Sitting on the banks of the Paraná river about 300km north of Buenos Aires is the largest city in Santa Fe, Argentina, the city of Rosario. With wide avenues and parks full of leafy trees it is, for me, a relaxing city perfect for strolling through the streets and taking in the sights.
Down by the riverfront in the centre of the city you can take in the impressive Monumento a la Bandera (Monument to the flag) and even go out on a cruise on the Paraná River and take in Rosario from a distance. Craving a few relaxing days on the beach? Look no further – Rosario even has its own beach – La Florida Beach where kayaking, horse riding and bike rides are abundant.
For those party rockers out there, you will be pleased with your choice of destination as Rosario has plentiful restaurants, bars and clubs – kind of like Buenos Aires but smaller with a more chillaxed atmosphere.
What I most remember about Rosario is its atmosphere. It’s a great get away for the weekend and relax but have fun at the same time kind of place and what’s more, the climate is great – warm – not sticky hot and not cold but perfectly warm. For me it’s one of those places that I would quite like to go back and explore more and maybe even live there for a while (just to add to the giant list of the places that I would like to live) but even if you don’t have your heart set on settling there it’s definitely worth checking out as it is – as us kiwis like to say – a pretty sweet spot.