Argentina’s Northeast

El Litoral is Argentina’s northeastern jungle region. Everyone knows it for the world-famous Iguazú Falls but there is so, so much more to discover here. Explore the countless waterfalls of Misiones, the yerba mate plantations that feed a country’s insatiable love for this communal tea. The Iberá Wetlands in Corrientes are the America’s second largest wetland ecosystem and home to some of the country’s most surprising wildlife.

el litoral at a glance

Provinces: Santa Fé, Entre Ríos, Corrientes, Misiones, Chaco, Formosa

Highlights: Iguazú Falls, Moconá Falls, the Jesuit ruins, and yerba mate plantations in Misiones, the Iberá Wetlands in Corrientes, El Palmar National Park in Entre Ríos, Gualeguaychu’s massive Carnival celebration in February

When to visit: Summer months are very hot and humid, Fall has a milder temperatures but more rain, winter and spring are a fantastic time to visit for less rain and cooler temperatures, read more here.

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Below are my travel guides to Argentina’s northeast. I’ve been lucky enough to visit Iguazú Falls twice and can’t wait to go again, it really is one of those destinations that lives up to the hype.

A road trip through the rest of Iguazú’s province of Misiones made me fall even more in love with the region with its Jesuit ruins, countless waterfalls, yerba mate and tea plantations and rain forest.

The Iberá Wetlands in Corrientes are hard to reach but worth the effort. They’re the second largest wetland ecosystem in the Americas and the province has worked hard to recuperate its endangered species.

The two main destinations in El Litoral I’ve yet to see are the Palmar National Park in Entre Rios and Formosa’s El Bañado La Estrella wetlands.