Buenos Aires’ best kept secret: Tigre and the Parana Delta
Buenos Aires is a huge city, and although there’s more than enough to do in the fascinating central districts of San Telmo, Palermo, Recoleta, Puerto Madero and La Boca, I sometimes get the urge to escape the urban jungle. In Buenos Aires – unlike most megacities – this isn’t actually very difficult to achieve, as the port town of Tigre and the surrounding Parana Delta are only 17 miles from the obelisco and the madness that surrounds it. You could take a taxi, a bus or a regular train to Tigre, but this would be foolish as the charming Tren de la Costa is an attraction in its own right. The train is geared towards tourists: not only are the carriages quaint and atmospheric but the stations themselves house shops, restaurants and museums. The line winds its way north, between the alluringly flat Parana River and the sophisticated, moneyed suburbs on the outskirts of the city.
Tigre Rowing Club (David)
It’s a great idea to buy a tourist ticket which allows you to hop on and off at …