Planning a family vacation can seem daunting when you're travelling with children – especially if you are considering taking an international journey. There are many factors to take into consideration, such as safety, dietary restrictions and activities fit for the whole family. Some countries are more kid-friendly than others, but what visitors love about Argentina is that there is truly something for everyone. Read on to discover the best things for kids to see and do in Argentina.
For the nature-loving family who doesn’t mind getting a little wet, Iguazu Falls cannot be missed. The park straddles the border between Argentina and Brazil and is divided into two main circuits (upper and lower) including many winding trails that you can take through the rainforest. There are nearly 300 falls, but be sure to stop by the Devil’s Throat, or La Garganta del Diablo, one of the most popular. You can even take a boat tour to gaze up at the huge falls from below.
Don’t forget to bring a water-resistant bag for any electronics and a towel or change of clothes, because you’re bound to get wet. The park is full of wildlife, including exotic birds, howler monkeys, and colorful butterflies. Try to spot the coatís, friendly raccoon-like mammals. The whole family will be amazed by the size and beauty of Iguazu, which is the world’s largest waterfall system. In fact, it was recently named one of the new seven wonders of the natural world, so it’s no wonder this is one of Argentina’s top destinations, especially for families. If you plan on bopping over to the Brazilian side, you’ll need to secure a visa prior to your trip.