Buenos Aires Map
Site Index
Contact
Random
Our Travel Books
Advertising / Press

The Most Expensive Hotel in Buenos Aires »« Bellagamba – Rustic Eating in Caballito

The Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur

Cheap Flights to Buenos Aires

A green oasis on the eastern end of the big city, the ecological reserve of the Costanera Sur offers an escape from the humdrum of daily life. Walking along of the reserve’s paths, through wild growing pampas grass, it’s difficult to believe that this is still Buenos Aires.

Buenos Aires

The Reserva Ecológica feels like an untamed area that’s always been a part of the landscape, but nothing could be further from the truth. This terrain didn’t even exist until the 1970s, when the city decided to “reclaim” land from the river for development, following a procedure learned from the Dutch. The project was abandoned after progress had already begun and, soon enough, plants and animals had moved onto the rich sediment. Where the Rio de la Plata had flowed throughout history, humanity had inadvertently built a home for a richly diverse wildlife. Usually works the other way around.

The city wasted no time in declaring the region an “Ecological Reserve”, and the new park quickly became popular among bird watchers, joggers, and those looking for a break from the stress of Buenos Aires. At over 860 acres, with many kilometers worth of track, a comprehensive tour of the park can take hours. There’s a lot to see; besides the wildlife, the magnificent skyline of Puerto Madero looms in the background. Walk far enough and you’ll reach the river, vast and gray. But for the cargo ships floating in the distance, it could be the world’s biggest puddle.

We make use of the Reserva constantly for jogging, and almost always encounter something new. On my last visit, a huge monitor lizard scuttled across the path in front of me. Jürgen has found turtles. We’ve also taken a bike trip through the park, which is recommendable. But regardless of how you move through the Costanera, you’re bound to have an interesting time.

Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur
Northern Entrance on our BA Map
Southern Entrance on our BA Map
La Bicicleta Naranja’s Website
Location of La Bicicleta Naranja

Orange Bike Buenos Aires
Butterfly
Contrast Buenos Aires
Jogging Buenos Aires
Fly To Buenos Aires
Naked Buenos Aires
Nature Buenos Aires
Nature Fabric
Summer Buenos Aires
Sneaky Bird
Crazy Bird
Dry Field
Sailing Buenos Aires

- Buenos Aires Travel Guide

Fly EZE
Other Posts You Might Like from Buenos Aires ...and Tokyo
Vesre: The Crazy Reverse-Talk of Buenos AiresA Sixteen Course Feast at La Vineria de Gualterio BolivarThe Obelisk and the Avenida 9 de JulioThe Edo-Tokyo Museum
, , , , , , , , ,
April 22, 2011 at 12:18 am
3 comments »

Trackbacks/Pingbacks
Don't be Shy, Leave a Comment!