Argentina is a large, elongated country in the southern part of South America. It is the second largest country on the continent and home to South America’s highest and lowest points. Argentina borders Bolivia, Brazil and Paraguay to the north, Uruguay to the northeast and Chile to the west. Several important Argentinean cities are Buenos Aires, Córdoba, La Plata, Mendoza, Rosario and San Juan.
Argentina is a popular tourist destination for its breathtaking and rugged scenery as well as for its culture and accommodations. Adventurers and outdoorsy types flock to the Patagonia region and the advancing Perito Moreno glacier in the south or to the amazing Iguazu Falls on the border with Brazil. The wine regions of Mendoza and Salta are also popular emerging tourist destinations.