A capital city of the Argentine Province of Misiones, it is located to the eastern shore of the Parana River right opposite to Encarnacion Paraguay. With a splendid area of 965 kilometers and a population of 324,756 lovely people, this place is a delight to be in. Welcoming tourists in large numbers, the city thrives on mixed races and cultures. Segmented into Posadas and the Greater Posadas, this city is a wonderful mix of ancient traditions and the modern way of life. A center of commerce, employment and economy, it mainly thrives on Furniture, Tobacco and food.
Construction and Textiles are the other major industries here. It is connected with San Roque Gonzalez de Santa Cruz Bridge and the port, which once had a lot of economic importance. Used for port vessels and passenger carrying Vessels, some boats at this port were also used for the transport of sand from one location to another. Transport of sand at that time was very strategic for the construction processes and the paucity of sand in the other areas, had made this port a thriving center of economy. Located on the National Route 2, around 1300Kms from Buenos Aires, the International Airport is located 7 kilometers from the city and serves regular flights to connect Posadas with Buenos Aries.
Father Santa Cruz established a town called Anunciacon de Itapua 1615, but ten years later the settlement had been moved to the other side of the Parana River which is now called Encarnacion, Paraguay. But this first settlement was not completely abandoned and during the Paraguauyan War of 1867, the Brazilians set up the Trinchera de San Jose military base here. This town was then renamed after GervasioAnotnio de Posadas who was the Supreme Director of the Argentine Confederation. In 1884, it became the capital of the Misiones Province and the commercial and economic links with Encarnacaion were strengthened with the construction of the connecting bridge.
When To Go:
Posadas has a subtropical humid climate. Wherein the summers are extremely hot and humid, lowest temperatures dip to around 20 Degrees Centigrade and reach highest at around 31.5 degrees Centigrade. There are frequent thunderstorms in this area. The winters are not too cold either. The lowest that it can dip to, is just 12 degrees C.
A visit planned avoiding the summer months is the best. It is not the heat but the humidity that makes this place a little inconvenient during the summers. While the temperatures may not be soaring high, the humidity makes the excursions and tours unpleasant. So a trip to this place is best enjoyed between April, till November with the warmest season lasting from November 21 till March 21.
Listed below are the
things to do
in Posadas, Argentina…
A beautiful place for sightseeing and natural landscapes, walking alone on the promenade at this place is a delight. A very positive place, this will surely leave a mark in your memory. If you are able to see the sunset here you would notice the sheer beauty of this place.Later at night in
the couples sit outside relaxing and having fun. You would be able to see many couples around this area, walking on foot and talking and chatting with each other. This pace happens to be the most relaxed areas here. The best is to avoid it when the sun is out and it is really out. But considering that the city does have ten days of rainfall every month, walking along this boulevard is a mind blowing experience.
There are a few bars and restaurants also all along the walk way. If you feel like gorging on the local delicacies here, it would be a great idea anyways. Also, the best would be to try the local cuisines and good food. And understand the cooking pattern here. The best part is the small paddle beach here. There are many restaurants that have small paddle beaches in front of them while the properties line the waterfronts. The river completely mirrors the Sunrise and the sunset making it one of the best sights to see .All throughout the day, the water changes its colour and movement; and changes texture with different seasons as well. There is absolutely nothing to worry about even if you are staying up late and wandering of alone. Pretty safe and secured, people herecare for you.
Centro Del Concimiento
Reach this place in twenty minutes from the main city and the first glimpse itself will tell youwhat’s important about it. There are many bands that perform here and a short talk by an author will also tell you how to go about it. They have also made some excellent acoustic sheds for making the listeners enjoy music. Three floors of exhibition time make sure that you do not get bored at all. A huge variety of cultural shows and traditional fests keep you occupied all the time making you want more. A convention center is also frequently used by the people who are looking for space to have a collective meeting. A lyric theatre which has been equipped with all the facilities of making it exemplary is also maintained.
A kind of a city center that every city would want to have! Though it is quite close to the main airport as Posadas not many people know about it. A cultural center where you can also see many performances of ballets and operas! The stagings of the ballet performances are very good and you would thoroughly be able to enjoy a performance. It also had Herman Cornejo and other international dancers performing here the last time. The
is a huge building which has national and international congresses’ taking place. A center for the most important exhibitions of arts and trades in the area, the opera has a beautiful building and is simply impeccable. Theatre companies worldwide try to come and perform at this famous center.While the theatre is smaller it is warm also which are preferably domestic companies. The center also has drama and music classes which are conducted.
A tour catamaran by the Parana River, there are many tourist spots that lie on the edges of the city of Posadas in Argentina and Incarnation in Paraguay. Such an evening is highly recommended and also offers free drinks and dinner. A perfect activity that you would enjoy irrespective of a crowd or your preference of travelling alone! This river tour gives you the best views of the city from the river, while it passes through the international bridge. Many expeditions also happen to be directed at the location where the little mermaid resides. A cave right across the tour area, this is a fun expedition you can choose to be a part of only if you have time. The day and the night tours are operated periodically and are very different from each other.
While on the day tours there is enough light to see the views around you and be mesmerized by the waters, the night tours, allow you to see the sparkle of the night sky and the lit up city along with the shimmery water around. But irrespective of it being a day or a night, the tours offer excellent meals and cuisines. With appropriate predisposition, the staff is very friendly and offers the best of the services. The overall atmosphere while on this tour is of fun and frolic and none is allowed to be bored. This
is the most beautiful when it is in the summers. The clear skies allow the best views that stretch till far away and make you feel as if you are merging with the skies.
