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Esteros Del Iberá

Esteros del Iberá are Argentina's largest wetlands, covering 1.3 million hectares (over 3.2 million acres) of northern Corrientes Province. For centuries, few visitors made it into this region. A few naturalists, like Félix de Azara (Spanish, 1746-1821) and Alcides D’Orbigny (French, 1802-1857), explored it, and some Guaraní-Spanish criollo gauchos moved deep into the estuary, living on floating islands. These mariscadores survived by hunting capybara and caiman for the international fashion market, driving those animals to near-extinction. In 1983, Reserva Natural Provincial del Iberá was established, and the former mariscadores became park rangers. The reserve includes 650,000 hectares (1.6 million acres) of totally-protected lands, plus several private nature reserves.

Neighborhoods in Esteros Del Iberá: Reserva Natural Provincial Del Iberá, Mercedes, Colonia Pellegrini,

Other places nearby Esteros Del Iberá: Mburucuyá, Rosario, San Cosme, Corrientes, Itatí, Santa Fe, Paraná and Santa Ana De Los Guácaras.

By Lorraine Caputo

Upon re-declaring her independence at age 29, Lorraine Caputo packed her trusty Rocinante (so her knapsack's called) and began...

06 Jul 2010

Top Places in Esteros Del Iberá


139933Taking Ruta Nacional 12 south from Corrientes capital, you soon come to the turn-off for Ruta Nacional 123, which heads eastward towards Mercedes. The Esteros del Iberá ecosystem is becoming ...
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Mercedes, Esteros Del Iberá, Argentina

Colonia Pellegrini

139936From Mercedes, Ruta Provincial 40 heads north toward the Esteros del Iberá. The barely graveled road is dusty when dry, mucky when wet. The countryside is spotted with lagoons and waterways, the ...
City Zone
Colonia Pellegrini, Esteros Del Iberá, Argentina

Reserva Natural Provincial Del Iberá

140026Some 8,000 years ago, Reserva Natural Provincial del Iberá’s immense wetlands were the channel of the Río Paraná, which now flows along the north edge of the estuary. Now the system of waterways ...
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Reserva Natural Provincial Del Iberá, Esteros Del Iberá, Argentina

Things to do in Esteros Del Iberá


139954Another popular way to explore the Estero del Iberá is by hiking. Near the Reserva Provincial Iberá’s Centro de Visitantes Agua Brillante are three trails. Behind it are the Sendero del Cerrito, ...
Colonia Pellegrini, Esteros Del Iberá, Argentina

Boat Tours

139953The hottest ticket in town is the boat tour of Laguna Iberá. Most trips leave 6-11 a.m. or 4-6 p.m., avoiding the heat of day. Night excursions are also available. Outings are usually canceled if ...
Colonia Pellegrini, Esteros Del Iberá, Argentina

Museo Regional Y Jará

139949A half-block from the pastoral Plaza San Martín is Museo Regional y Jará, whose name in Guaraní means “spirit protector of the water.” This simple museum has four rooms. The first explains the ...
Colonia Pellegrini, Esteros Del Iberá, Argentina

Horseback Riding

Another way to explore the Esteros del Iberá near Colonia Carlos Pellegrini is on horseback. Two-hour cabalgatas traverse the marshy shores of Laguna Iberá, where you can catch the lagoon’s ...
Horseback Riding
Colonia Pellegrini, Esteros Del Iberá, Argentina

Estancia San Antonio

Estancia San Antonio invites travelers to come experience the payé del Iberá, the charm of Iberá. This private wildlife reserve is located between Esteros del Miriñay and Esteros de la Cañada ...
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Colonia Pellegrini, Esteros Del Iberá, Argentina
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