Six Ways the City of Buenos Aires Demonstrates its Commitment to Nature Preservation
The Argentine capital is home to a variety of nature-centric activities, making it the ideal metropolis to celebrate Earth Day
Buenos Aires, Argentina (March 12, 2020) – As one of the greenest cities in South America, Buenos Aires present numerous ways to celebrate the planet on Earth Day. With over 250 green public spaces, several organic food markets, sustainable accommodations and an extensive network of cycle lanes, Argentina’s capital city is an environmentally friendly urban destination that invites visitors and locals alike to appreciate the planet in a variety of ways.
Below are several activities to celebrate an eco-friendly holiday in the Argentine capital:
- Ecological Reserve – For those who enjoy nature walks or bike strolls, the Reserva Ecologica is the perfect go-to spot. An 865-acre natural reserve of land abutting the Puerto Madero neighborhood, surrounded by the waters of the Rio de la Plata river, the park is accessed from the Costanera Sur walkway and is the perfect example of nature’s resilience.
- Buenos Aires Eco-Park – For an educational afternoon with friends and family, the Buenos Aires Eco-Park is an ideal option as a historic zoo that has transformed into animal-friendly experience. Here, visitors can partake in free educational and recreational activities such as learning about birds, renewable energy and meeting veterinarians.
- Buenos Aires Market – With over 60 participating stands, this vibrant food market is dedicated to selling organic products and healthy produce to locals and visitors alike. The monthly market also offers interactive workshops and cooking classes for guests to enjoy.
- Galileo Galilei Planetarium – This popular UFO-shaped planetarium, located in Tres de Febrero park, features a 20-meter dome with reclining seats that serves as a projection room to enjoy breathtaking views of the planet. Throughout the planetarium visitors can also find a museum, several interactive exhibitions and audiovisual shows. Visitors can pass by Tuesday - Friday 9:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., or Saturday - Sunday and holidays from 12 - 7:30 p.m.
- Sabe la Tierra Fair – Created with the purpose to educate and generate awareness on the environmental impact caused by our eating habits, this outdoor market brings local producers together to showcase the organic food industry’s latest products. Every day the market pops up in a different neighborhood: Recoleta every Wednesday; Microcentro every Thursday; Belgrano every Friday; Palermo every Sunday; and more. For locations and hours visit: https://sabelatierra.com/
- Cycling – Buenos Aires is relatively flat, with few hills, meaning bicycling through town is effortless no matter one’s athletic ability. Bicycling is also a great way to take in the architectural beauty of Buenos Aires’ various neighborhoods, along with its many parks and green spaces, especially along Avenida Libertador’s museum district. An extensive system of bicycle lanes and stations where you can rent bikes - the EcoBici network - exists all through town.
Buenos Aires’ sustainable practices and attractions are among the many reasons why travelers find the vibrant city so enchanting. With several direct routes from the east and west coast, the current exchange rate and the waived 21 percent VAT charged by hotels, Buenos Aires is the perfect destination to celebrate the world's largest environmental movement.
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About the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires
Argentina’s capital and most populous city, Buenos Aires, is located on the western shore of the Río de la Plata estuary, on South America’s southeastern coast. The city is neither part of Buenos Aires Province nor the provincial capital; rather, it is an autonomous district. Buenos Aires is a top tourist destination that offers a unique blend of European elegance and Latin American passion. Famous as the birthplace of tango, the city is also home to world-class opera, theater and art, well-preserved European-style architecture, native traditions, and to restaurants that overflow with wines from Mendoza province and cuts of beef fresh from the Pampas. Ranked by The Economist as 2017’s best Latin American city to live in, Buenos Aires is made up of small, highly individualized neighborhoods, each with its own characteristic colors and forms. The destination attracts and satisfies vacationers of all tastes and budgets with its wide range of accommodations including luxury hotels, chic boutique hotels, and international brands. For more information on tourism, visit: travel.buenosaires.gob.ar or follow Buenos Aires’ Facebook page or Instagram.