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5 Things to do in Tigre


Tigre should not be overlooked. Just an hour's train ride away, it's great for a day trip out of busy Buenos Aires. However, there are enough museums, attractions, water sports, nature, tours, shopping, and restaurants that you could spend several days enjoying the laid back vibes and calm waters of the Tigre Delta.

1. Visit Some Museums

Tigre Art Museum (Museo del Arte de Tigre)
Photo courtesy of Luis Argerich.
There are lots of reasons to visit the museums available in Tigre. You might want to beat the heat, sip mate, experience South American artwork, or get a hardy dose of history. What ever your reasoning, you could easily spend a day museum hopping in Tigre and be all the better for it. Here are four popular museums in Tigre:
  • Tigre Fine Art Museum (Museo de Arte Tigre): Opened in 1912 as the Tigre Club, this fine art museum houses work from some of the most prestigious Latin & South American artists in history.
  • Mate Museum (El Museo del Mate): Enjoy all things yerba mate in this small museum by the water. Afterwards, enjoy a sip of the grassy tea yourself at its Mate Bar.
  • Sarmiento`s Museum (Crystal Box): An homage to Domingo Faustino Sarmiento this interesting museum is a small house encased in glass.
  • Tigre Naval Musuem: Great for hard core naval history geeks or just kids who are wowed by model ships, this is a great stop.
Find our more details about the museums above in this article:Tigre Museums.

2. Trilenium Casino

Photo courtesy of Trilenium Casino.
One of the largest casinos in South America, the Trilenium Casino offers excitement and elegance in the down-to-earth surrounds of Tigre Delta. It boasts 1,900 high technology slot machines and 74 board games including black jack, poker, craps, and roulette. (You can see the minimum and maximums for the tables here.) The casino offers several restaurant options from fancy to casual, with everything from American burgers to Argentine steaks. It also offers live entertainment and shows in its theater.

Website: http://www.trileniumcasino.com.ar
Hours: Monday to Wednesday nights from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. and Thursday to Sunday 24 hours a day.
Entrance: Free

3. Tigre Amusement Park (Parque de la Costa)

Parque de la Costa - Tigre Amusement Park
Photo courtesy of Dario Alpern.
If museums and gambling are not thrilling enough for you - the Parque de la Costa is the place for you. This amusement park in Tigre has two or three blood rushing rides that go up to 50 miles per hour. This is also a perfect place to take the kiddos when you've exhausted all of the options in adult friendly Buenos Aires. Find out about some of the rides the Parque de la Costa has to offer as well as some practical advice in the article about the park.

Website: http://www.parquedelacosta.com.ar/

4. Delta Unplugged

The spread of food on the Delta Unplugged tour.
Photo courtesy of Skye Brannon.
The Delta Unplugged company offers the perfect way to spend a day exploring the Tigre Delta. Hosts Ralph and Ana take you on an beautiful tour of the delta, enlightening you to its history and nature. They'll also feed you delicious food before, during, and after the trip. This is one of the most highly recommended tour companies in Tigre.

Website: http://www.delta-unplugged.com.ar/index-en.html
Email: info@delta-unplugged.com.ar
Mobile: 15-6750-1536
Phone: (+54 9 11) 6750-1536.

5. Puerto de Frutos (Fruit Port)

Photo courtesy of Puerto de Frutos
Puerto de Frutos (Fruit Port) in Tigre is located in the spacious old warehouse of what used to be the fruit and vegetable port along the Rio Lujan. A happening market on the weekends, and during some weekday evenings, the Puerto de Frutos offers a wide variety of items from basketry (from willow reeds found in Tigre) to furniture to clothes. You can also grab a steak or choripan (sausage in a roll) or something sweet like a chocolate cover churro filled with dulce de leche. You can find an extensive lists of the kinds of products they offer on their website (in Spanish).

Location: The Puerto de Frutas is four blocks south of the Estacion Delta – the Tigre terminus for the light rail, Tren de la Costa.
Hours: Weekdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Weekends 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Website:http://www.puertodefrutos-arg.com.ar/index.html (in Spanish)

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