Galerías Pacífico, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Galerías Pacífico is one of the largest and most traditional shopping centers in Buenos Aires. This is the most frequented by tourists, the shopping center is home to the prestigious international brands, has a major restoration and the prestigious Borges Cultural Centre is located in an area of the building. It occupies an entire block and the streets surrounding it are Florida, Córdoba, San Martin and Viamonte. The building was built in 1881 as a commercial place to a shop by departments ‘Au bon Marché’, at this time, one of the most important in the Argentinian capital, it welcomed since 1896 the Museum of fine arts, today located in another place. In the year 1908 a part of the building was sold to the Buenos Aires Pacific Railway, from whom it took its current name. The emblem of the Galerías Pacífico was established in 1945 and at the same time they built the magnificent Dome with murals of the prestigious masters, Antonio Berni, Lino Spilimbergo, Juan Carlos Castagnino, Demetrio Urruchúa, and Manuel Colmeiro, being this last one the only foreigner one. In 1989 the building was declared a National Historic Monument and it was completely renovated and transformed in a luxury Mall. The project was made by the architect Juan Carlos López. At this time, four murals of Argentinian artists have been incorporated: Roux, Alongo and Josefina Robirosa. Its beautiful architecture and works that contains make that tourists consider it one of the most beautiful malls in the world.

Tips

Do not forget your camera when you visit this mall because you will regret it deeply. It is one of the few commercial places where buy remains the second option before such artistic beauty.
You can take advantage of the visit to several things that also have nothing to do with shopping. This shopping centre has a concert hall and an exhibition room, then go to the information centre for more information on what is happening at the time of your visit especially if you like tango because tango shows are very demanded by tourists.
You will also find ATMs if you need to withdraw money from your bank account even as places to make international calls or Internet connection.
If you do not already know the “alfajores” (Argentinian typical pastry), take your time and enjoy one with a good coffee, at the cafe called “Havanna” (also one of the trademarks of the alfajores) which, according to the majority, are the best.

Cariló, Pinamar, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Cariló is an Argentinian resort in Pinamar district in the province of Buenos Aires (in the south) and is a nature reserve of forest, dunes and beach with 3 km of beachfront. It is located at 360 km from the city of Buenos Aires. There are 3 beaches and another space with wide beaches and wild look of dunes, beach and sea. The territory was an arid desert next to the sea with gigantic dunes before the hand of the man transformed it. The development of the site is done carefully to preserve nature and they make a lot of attention to the construction and preservation of forests, fauna and flora. Thanks to the purity of its air, Cariló is a healthy place for rest, recreation and sport (tennis, golf, surfing, athletics, etc). As it is relatively close to Buenos Aires, the place receives tourists throughout the year; its restaurants stay open day and night throughout the summer and on weekends for the rest of the year and there are also hotels for conferences and conventions. Preserving its style, the Guerrero Park, has children’s games exclusively made of wood.

Tips

You can go by bus or train from Buenos Aires to Pinamar and from there you must take a taxi. In high season, you can fly to Villa Gesell Airport.
The place is ideal for nature lovers and outdoor activities, you will have the opportunity to go horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, bird watching, etc. In summer there are also concerts.
In the shopping center, there is ‘Bosque Aéreo’ (wood in the air) with bridges, walkways, zip lines and climbing circuits installed at different heights. It is ideal to go with children.

Beto Carrero World, Penha, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Beto Carrero World is a theme park in Penha, Santa Catarina, Brazil. It was opened in 1991 by João Batista Sérgio Murad, better known as Beto Carrero; an artist playing a cowboy role. It began with a giant wheel and improvised shows under circus tents. Today it is considered the largest theme park in Latin America; an entertainment complex with rides, daily shows and a zoo. The park has seven different zones depending on the thematization. There is a motocross track, a go-kart track, a bowling alley, shops and restaurants. Among the attractions we find the Castle of Nations located at the entrance; being the largest building in the complex; the Carrousel, a 4d cinema, the place of events, several wheels from where you can have a beautiful view of the park and the region, a German city paying tribute to the German immigration of the province, an island of pirates, the tower of horror, a Russian mountain that reaches 50 meters in height and reaches 90 km / hour, etc. There is also a section that was realized with the collaboration of the company Dream Works with the style of the film Madagascar.

Tips

It is adequate to spend a minimum of 2 or 3 days in a local hotel if you want to visit several attractions. The park is too big to be able to cover it in one day.

If you only have one day, it would be better to get information before managing your time with the attractions you want to do, especially if you are going with children.

Consider that the climate of the area is usually hot so drink plenty of water, bring your sunglasses and sunscreen.