Tourist Places to Visit in Ushuaia, Argentina, America

Tourist Places to Visit in Ushuaia, Argentina, America

Ushuaia is the capital city of the Tierra del Fuego province in Argentina located at an elevation of 23 meters on the southern coast of Tierra del Fuego island, surrounded by the Martial mountain range in the north and Beagle Channel towards south. The economy of Ushuaia is centered on sheep farming, fishing and eco tourism.


Geography of Ushuaia:

Ushuaia is geographically situated between 54°48′ S latitude and 68°18′ W longitude covering an area of 23 sq. km. Ushuaia features a sub polar oceanic climate while July is the coolest month and January is the warmest month that Ushuaia enjoys.


History of Ushuaia:

Ushuaia was founded by Commodore Lasserre ARA on 12 October 1884. Another interesting fact is that, Waite Hockin Stirling (the British missionary) was the first European to reside in Ushuaia in the year 1869.


Connectivity to Ushuaia:

Ushuaia is catered by Malvinas Argentinas International Airport situated around 4 km away from the heart of the city with connections to Buenos Aires, Comodoro Rivadavia,  El Calafate, Río Gallegos, Trelew and many other Argentine cities.

There are continuous buses plying between Rio Gallegos in Santa Cruz Province and Ushuaia and ticket costs around 425 Arg pesos from Rio Gallegos to Ushuaia.

The city houses many cars, bicycles and bike rental companies and tourists can approach tour operators. Buses are available for local travel.


Food and Shopping in Ushuaia:

Ushuaia’s major shopping area is placed on the waterfront offering all the kinds of products including boots and coats.

Here is the list of best food corners in Ushuaia:

  • Kuar Restaurant
  • Maria Lola
  • Restaurant at Tierra de Leyendas
  • El Almacen de Ramos General
  • Bodegon Fueguino


Things to do in Ushuaia:

  • Kayak the Beagle Channel
  • Ushuaia Golf Club
  • Tren del Fin del Mundo
  • Catamaran trips


Places of interest in Ushuaia:


Presidio is a museum of historical military jail of Ushuaia including art gallery that displays the work of local artists. Entrance fee is 90 pesos (adults) and 70 pesos (students).


Tierra del Fuego National Park:

Tierra del Fuego National Park was established on October 15, 1960. It features all the natural sceneries including forests, mountains, waterfalls and glaciers in an area of 630 sq. km. The park can reachable through highway.


Museo Mundo Yámana:

Museo Mundo Yámana is a museum which is a good spot to learn about ancient history of Ushuaia including original settlement, migration and first Europeans. It adjoins Museo del Fin del Mundo and entrance fee is 35 pesos.


Other places of interest in Ushuaia include:

  • Museo Marítimo
  • Museo del Fin del Mundo
  • Estancia Harberton
  • Mastil de General Belgrano
  • Museo Mundo Yámana
  • Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse
  • Ushuaia Harbor
  • Laguna Esmeralda
  • Beagle Channel
  • Bahia Lapataia
  • Lago Roca
  • Martial Glacier
  • Estancia Harberton
  • Isla de Los Pajaros
  • Valley of Wolves
  • Plaza Malvinas
  • Museo Yamana


Best time to visit Ushuaia:

The summer months will be best to travel to enjoy the natural sceneries of Ushuaia.


Accommodation options in Ushuaia:

Ushuaia is renowned for its natural attractions such as glaciers, waterfalls, mountains and forests. Apart from the natural sceneries, Ushuaia also hosts plenty of top class hotels with superior amenities and services. List of the best hotels in Ushuaia is:

  • Casa Alba
  • la casa en ushuaia
  • Antarctica Hostel
  • FreeStyle Hostel
  • La Posada Del Duende
  • Los Lupinos
  • Yakush Hostel
  • Hostel Aonikenk
  • Torre al Sur Youth Hostel
  • End House
  • La Posta
  • Posada Costa Serena
  • Las Lengas Hotel
  • Tango B&B Ushuaia
  • Albatros Hotel

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