Tigre Island is one of the best places to row in Buenos Aires. This natural labyrinth of rivers and islands lies only 30 km north of the City of Buenos Aires and was once a favourite resort where wealthy families from Buenos Aires would spend their summer holidays since the late 19th century. When in 1870 a group of young people fond of rowing organized a raid joining a pier near the port of Buenos Aires and the Delta, a tradition was born which turned Tigre into the Capital City of Rowing in Argentina. The group is transferred to the Isle of Tigre, where they board a catamaran at the port in order to make their way into the nearest part of the Delta of Paraná River. On reaching destination, they get off the catamaran to be met by their rowing instructors, who give out life jackets and lead them on board the rowing boats. Once there, they learn the basic movements related to the rowing technique while they travel down the river and admire the different species of trees that enhance the landscape. When their instruction is complete, the teams begin a competition down the river. Divided in as many teams as boats take part in the competition, the guests are invited to put into practice the recently learned rowing techniques, in order to achieve the first places in the competition. Once the latter is finished, the guests leave the boats and prizes will be awarded on the island.
Discover the northern areas of Buenos Aires towards the green lung of Tigre. Driving along Libertador Avenue, through the elegant Northern Riverside Suburbs of Vicente López, Olivos, where the Argentine President's residence is located, San Isidro, with its neo-Gothic Cathedral and picturesque main square, and San Fernando before proceeding to Tigre. Only 30 km away from the city, this labyrinth of rivers and channels has been a favourite weekend getaway for locals for over a century. With its rivers and numerous green islands dotting the landscape, this Delta area spans 220 square km of lush vegetation. From the town of Tigre, you can get on board a typical local riverboat to enjoy a navigation of the Delta to explore the maze of channels and streams, islands, riverside villas, Victorian docks, English gardens and traditional rowing clubs along the Paraná River Delta and the nearby Luján, Sarmiento, Tigre and San Antonio rivers.