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Reserva Ecològica Costanera Sur - Birdwatching Buenos Aires - Argentina

Accessed from the Costanera Sur boardwalk, the reserve is the best place to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city without really leaving. Large enough for a hearty jog or bike ride (bikes can be rented at the entrance or in nearby San Telmo), raised dirt roads bisect four lakes until they reach the endless horizon of the Rio de la Plata. Stroll through unfettered wildlife and observe nature at its freest within the city: turtles, guinea pig-like cuys (cavies), iguanas, large rodents, and over 200 species of birds, from the burrowing owl to the parrot.



Views of the commercial district’s skyscrapers with huge fields of cortaderas (foxtail pampas grass) in the foreground are simply stunning, while benches and grassy areas beneath willow trees are perfect for a picnic, afternoon reading, or a quick siesta. Amble along the swampy river and stop at one of the numerous carritos (food carts) near the entrance to the reserve for a bite to eat, or join the locals in sunning in the nearby Parque Virginia Balten or Parque Micaela Bastidas. Kiddies will love the extensive play area in Virgina Balten, too. To check out the nocturnal beauty of the reserve, call to find out the schedule for guided moonlight tours.The reserve is closed on Mondays but the surrounding grounds are still worth a visit.






Avenida Tristàn Achaval Rodriguez 1550

Costanera Sur

Buenos Aires, Argentina




54-11-4893-1588 or toll free 0-800-444-5343




April-Sept, 8am to 5:45pm. Oct-March, 8am-6.45pm.





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