Hunting and Fishing in Argentina
In the last 25 years the Argentine government has taken huge strides in order to attract hunters and fisherman from around the world. Many Safari Club International Convention visitors have recently commented that every year they see more and more hunting and fishing booths from Argentina than any other country.
This exponential growth in popularity is mainly due to the superior hunting and fishing conditions that Argentina has to offer. Waterfowl hunting in Argentina has become increasingly competitive and includes some of the best duck and geese lodges in the world.
Los Chanares works with several duck outfitters in Argentina and Uruguay. From the beginning of June through mid August, approximately half of our clients go on combination dove and duck hunts in a joint effort between us and one of our preferred duck hunting destinations.
The fishing in South Argentina´s Patagonia region runs from November to February and is also world renowned. Los Chanares has sent numerous clients to some of the best fishing lodges there, including the famous Sea-Run Brown Trout in Tierra del Fuego.
Please contact us if you would like to take advantage of these excellent combination hunts.
About Cordoba Argentina
Founded in 1573 by Jeronimo Luis de Cabrera, Cordoba is the capital of Cordoba Province and is located about 400 miles northwest of Buenos Aires in the center of Argentina. With a population of nearly 2 million, it is Argentina’s second largest city.
Cordoba became a major base for the Argentine aircraft industry following the Second World War. It is also the site of Fabrica Militar de Aviones, Argentina’s military airplane factory. Other major industrial sectors include car manufacturing and railway construction
Cordoba has also been considered Argentina´s technological center. The spaceport (Centro Espacial Teofilo Tabanera in Spanish) is located in the nearby town of Falda del Carmen, where satellites are also being constructed and operated. Likewise, there has been sharp growth in the software and electronic industries.
Although it is a major industrial center, Cordoba retains many historical buildings dating as far back as the colonial era. Named after Cordoba, in Spain, it was one of the first Spanish colonial capitals of the region. The Universidad Nacional de Cordoba is the oldest university in South America and was founded in 1613 by the Jesuit Order.
Many of Cordoba´s Spanish colonial monuments have been preserved, most notably the Roman Catholic churches. One of the most prominent churches is the Jesuit Block (Manzana Jesuitica). In 2000, it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and includes a block of buildings dating back to the 17th century. Among these impressive buildings is the Montserrat National School, the University (today the historical museum of the Universidad Nacional de Cordoba) and the church of the Society of Jesus.
Seeing the sights – Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires is considered one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Latin America. From the architecture to the sidewalk cafes, the European influences are apparent – from Spain to Italy and France. With its countless museums, art galleries and theaters, Buenos Aires is a thriving cultural center of Argentina. We are happy to recommend an English-speaking guide who can organize a city tour, ensuring that you have the opportunity to view important landmarks and take advantage of your time in Buenos Aires.
Take a little something home
Since Argentina devalued its currency in 2002, there has never been a better time to shop in Buenos Aires. Wine, antiques, leather and silver are all specialties of Argentina and make great gifts. Florida Street and the neighborhoods of Recoleta and Palermo Soho offer the best shopping in the city.
Feed your soul
For many visitors, the best part of Buenos Aires is the food. Argentines eat dinner later in the evening – usually after 10 p.m. It will be a challenge to find a restaurant that will open for dinner before 8 p.m. and tipping for good service is customarily in the 10-15% range.
Argentina is best known for its steaks so make sure to enjoy the lomo at one of the city´s top steak restaurants including Cabana Las Lilas, Fervor or Sottovoce.
With 40% of the population being of Italian descent, another recommendation for dining in Buenos Aires is one of the many delicious Italian restaurants. In our opinion, Piegari is the best in town.
It takes two to Tango!
Tango was born in the barrios of Buenos Aires around 1880 and has remained an identifiable part of Argentinean culture ever since. After becoming popular in the dance halls of Buenos Aires in the 1920s, it exploded onto the scene with the help of Carlos Gardel, a local Tango legend. One of the city´s best dinner shows is Rojo Tango, at the Faena Hotel.
More about Cordoba, Argentina
Next time you decide to embark on a dove hunting trip to Argentina, don´t forget to take time out to enjoy all that Cordoba has to offer. Not only is the capital city filled with historical monuments, it also has a thriving local culture packed with notable art and entertainment.
One of Cordoba’s most important monuments it the Jesuit Cathedral that stands near the popular Plaza San Martin square. Each ornament inside the cathedral is made of gold and the roof showcases various images from the Bible. The Cabildo, which is just near the church, is another important monument that pays tribute to Cordoba´s rich history.
Music and Festivals
After a long day of dove hunting in Argentina, take time out to enjoy some of the vibrant music that Cordoba has to offer. One of the most popular types of music in the city is known as “cuarteto,” which is dominant in the clubs and parties throughout Cordoba. There are also singers and bands that specialize in cuarteto music, including Carlos “La Mona” Jimenez, and Jean Carlos. Even though “Cuarteto” is the most popular style of music in Cordoba, the city also is known for its eclectic blend of classical, jazz, rock, pop, and electronic.
When the time comes to plan your next Argentina dove hunting trip, don´t forget to check and see what festivals may be in town while you´re there. The popular Carnaval festival takes place in February, while Friend Day is celebrated during the middle of July. Another popular festival is known as Spring Day and is actually held in late September. Activities during these festivals include concerts, dancing, and visiting the nearby Villa Carlos Paz village. Dove hunters who visit Argentina should also make sure to check out some of the many historic theaters that are sprinkled throughout the city of Cordoba.