Isla Martin Garcia, Buenos Aires

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Take a short boat or plane ride to Isla Martin Garcia, a rocky island in the Rio de la Plata. Discovered by Juan Diaz de Solis in 1516, the island was originally used as a prison. Today, this chunk of land is a nature reserve and historical monument, drawing visitors interested in exploring its lush rainforest filled with wildlife. Check out the former prison's buildings, museum, lighthouse, and don't forget to sample the island's famous pan dulce. Using our online itinerary creator, Buenos Aires attractions like Isla Martin Garcia can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • July 11, 2017
    Lovely place. Guide well prepared, motivating and incentives. The bread sweet traditional delicious. Excellent lunch roast. History, nature... Bring something to entertain you the 3 hours travel.
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  • July 5, 2017
    We travel in family Sunday by the Cacciola company. By opinions read from other travellers thought to travel a lot more uncomfortable, nose if will be that we had another boat but the space between seats was acceptable. With regard to the timetable of departure from Tiger and the very specific island. The trip lasts 3 hours of ida and 3 back, it is long but it becomes bearable if one goes to the outside of the boat to enjoy the landscape and the air. As the island is very interesting, sooooo much history and lots of green. Excellent place for those who like to take pictures. While one stays on the island is very little for everything what you can tour. Between the choripan of welcome, the citytour giving Guide and lunch (pretty basic) have almost no time to explore the other historical places and the paths on the island, that is a negative point... If there is a next time in the island definitely will be with one night's accommodation to take advantage of better to know everything. We spent a very nice day, we came back happy.
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  • July 2, 2017
    We travel in family, with two children of 9 and 7 with the excursion of the day (Cacciola). The journey of ida was slow and uncomfortable. They advertised a large catamaran, but we had one very young, with the lines of seats very close to each other. We had a guide who knew a lot of the history of the island but unfortunately was vulgar in its expressions and far do more enjoyable trip and excursions on the island turned out everything more tedious. After three hours of navigation we reach the island where took a photo to us and took us to eat a choripan to a dining room that has the company. We ate and went to the excursion around the island where we toured the different structures. At about 13:45 (we arrived at 12:00 and ate by 15') returned to the dining room where now if we sat down (this I didn't) at two tables long "community" not knowing who is opposite at lunchtime one doesn't enjoy lunch (eg. My spouse I am four places of me). Vacuum and they gave us chorizo, blood sausage, chicken (cut of meat without bone) also had juice, soda, and wine (qualities of regular down). Until it reaches the dessert put me under my nose a big jar for "tips" (clarified that it does not bother me tipping but if it bothers me that they demand it me especially when I paid all that in advance.) For dessert (also bad) canned fruit salad. We ended up eating in an hour and was waiting for us the photo if the wanted. Buy it because it was good although girl ($80). There were a few spare time until 16:30. We went to walk around the island watching the cemetery, the bakery (rich sweet bread to $260 kg) and alfajores, in other business. $330 the dozen (very expensive!). At 17:00 we set sail reaching tiger at 20:00. Cost of trip for two adults and two children under 12 = $2800 the drinks reception all. Normal roast.
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