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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  • Visit for travellers with time. Interesting option. Near the city, but immersed in an atmosphere of tranquility.
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  • We resolved to see the close island of Martin Garcia, and did it in a group of two couples friends starting a beautiful trip on catamaran from the company Cacciola from its terminal in Tiger, after a beautiful 3 hour trip we arrived at noon, and after a brief description of our guide took us to a barbecue lunch and welcome just 150 metres away from the pier , after the same the same guide led us to explore nearby sights and history-filled the entire boils down to 500 meters in round. After the tour lead us to our destination lodging at the Inn on the island and that was the Prefecture official Casino who guards the island, somewhere comfortable, and quiet without luxuries, but the need for a quiet stay; the place has 8 rooms to both hands of a corridor, each with its private bathroom and comfortable shower, after a short break we went to do a brief recognition of the surroundings, to return to the lodge for dinner, and it boasts a sober single stop dining and a warm welcome from your staff with excellent service and food after which you can leave to walk to enjoy the night or sit in the Hall or at the entrance which has several comfortable armchairs. As a lover of photography, particularly the next morning after a hearty breakfast, we went out to meet the former penitentiary that is only 100 metres from the hostel and buy the excellent pandulce of the place which we saw develop, and then visit the living theatre and the place of residence of some of our Presidents who were ousted and were staying in the island , as well as a small but interesting Museum historical, and finally go elcamino selvatico which leads to the abandoned granite quarry that provided for the paving of the city of buenos Aires. After this beautiful walk which I want to return with more time, we went to Pier to return catamaran in a 3 hours return. the port of Tigre, in short an unforgettable and beautiful highly recommended excursion.
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  • Was the first time that visit the island and the truth that not I regret, is worth much the penalty the trip. The crossing is a bit long, approx. 2:30. In my case we went with Cacciola, the excursion that includes passage, tour and lunch. The catamaran was a young kid, not the great showing in web site, that was perhaps the only thing negative excursion, seats for anything comfortable and for being a holiday was full of people. Anyway with the explanations of the guides during the trip and that one was chatting and drinking mate, 2 hours went pretty fast. On arrival take you to a dining room for a snack that is a choripan drinking you want and after they began the guided tour. Is travel them buildings more important of the island and the Guide, very knowledgeable and passionate by the theme in our case, is making them different explanations. It was very educational and I learned many aspects that did not know about the island. After the tour they lead one to lunch, lunch was roasted free, medium quality, but for the price that one pays this correct finally give one free time on the island to walk on their own. Strongly recommend taking the option to stay overnight there, because one day we turned out insufficient, there are many trails and things that see a paragraph separate homemade alfajores and sweet bread, of the more rich that I have probadoo!
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