Travel guide: Buenos Aires with a spring scent

The most beautiful season of the year begins in the south of the continent. Buenos Aires dresses with flowers and colors which makes it an ideal destination for lovers. The beginning of spring and temperate days allow the possibility of outdoor activities.

Spring Day in Buenos Aires. Image: Buenosaires.gob.ar
Spring Day in Buenos Aires. Image: Buenosaires.gob.ar

Thinking about where to travel at this time of year? That is why the Ente de Turismo de Buenos Aires prepared a guide of activities for all those travelers who visit the city these days. That is why the Tourist Board of Buenos Aires prepared a guide of activities for all travelers who visit the city these days.

Different options for all tastes that invite you to tour the flora and fauna of the Argentine capital and that is much more incredible than you imagine.

Ecopark

The old Buenos Aires Zoo, declared a National Historic Monument in 1997, is being transformed into an interactive, educational and environmental Ecopark. You can visit it as a family to live this transformation process that aims to improve the quality of life of the animals. The property has two areas: one inhabited by species that circulate freely in the area, in which ponds and pastures can be seen as a natural framework, and the other, which has 2000 specimens of trees, shrubs, and herbs, and more than 600 units of native species. Located in: Av Sarmiento 2601, Palermo.

Ecological Reserve

With its 350 hectares, it is the largest green space in the City of Buenos Aires and one of the favorite walks for walking, cycling, jogging or spending the day with the family. It is an incomparable proposal to get to know the native flora and fauna in the middle of the city.

Forests, pastures, lagoons, and marshes are part of this unique space of the Ecoruta del Río de la Plata, a circuit of more than 100 km that connects green spaces and protected areas. Interesting fact: there are also guided tours at night under the moonlight! Located in: Av. Dr. Chaval Rodríguez, 1550, Puerto Madero.

Towards the month of November, Buenos Aires dresses in jacaranda color. Its flowers upholster sidewalks, squares, and avenues. Also, in its different variants: in succession along the streets, in a cup or alone, in the shape of a bell. Also, in lilac, light blue or violet-blue. A landscape of warmth and romanticism, magical for Colombian visitors.

Outdoor sports

If you prefer the open air for sports, Buenos Aires is the ideal city for this: during the month of September, thousands of athletes from all over the world will run through the streets of the city. The 42K Marathon includes in its route some of the historical and emblematic sites of the city, such as the Obelisk, Cabildo, Teatro Colón, Plaza de Mayo, Casa Rosada, Parque Tres de Febrero and the neighborhoods of La Boca and Puerto Madero.

The Buenos Aires 42K race has been held since 1984, with an ever-increasing number and quality, making it the largest event of its kind in the southern hemisphere. To register, you can go to https://www.maratondebuenosaires.com/ 

BiciTour

One of the most outstanding activities to reduce the carbon footprint of porteños and tourists, is to travel Buenos Aires by bike: the use of bicycles as a means of transportation in the City became a regular postcard, which became accentuated since Buenos Aires installed a system completely free for its neighbors and tourists: it had more than 3,000 bicycles and 200 kilometers of bicycle paths distributed in 30 neighborhoods, with the aim of knowing and moving around the city in a sustainable way.

If you prefer to take a guided tour on two wheels to get to know a little more about the city, the Ente de Turismo de Buenos Aires offers two options at super affordable prices: one to explore the neighborhood of La Boca, and the other to visit Palermo, the largest neighborhood in the city. In addition, there is a more innovative proposal that is increasingly seen in the streets of Buenos Aires: for the coolest tourists came to the electric skateboards.

Sustainable Buenos Aires

The city of Buenos Aires is positioning itself as one of the destinations of Sustainable Tourism par excellence. In addition to the different green spaces, squares, and reserves, it advances in diverse programs that aim to strengthen this commitment: it offers a wide gastronomic offer and responsible consumption.

You can enjoy delicious and healthy meals strolling through the Palermo neighborhood, organic food markets and crowded fairs along the streets of San Telmo.

You can also find in some parts of the city, the Healthy Stations, a commitment to promote healthy living, in which basic checks are made as weight and height measurement, blood sugar and blood pressure control. With respect to waste separation, the city has also developed a wide network of Green Points located in different neighborhoods, where recyclable waste can be approached and become aware of the importance of this issue.

In addition, building works are being undertaken with sustainable construction criteria. This implies the application of different strategies aimed at minimizing the environmental impact of construction works in all phases of the life cycle of a building. One of the best examples of this sustainable architecture is the Head of Government, located at Uspallata 3160, CABA. For information on these and more outdoor activities, visit: https://turismo.buenosaires.gob.ar/ 

By Mexicanist

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