Top 8 Islands In Argentina - Updated 2022

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Argentina is the country that’s a perfect blend of beauty and raw adventure. It seems like this characteristic is perfectly represented in their famous dance, the tango, or even on the way they play their football. The city life in this country is fast and buzzing. You can also admire the peaceful and serene natural wonders of Argentina by having a quick trip to the mountains or the beaches. Exploring the Argentinean nature might be one of the reasons why you visit this beautiful country, and you might start by visiting some of their beautiful islands around the provinces. Some of them are not commercialised yet, and you might get lucky to have an excellent relaxing time visiting them without having to worry about other people. Keep reading this article to find out what are the top islands in Argentina.

1. Isla Apipé, Corrientes Province (from USD 41)

Palmar de Yatay
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Being a part of Corrientes Province, Isla Apipé is separated from the rest of the province, and it’s closer to the Parana River, that belonged to Paraguay. Although small in size, Isla Apipé holds many attractions that will captivate your heart, for example, Mburucuyá National Park and San Miguel. You can get closer to nature and the wildlife when visiting Mburucuyá National Park and see more than 150 species of birds, and also the famous poster animal, the capybara.

Monoambiente de lujo
Corrientes, Argentina
70 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

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not only a great place but also a super fun neighborhood
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2. Isla de los Estados, Tierra del Fuego (from USD 60)

Isla de los Estados
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For the classic novel-geek, you might be already familiar with the name of Isla de Los Estados. Jules Verne brought the world’s attention to this island through his novel, The Lighthouse at the End of the World, inspired by the actual lighthouse at the island. Of course, this fame attracted many people to visit Isla de Los Estados to take a look at the landmark. Besides, Isla de Los Estados is also famous for its beautiful wildlife. It is also well-known as the natural habitat for Magellanic penguins, the southerly Atlantic breeding colonies, and as a seal harvesting location since the 18th century. If you want to keep the beauty of Isla de Los Estados during your visit, then consider staying at an accommodation that offers a scenic view.

Dormir dentro de una postal
Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
21 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 3 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
martin is extremely helpful and a great host
the hosts are very nice and helpful
very welcoming and helpful stay
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3. Huemul Island, Río Negro (from USD 57.0)

Lake Nahuel Huapi, Argentina
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Huemul Island was once a favourite destination for locals and tourists, due to its beautiful nature that brings you a feel of eerie calm and also provides you with a fascinating history. During World War II, this island became the place where many Nazi scientists and physicists performed nuclear experiments. In 1952, the experiments and project were shut down. If you want to visit Huemul Island, you can enjoy a wonderful time cruising across the Amazon River through Rio Negro.

Rio Negro Cruise from Manaus to the Amazon River

Duration: 4 hours

51 reviews

4. Gable Island, Tierra del Fuego (from USD 250.0)

Source: Photo by user Kkkr used under CC BY-SA 3.0

Beagle Channel is popular for its natural wonders, that includes the lakes and mountains, and also a beautiful island on the Tierra del Fuego Province, Gable Island. This is where you’d like to go when looking for a beautiful place or exploring nature, that includes saying hi to some penguins that inhabit the island. You can take a tour if you want to explore the island, and visit the penguins, there are many available and all you have to do is find the one that’s more suitable for you.

Full-Day Gable Island Eco-Adventure in the Beagle Channel

Duration: 10 hours

38 reviews

5. Isla Pinguino, Santa Cruz Province (from USD 76.0)

Pinguinos de Isla Magdalena
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Isla Pinguino probably is the most famous island in Argentina due to its residents, that could easily steal the hearts of anyone who drop by. It is a small island just off the coastline of Santa Cruz, where hundreds of penguins live. Here you can meet the Magellan and Rockhopper penguins living together as a community that supports the ecosystem. It will be an experience that you will never forget. For many years, the island has been home to several species, from penguins to sea lions, and several other birds that will make the islands even more enjoyable. So, make sure you book a ferry tour to Isla de Los Pinguinos on your trip to Argentina and be in awe of the adorable penguins who live there.

Ushuaia: Ferry Tour to Isla de los Pinguinos

Duration: 6 hour

35 reviews

6. Isla Martín García, Buenos Aires (from USD 26.0)

Playa Isla Martín García
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What’s unique about Martin Garcia Island is how it’s actually a part of Argentina, but the island is in Uruguayan waters. The island is small, only 1.84 square kilometre (about 0.71 square miles) and consists of 150 people (around 50 families), but the experience that you will have if you visited Martin Garcia Island is nowhere near small. It’s currently famous as a tourist destination. One of the notable activities here is sailing at the Rio de la Plata. You’ll be amazed at the beautiful nature surrounding you while gliding lazily at what is considered as the widest river in the world.

Rio de la Plata Cruise with Lunch from Puerto Madero

Duration: 3 hours

2 reviews

7. Isla Pavón, Santa Cruz Province

Isla Pavon 2
Source: Photo by user Suzko used under CC BY-SA 3.0

If you’re looking for a quiet and tranquil place to relax and have an excellent time (or simply enjoy lazy times with friends), then you should visit Isla Pavón, in Santa Cruz Province. To reach the island, you will need to cross the main bridge that stood over Santa Cruz River from the National Route 3. The island is located between the main bridge and the second one. Take your family to fish and camp Isla Pavón, or you can also take your kids to visit the rainbow trout farm and learn more about fish preservation.

CABAÑAS SAN PATRICIO - 2 Ambientes Pto. Santa Cruz
Puerto Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, Argentina
30 reviews
Entire cabin 3 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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very nice house spacious clean everything you need is there
this small house is new nicely decorated sparkling clean with everything you need to prepare food
very friendly and accommodating hosts
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8. Isla Curuzú Chalí, Entre Ríos Province

River Parana at Entre Ríos Province
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Located at the northern part of the country, around 500 km (310.7 mi) north from Buenos Aires, Isla Curuzu Chali probably is one of the less habited islands is Argentina. It’s recorded that there are 10 people, more or less, in every square kilometre in Isla Curuzu Chali, and even with this fact, each of the areas still has a considerably small population. However, the island has many natural attractions in its 14,000-hectares (34594.7 acres) area such as lagoons, streams, and rivers, that are also popular as fishing spots among locals. Other activities that you can do when you visited Isla Curuzu Chali is bird-watching or photographic safaris with your group. A variety of birds call this island their home.

Las Doñas, Casa de Campo
La Paz, Entre Ríos, Argentina
 Wifi Available
Entire cottage 10 Beds 10 Guests 5 Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Take an unusual holiday and return with memorable stories

Some of the islands in this article probably are not even on your list. Even so, you will experience an unforgettable time when you visit at least one of these islands. Discover places and experiences that did not your cross mind; learn more about the culture and nature of the islands, and bring back memories and stories that will make your family and friends plan their next getaway.

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