Top 10 Reasons to Volunteer in Argentina

Posted on the 23rd April 2018

By Sherie Chaudary

Argentina is a country with a lot of diversity, culture and heritage. Lattitude have continuously chosen Argentina as one of their countries for volunteering placements as it is a beautiful country that offers so much. You could be teaching English and making a huge impact on others’ lives; all whilst exploring Argentina’s secrets!

If you still need convincing, here are our top 10 reasons to volunteer in Argentina…

1) Iguazu Falls

Iguazu Falls are waterfalls of the Iguazu River located on border of the Brazilian state of Parana and the Argentine province of Misiones. It is the largest broken waterfall in the world and is an amazing natural wonder of Argentina. The Iguazu Falls need to be visited as it is an excellent sight for photographic opportunities!



2) Tigre Delta Summer Sports

Go on an excursion filled of fun and excitement at Tigre Delta. Enjoy the spectacular views of Buenos Aires which are not to be missed. Explore the most iconic places like Puerto de Frutos Market. You will also have the opportunity to see amazing attractions such as Yacht Clubs, the Hills of San Isidro, Puerto de Olivos, University City and the football stadium of club Atletico River Plate.



3) Argentine Wine

This is for only the 18s+! Wine is a fundamental part of Argentinian culture.  Argentina is the sixth largest wine producing country in the world and produces world-class wines. The most famous wines are malbec, that dark and robust plum-flavoured wine. There is an array of wine tours and tastings on offer that you can go check out (just don’t drink too much!).



4) Shopping

Argentina is laced with shops all over. From antique and book shops to fashion stores – you name it! There are large shopping malls which offer branded and designer labels. There are also small upscale boutiques in Palermo Viejo. Antique markets can be found in Mercado de las Pugas and Mercado de San Talmo. To top it off, Argentina has very low prices which attracts people from all over the world to take advantage.



5) Nightlife

Buenos Aires’ nightlife is legendary.  The city’s clubs come alive every weekend. The most impressive nightlife spots are located in grandiose restored theatres, warehouses and factories. Clubs are spread all over the city and you shouldn’t have a problem finding one. Bars are also located all over the city; they come in all shapes, sizes and styles that you’ll be spoilt for choice.



6) Cuisine

Argentina is famous for its exquisite cuisine (especially the beef!). The cuisine is a blend of Indigenous and Mediterranean influences. The national dish of Argentina is asados (a variety of barbequed meat) grilled on a parillo. This yummy dish is packed with steaks, ribs, mollejas (sweet bread), chinchulines (chitterlings) and morcilla (blood sausage.)



7) Buenos Aires

Argentina’s capital is one of the world’s most exhilarating and thrilling cities. It’s known for its quirky art, friendly neighbourhoods, fabulous food and the passionate people. Visiting Buenos Aires will leave you with an unforgettable adventure.

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8) Acongua

Acongua is the highest mountain outside of Asia, standing at 22,481 feet. It is the second highest of the Seven Summits and can be climbed by anyone looking for a challenge. This will definitely leave you with a pub braggable (a new word?!) experience.



9) Tango

Tango is one of Argentina’s passions. It’s one of the world’s most sophisticated dances and was originated in the 1880’s. Tourists are encouraged to take part in Tango classes as it’s so much fun. A “milonga” is a place where people go to dance tango; there are authentic ones all around the country so it won’t be difficult finding one!

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10) San Telmo Market

San Telmo Market is an amazing colourful street market held on Sundays with many places to eat and drink. It draws over 12,000 people weekly. The market offers everything from antiques to fresh fruit and spices. You’ll be sure to find something that catches your eye.



If you’re interested in travelling to Argentina for four months, check out our opportunities to volunteer! 

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