Now that the weather is warmer and that the flowers are in full bloom, it’s the perfect time to get to know the outdoorsy side of Buenos Aires, and a Tigre kayak outing to experience the delta from the waterfront should definitely be on your list of musts, if it already isn’t!
Sudeste, in reference to the South East winds which make the tides grow, and also to an Haroldo Conti novel, is run by the delta savvy Martin Schoo, and offers the chance to go kayaking in either half day or full day tailored excursions that include equipment, instructions, and a mate, fruit and pastry rest in the shade after the half day, or an asado if you’re willing to go the whole way. Plus, you get a lot of information about the unique geography of the river estuary, and some interesting anecdotes that Martin can share with you about living in this savage habitat. Sudeste also offers night tours, which is perfect for full moon lovers and the more adventurous lot.
Recommendations include that you go on a weekday, when it is not so crowded, that you take sunscreen and mosquito repellent, that you wear something comfortable and fresh, and that you take a spare dry change of clothes for the return. Requirements are few, no previous rowing experience is necessary, but you do need to know how to swim and to have an overall good fitness level.
The forecast says the warm sunny weather will continue for the following ten days, and maybe more with a premature spring in the air. Besides enjoying some garden lounging and late night drinking in the bustling Palermo area, here are four alternative activities for some sunny day adventures too!
Argentina Polo Day: At just 45 minutes away from the city center, this is a great spot to relax outside where you can have an asado, watch a professional polo match, but best of all, learn how to play yourself! A unique activity well worth experiencing during your stay! More information here.
City Sailing Buenos Aires: The Rio de la Plata is as much part of the porteño identity as its shoreline and sailing is a great way to experience the city from another point of view while having some great fun as well. More information here.
Sudeste Kayak: The Tigre Delta is of course another must when the weather is nice, and the great thing about Sudeste Kayak is that they give you a chance to explore its little nooks and crannies while keeping the body moving. Plus, they have a great nocturnal tour that you don’t want to miss with the upcoming full moon. Find out more here.
Perú Beach Extreme Sports Center: Located in the residential Zona Norte area, and on the shore of the river banks, this laid back center has plenty of adventure options including kite surfing and climbing walls. Also, it is right in front of the Tren de la Costa Barrancas station that has a lovely little antique fair and the area is full of nice parrillas with outdoor riverside seating. More information here.