35km from the city of Buenos Aires. You can reach the town by train from BA or take one of the many tours to the area. Tigre is a very quiet and relaxing town and a great place to go and unwind.
You can start by taking a boat trip on the River which takes about 45 minutes and takes you through the Delta so you can watch life on the river and see the many beautiful houses that like the Delta.
Afterwards you can stroll the streets of Tigre to do a little bit of shopping or head over to the tourist train which takes you to other spots of interest nearby.
El Tigre also has a theme park inbetween the town and the Delta, which looked quite interesting; however, we did not visit it so I can not share any info on how good it is.
Have you ever thought about having fun ina place named TIGER???? That is the delta of Tigre, this neighborhood is a group of islands whichs form a huge delta of the Plata River, some people live in islands and they have to take a boat which is a bus :) Great holidays place for the argentineans, and of course my friend Ariel took me there together with our other friend Alejandro! :)))))
Great people we naver forget, and here we are, in front of the Tigre Train Station.
September 13th, 2005
Heheheheh that is what most argentineans do in the weekends, they usually go to Tigre for a nice rest, to sail on the river channels...Okay, the name Tigre comes really from the word TIGER...Back there in the past, and I am talking about 1580, a special of jaguar used to live there, lots of them... the native called it as yaguaretés (american tiger), but the spanish wrongly thought they were tigers, but thanks to that, TIGRE IS TIGRE!
To go there you jsut need to drive 32km from the OBELISCO, heading north of the city, Tigre is a small town outside of Buenos Aires, it is something they call PROVINCIA DE BUENOS AIRES!
Actually these water belongs to a river called Lujan which will meet the Parana River, and then the Parana Delta will start.
September 13th, 2005
It was founded on may 20th 1892
Address: Paseo Victorica 602
Pcia. de Buenos Aires - Argentina
Fundado el 20 de Mayo de 1892
Paseo Victorica 602
Pcia. de Buenos Aires - Argentina
Like a lot of other people, I got out of B.A. for the day and took a trip "to the Delta".
Starting at Retiro ( a beautiful architectural experience in itself !!) and costing 2/3 pesos return !!! it only takes about 45 minutes to reach Tigre ( the human "entertainment" on the train at various points can also be fun ).
Out of the station and straight ahead to the Information booth on the River walkway to buy your ticket for the boat ( 20 pesos round trip on the boat that also acts as a bus - stopping at numerous jetties on the way to pick up / drop off passengers.
I can't remember the name of the place I got off but it was only a short walk along a pathway to the restaurant ( very Alpine / German in look ) - good meal and then on with the walk through the pathways / houses / streams etc seeing beatiful flowers /trees / birds / painted houses / houses on stlits / small houses / big houses / etc etc
Literally, a backwater to the Rio Grande but well worth the effort / time to see it.
Tigre itself isn't much of a town but the trip up the Delta is a real gem - not to be missed !!!
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.
Delta del Tigre got its name from the Spaniards who saw tigers when they got to this place. Nowadays, no tigers exist there anymore. This is a 45 minutes to 1 hour trip from Recoleta area. They take you first by a big bus then you stop in San Isidro to hop on a train to take you to the pier of the Delta. Train ride gives you a glimpse on the nice houses with european designs.
Once on the delta you take a passenger boat with an upper deck. Go to the upper deck to see the good view. Most people here own boats and most kids learn to row the boats before driving a car. This is only accessible by boat, it's also the summer place of most argentinians in Buenos Aires. It has many nice resort hotels along the delta, you will also see lots of men practising rowing. Along the way, you will see a historic house inside a glass to preserve the wood from moisture. Nothing much to do here just look at the houses and the historic house, you're not allowed to go down to check it out though. Then the boat turns around and you're back to the train station.
On the way back you stop at San Isidro, where you can see the big church on weekends there is a fleamarket around the plaza. Some interesting things to check out, nice to look at the local artist work of arts. I bought a painting from a local artist, and hand painted fridge magnets very nice gifts to your friends back home.