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I understand it to be the widest river on the world, and from where Buenos Aires takes it’s fresh water supply. Historically strategic allowing ships to pass in deep water, now forming the border between Argentina and Uruguay.
It is not special. It's just a river. The nice thing is that here you can catch a breeze on a hot day, while strolling along it. There are a number of restaurants nearby. Read up on them first as not all of them are...More
This was a big bonus of the day - it was awe inspiring to cross the Rio de la Plata. Is it a river, an estuary or a marginal sea? It is over 200 kms wide at its mouth. In my delightful ignorance, I thought...More
We crossed the Rio de la Plata in the evening (in January), and the ride/water was really smooth. The Plata was bigger than I was expecting, and browner, as well. I wouldn't really recommend, say, swimming in it, but it's nice to sail across or...More
We stayed two nights in Colonia and explored it walking.Rio de la plata had an awesome view during sunset. It’s a beautiful place to sit down and relax and just watch life go by slowly a must see place when you visit Colonia
At first, it's a bit hard to wrap your head around the vastness of this part of the Rio de la Plata. I mean, it's just across the river from Buenos Aires right? But this is a river where full-on ocean going ships can travel...More