Known for its incredible natural landscapes, the Province of Corrientes is surrounded by virgin territory with a wealth of wildlife and native flora. Explore a national park, admire artwork by famous Argentine artists and kick back on the coastal area of Corrientes city on the Parana River.
Things to do in Corrientes
Start your exploration of the Province of Corrientes in the capital, Corrientes, which is situated on the banks of the Parana river. Admire over 70 elaborate pieces of art that inspired the city’s nickname, “city of murals”, then visit Costanera De Corrientes to watch the sun set over a picturesque bridge.
Explore the Ibera Wetlands to see the unspoilt beauty and an immersive national park. Take a boat ride through the marshlands or go on a horseback riding excursion, then admire over 150 species of birds in Mburucuya National Park. Keep your eyes peeled for the capybara, the world’s largest rodent.
Visit the Fine Arts Provincial Museum to see local artwork displayed in a beautiful house dating back to the 19th century. It showcases masterpieces by famous Argentine artists, such as Benito Quinquela Martin and Fernando Fader. The Corrientes Historical Museum is another cultural landmark, which boasts a collection of Jesuitic tablets, sacred art, colonial clothes and antique furniture.
Soak up the sunshine at Puna Arazaty Beach, one of the most popular stretches of sand in Corrientes, where you can dig your toes in the soft sand and enjoy water sports. The beach also has a rich history as the location of the city’s foundation in 1588.
Getting around Corrientes
The Province of Corrientes is reached by flying into Doctor Fernando Piragine Niveyro International Airport, a 20-minute drive from Corrientes. The towns in the Province of Corrientes are well connected by buses, while a private car is best for exploring further afield.