Ushuaia Travel Guide
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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 98%Adventure Travelers
- 67%Local Culture
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Member Reviews (21)
- UshuaiaNov 25, 2013
The nearest ski resort--Las Len~as--is about 750 miles from Buenos Aires. The furthest--Cerro Castor--is about 2000 miles away. Either way, flying is your best bet.
I've only skied at a couple resorts in Argentina so can't really say which is the best of the best. Check out the Spanish language website www.nieveargentina.gov.ar for a good overview of skiing in Argentina.
- UshuaiaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Nov 02, 2013
This pleasant little town is a cross roads for Antarctic explorers and Patagonian hikers. Although it can feel a bit touristy, the remote location and gorgeous surroundings give it a special charm. A nice place to gather energy before heading out on the trails or braving the Drake.
- UshuaiaMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersFoodies+ 2Jan 17, 2013
When I was growing up, my dad used to threaten to send me to Tierra del Fuego when I was misbehaving. So when I called home from Ushuaia on New Years one year, he was not sure whether or not I was joking when I told him I was actually in Tierra del Fuego. Despite the name, there is no fire here. Lots of ice, though. Ushuaia is the southernmost city in the world and jumping off point to see penguins and gaze south toward Antarctica. You can do a boat tour of the Straights of Magellan and see penguins and glaciers.
- UshuaiaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Jan 15, 2013
Ushuaia makes a good base for exploring the area. If you want to go to the island with the penguins from Ushuaia by boat you can't get off the boat. The alternative is to take a day-long land tour by a minivan that stops at some interesting spots and then gets to a place (Estancia Harberton ) where you take a boat (about 15 people, included as part of the tour) to the island with the penguins. At the time of our visit, this tour was only offered by one company called Piratur; you can make a reservation in Ushuaia, right in the harbor where all tour booths are located (I don't know if you can make a reservation ahead of time but we had no problem to reserve it a day before).
- UshuaiaJan 03, 2013
Standing as the Southernmost city in the world (although Puerto Williams would dispute this claim), Ushuaia doesn't really feel like the last city on earth. It's built up, with a lot of tourist activity, most likely due to the large number of antarctic departures from this location. It retains a certain charm, especially when one gets off of the main boulevard. The main museum is interesting and worthwhile (it used to be the city prison), a local craft shop is a solid place to buy souvenirs, and seeing ships come and go is a good way to pass the time. The close by National Park is not worth the visit (or expense), especially if you've already gone to Torres del Paine or Fitz Roy.
- UshuaiaJul 05, 2012
La ciudad mas uastral del mundo tiene todo lo que tiene un puerto, vista increible, una historia sorprendente, y el canal beagle donde empieza la aventura hacia el mitico Cabo de Hornos, tambien estan las parrilladas y asados de cordero, yami¡
- UshuaiaMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBackpackersAdventure TravelersJul 03, 2012
This is a Fin del Mundo = end of the world. This is a nice city with couple of nice parks in the area. You can take a tour to see penguins on close by island. Most of the people that come to this city are coming either to experience the end of the world city or take a cruise to Antartica (expensive ...).
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