Parks and Nature Reserves, all the details so you can enjoy Nature at its best!
Throughout the country, there are 39 National Parks, 6 Nature Reserves, 3 Marine Parks, 2 Marine Protected Areas and 2 Natural Monuments. In the National System of Protected Areas there are several categories for the preservation of Nature, which establish certain permitted activities and uses, as well as those that are prohibited.
Although the province of the country with the largest number of National Parks is Santa Cruz, don’t worry, Buenos Aires also has its spaces to enjoy Nature.
Now, let’s see the Parks and Nature Reserves that you can enjoy in Buenos Aires:
CIERVO DE LOS PANTANOS NATIONAL PARK
Although it is not located in the center of the City, it is only 90 km from there. You must head north and you will find that in the Delta and the Paraná Islands, this immense natural space is erected.
Considered one of the most important spaces for the sustainability of the environmental services of the wetland and the conservation of Biodiversity. Here, more than 50 species of mammals and more than 300 species of birds are cared for and protected. It has 5,300 hectares, with tall grasslands, natural forests, an Interpretation Center and a variety of routes for you to learn about the fauna and flora of this place.
Located in the Campana district, you can get there by taking Highway 9 and following the signs or take the train from Retiro to Campana. Admission is free and it is open every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Here is the website for more information.
CAMPOS DEL TUYÚ NATIONAL PARK
Although it is further away than the previous Park, it is worth visiting. It is located on the southern coast of Samborombón Bay, about 300 km south of Buenos Aires.
It is a space that protects the last remnants of Pampas grasslands that make up a wetland of immense conservation value. In turn, it is one of the last refuges of the Pampas Deer that is still in activity.
Here, you will be able to discover an infinite number of natural landscapes with lagoons, crabbeds, espartillars and logging forests.
At the moment it cannot be visited, but we leave you here its website for more information.
ECOLOGICAL RESERVE SOUTH COAST
Located within the City of Buenos Aires, on the city’s Costanera Sur, it brings together an enormous amount of biodiversity in its total 350 hectares.
Here, you will find landscapes and viewpoints that will allow you to get the best photos, as well as discover an endless number of animal and plant species.
VICENTE LÓPEZ ECOLOGICAL RESERVE
Heading towards the Municipality of Vicente López (you can obtain information about the Walk here), you will be able to enjoy the 3 hectares and the 150 species of birds that reside here.
Its main attractions are the swamp and the lagoon, but it also has viewpoints, a native plant nursery and many trails for you to enjoy a walk in the middle of nature.
It has guided tours and is open from Tuesday to Sunday and holidays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Mondays it remains closed. We leave you its profile here, since it does not have an active website.
PILAR NATURE RESERVE
Bordering the north bank of the Luján River, is this area of logging and wetlands of approximately 300 hectares. Here, you will find more than 100 species of plants and 60 species of birds.
It is located in the Partido de Pilar, Province of Buenos Aires, forming an ideal setting for hiking, admiring all the natural beauty of the place.
Open every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. We leave you its profile here for more information.
PROVINCE NATURE RESERVE ESTANCIA SAN JUAN – PEREYRA IRAOLA
It is about 10,000 hectares that are located in Berazategui, but its extension places it in La Plata, Ensenada and Florencio Varela, municipalities of the Province of Bs As.
Here, you will be able to glimpse the “Crystal Tree”, which is an exotic species, whose characteristic is to shine in the light of the Moon. Also, you will be able to see black-eyed lizards, wild cats, gray foxes and the “Bandera Argentina” butterfly, which reproduces only in the native Coronillo tree.
This Reserve has more than 132 species of native flora and introduced species, as well as 200 species of birds and mammals.
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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