Monumneto Andres Guazurari
While this may not be called a sight-seeing spot, the statue placed here, is right in the middle of the city. The light thatfalls on this place is perfect to click wonderful photographs. Very calm and quiet during the day, this place is equally noisy during the night.Many bars and restaurants line the sides of the road. And to offer you a variety of menu options to choose from. Right from awesome drinks to lovely food you would find it all here at this place.
Enjoy your sunset lazing around in this area, sipping chilled beer and you would feel divine. The entire stretch of this area is wonderful for a drive and the statue of the warrior is a pleasant surprise. A huge sculpture made of metal and located at the water front; this statue is spotted suddenly and almost appears to be coming out of nowhere.
Monumneto Andres Guazurari
is a must visit for those who are fond of good food and open spaces. Even better, if you eat a heartfull and then enjoy a stroll in the evenings!
La Tracivional Rueda
Stylish and traditional, with waiters in uniform strutting about, trying to make you feel as comfortable as possible, this two leveled grilled restaurant is a place to die for. Noted as one of the most famous restaurant of this area, the
La Tracivional Rueda
is a prime riverside location offering you the best delicacies of the region.
While the ambience will have you admiring every nook and corner of this place, the efficient service and warmth of the staff will over whelm you! They cater to hundreds of customers in a day and have earned the repute of being one of the most important eating joints in the area. No customer is dissatisfied here. The quality of meats served is very high and a lovely collection of salads adorns the menus. So whether you are health conscious, or you over binging on food, this is one place that you should be in. not just food but the entire experience is quite memorable.
Posadas has actively promoted safety pins and little charms and a good road, lesser movements on the morning schedule, good sports and good food makes this place just awesome. A good gym bar is how you can define this place. Because it offers you a blood rushing competitive game of squash along with good food and drinks!Squash is one game that does not need a partner necessarily; this is actually one place where you can be all by yourself without feeling the need for any sorts of company.
Excellent facilities have been provided in the area. The steam and saunaare effective too.
is a place where you can just spend good time exerting yourself and then enjoying a healthy sumptuous meal. While you may not be an ace in the sport, but playing squash is easily taught here. The trainer would first give you some lessons and then ofcourse you are on your own. A game to be challenged – squash in Posadas is best played at the sports bar!
Aloe Spa – Slaute per aloe
A beautiful city of Argentine, Posadas borders with Paraguay making this place and amalgam of two varied historical cultures. And the best places to be in while you are here are the various historical monuments and publish sight-seeing places. The super promenade which is made by the river is a lovely expression of Mother Nature being happy. So after you have exerted yourself over the last coupleof days, you derive to be pampered.
Be it pampering your mind or pampering your body, the Aloe Spa knows howto make you feel special. Their techniques and maternities ensure the best possible time and you would easily get to know what they would have to help you feel good about yourself. You may try their beauty and salon services for understanding style and fashion. The
is right in the middle of the city and you would not face any difficulty is understanding of the routes and direction to this place or any other place if you just carry a local map with you.
You may easily classify
as a club or a discotheque. Situated right in the heart of the city, this is a place that makes you enjoy your drinks irrespective of you rage. The bar is extensive and has almost all the liquor that could be available. Then the music is awesome. They play English mainly but then you can also request a song of your choice and have it played either for yourself or for yourloved one. While you may be enjoying the drink, grooving to the music is also fun here.
Elite of the crowd enters this place and you would have teenagers and middle aged people both coming here to enjoy their nights out. A good party junction, this place will make you feel alive again. If youhave been visiting Posadas with your friends then this is where you should be heading here just as the night falls. Also you can have tones of fun if alone. They also serve good food which matches the kind of drinks you would be enjoying and the rates are not very high as well. Affordable fun with good music and lively crowd describe this place the best.
While shopping may not have been you agenda, this shopping mall is surely worth a visit. It is not very humongous and has selective shops, but you would find the most exclusive items here. You may not be really looking for anything in particular but the fact is that, whenever you buy somethingfrom a foreign place and carry it home, you remember that things for many year to come.
Every time you look at it you remember your vacation. Definitely wortha visit if you are looking to buy something,unique and nice and does not cost you much! With two floors of extensive shopping options, you have a huge variety of consumer durables to choose from. Try buying a bit of local art and artifacts here at the Posadas Plaza to take back home and you would be pleased at your finds.
TheGarupa Train Station
The train station is filled with tourist activity and has a regular periodic time table of many trains running across the area. One thing for sure that the trains at the
Garupa Train Station
are very good and keep the place verywell connected. So be it any other province of Argentina or be in Bueno Aries, the place is on a well-connectednetwork.
You canalso check out the Palcio del mate ad La vouvelleVitrgae for the exclusive picks on ancient history and architecture of this area. If you know how to drive and carry a license also, then you can go ahead and rent yourself a car from AXIS travels. A simple car renting agency which will give you durable cars for your tours of the area! And in case you want to spend good amount of time in this place, then getting in touch with a good tour agency is also a good idea. They will make all your reservations in place and on time, and they will also take you around and show you the place like never before!
A visit to Posadas is amust if adventure and fun are on your agenda of a vacation. All activities here will tire you endlessly and make you have fun that you would remember again and again.