Honeymoon in Argentina: Top 6 Romantic Destinations

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With seductive beaches, beguiling waterfalls, wildlife havens, fine wine, and tango, Argentina is as close to paradise as it gets for honeymooners. A honeymoon in Argentina promises nature’s enchanting serenity, the thrill of adventure, and warm hospitality, all in a single package. If you are considering sealing your vows with a romantic getaway in Argentina, here are our top six honeymoon destinations:

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The Rosedal Park in Buenos Aires during a fine day in Argentina.
Take in the beauty of Rosedal Park while you are on a romantic walk in Buenos Aires.

The ‘Paris of South America’, Buenos Aires, offers stunning architecture, lush parks, vibrant nightlife, and gourmet cuisines. Hop around the hip bars and restaurants in Palermo, take in the romantic architecture of the upscale Recoleta or splurge in the high-end boutiques, the capital city of Argentina screams romance and panache. It offers both the calmness of nature and the upbeat vibe of a metropolis. A honeymoon in Buenos Aires is an experience you will find no other.

Where to go and what to do: Explore the Atlantic beaches of Pehuen-Co and Claromeco, soak up a classic opera or ballet performance at the Colon Theater, and enjoy the best of nature at Jardin Botanico.

Where to stay: Four Seasons Hotel, Fierro Hotel, Alvear Icon Hotel.

Iguazu falls in Argentina during clear weather.
Iguazu Falls, one of the most stunning waterfalls in the world, is made up of several cascades that produce massive sprays of water.

Situated on the border between Brazil and Argentina, Iguazu Falls is made of more than 270 individual waterfalls, making it the most extensive waterfall system in the world. Enjoy a romantic boat ride into the Devil’s Throat and get thoroughly drenched in the perpetual mist created by gushing waters. Water lovers would also relish rafting or kayaking in the rivers and lakes surrounding the fall. And if you desire some ‘dry adventure,’ you can always embark on a leisurely hike on any of the Iguazu’s paved hiking trails. If you are lucky, you might even catch sight of some exotic wildlife species. You could even head to the Brazilian side to enjoy more spectacular views of the stunning Iguazu.

Where to go and what to do: Have a picnic on San Martin Island, take a boat ride into the Devil’s Throat, and get a panoramic view of the falls from a helicopter.

Where to stay: Awasi Iguazu, Gran Melia Iguazu, Wish Foz do Iguacu.

Laguna Esmeralda in Ushuaia
A simple and scenic day hike from Ushuaia is to trek the sludgy pathways that lead you from the town to the shimmering emerald lakes of Laguna Esmeralda — an incredible glacier lake.

Dubbed the “End of the World”, Ushuaia is a popular honeymoon destination. Enjoy penguin sightings on Martillo Island, take a boat trip to the Beagle Channel, and hop on a beautiful scenic train ride to the gateway to Antarctica—there is so much to do and see on a trip to the southernmost city in the world. With its mesmerizing landscape, lush vegetation, and massive glaciers, your honeymoon trip in Ushuaia is guaranteed to be memorable.

Where to go and what to do: Go hiking or skiing in a beautiful resort in Mendoza, depending on the season, explore the Tierra del Fuego National Park, sail in the Beagle Channel, and join an expedition to Antarctica.

Where to stay: Cumbres del Martial, Tierra de Leyendas Boutique Hotel, Hayas Ushuaia Resort.

Wonderful landscapes with Mount Fitz in Los Glaciares National Park.
Los Glaciares National Park includes Perito Moreno and is best known for the dramatic icefalls from its front wall into Lake Argentino.

Los Glaciares is Argentina’s largest national park and home to some of the world’s most magnificent glaciers. Enjoy a romantic adventure in Los Glaciares as you sail between giant glaciers and hike over ice mountains. Explore the picturesque landscapes highlighted by blue glaziers, turquoise lakes, and pure white snow. The presence of diverse wildlife species, such as guanacos, rheas, and cougars, will further add to the excitement.

Where to go and what to do: Take a catamaran cruise and try ice trekking over the Perito Moreno Glacier, hike to the foot of Mount Fitz, and enjoy an expedition to the South Patagonian ice cap.

Where to stay: Blanca Patagonia, Edenia Punta Soberana Hotel

Downtown Salta with San Francisco Church on background - Salta,
Salta boasts some of the most incredible landscapes and has a rich cultural heritage.

In a stark contrast to the ice glaziers in Argentina’s south, the north boasts dusty deserts and plain landscapes. But it is just as good a honeymoon destination as any of the southern cities. A romantic trip to Salta will give you the opportunity to experience the city’s rich culture and gourmet cuisines. Taste the exotic wines at Cafayate, marvel at the world-famous rainbow mountains, and enjoy a scenic train ride to the clouds. Complete this romantic trip with some lovely pictures at the Salinas Grandes.

Where to go and what to do: Take a train to the clouds, tour the Basilica Menor San Francisco, and take the beautiful landscape at La Garganta del Diablo.

Where to stay: Grace Cafayate, Kkala Boutique Hotel, Cabana Los Molles.

A couple enjoying the view on the shores of Argentino Lake.
Take in the breathtaking beauty of Lake Argentino as you go on Honeymoon in Argentina.

Home to the stunning Lago Argentino, El Calafate is easily one of the most romantic places in Argentina for honeymooners. The town is an excellent base to explore various sections of the Los Glaciares National Park, where a couple can join an adventurous hike to the iconic Monte Fitz Roy. End your day by taking in the breathtaking beauty of Lake Argentino as the sun sets behind the mountains, creating a truly mesmerizing scene.

Where to go and what to do: Experience the sheer awesomeness of the Patagonian glaciers via a Marpatag cruise, take a 4x4 drive to the Estancia Cristina, and book a boat ride on the Lago Argentino.

Where to stay: Hotel Mirador del Lago, Xelena Hotel and Suites, Lagos Del Calafate.

Published by Astha Joshi, updated on January 25, 2023

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