Zoom down thrilling rides at the amusement park with a view over the delta. Walk along the riverside boulevard.
Stretching across the scenic Paraná Delta, Tigre is a popular weekend trip for Buenos Aires residents. The town is located on an island with picturesque streams and rivers flowing in and around it. Browse the fruit market near the main port to get a sense of the local culture.
Stroll along the Bahia del Nordelta promenade, a rounded walk past restaurants and cafés with a view of the river. The tranquil setting has many wooden benches for picnics.
Take the kids to the amusement park of Parque de la Costa, where roller coasters loom over the river. Enjoy views of the water from the peaks of the rides, before rocketing down at high speeds.
The region offers more attractions than the aquatic scenery alone, including the Tigre Art Museum. Capture photos of its majestic building, which resembles a European castle with pointed spires and a grand entrance. Browse the exhibits, ranging from serious historical themes to fascinating and odd subjects, such as bugs and the human body.
Trilenium Casino is a modern structure with flashing Vegas-style lights. Try your luck on the slot machines after dining at one of the restaurants.
Another cultural institution in the center of Tigre is the National Naval Museum. See scale models and reconstructions of historic ships. Look at various remnants of vessels from the Argentine Army.
Take a boat trip along the river, ideal in the very hot summers. Rain rarely spoils the day year-round but winters can be quite cold.
The town is 20 miles (32 kilometers) from the center of Buenos Aires. Reach Tigre easily by public transportation. Take the inexpensive Mitre Train from Retiro or the picturesque route of the Coastal Train.
In the outskirts of the nation’s capital, the water realm of Tigre is a world away from the traffic and lights of urbanity.