Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur

Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur

Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur
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Neighborhood: Puerto Madero
From its refurbished red brick buildings and port cranes to its modern skyscrapers and luxurious apartment buildings, Puerto Madero is the perfect combination of old and new. The river provides a quiet, relaxing atmosphere that contrasts with the hustle and bustle of heavy traffic just blocks away. Across the river, flanked by skyscrapers, are beautiful parks and quiet streets that make this neighborhood a unique destination in a city as busy as Buenos Aires. The restaurants, bars, and nightclubs on the docks make it a prime spot for nights out and have come to symbolize this area. Puerto Madero is even more striking after dark, when the lights from the docks and skyscrapers glow against the night sky.
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Penny R
Nanaimo, Canada223 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
A huge reserve with very little to see. Animals are shy and it’s apparently dangerous to go off the path. Bike rentals outside the park are a great idea because you could cruise the trails. Surprisingly very little shade. Very popular for families on Sundays who picnic on the far side at Rio Plata.
Written February 6, 2020
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Goal100Countries
Cheltenham, UK599 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
The fauna and flora diversity of this place is remarkable. The Ecological Reserve of Costanera Sur was one of the best things that I did in Buenos Aires. It is easy to access and I can't recommend a visit more highly. There is so much to do such as parks, sports and general strolling around the stunning reserve. There is an office in which you can obtain a map and you can tailor a route throughout the park that is suited to you. The park is around 850 hectares and at some points there are some great views of the open ocean.
Written December 15, 2019
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KiwiTraveller43
Auckland, New Zealand419 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Solo
I entered one gate, walked out the other about 5km later. Which I didn't mind, but be aware that it is quite a long way. Very busy on a Sunday afternoon, I was impressed with how much the locals like to walk. There wasn't really much to see, it is more of a fitness park. I came back on Monday, to do some jogging, and it was closed. Not sure if it is closed every Monday so it would pay to check
Written September 26, 2016
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Oleksandr Danylenko
Buenos Aires, Argentina291 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
This is a simple escape from the busy city. You can bike or walk. You will hear birds and make sure you get to the water. Really nice for a run, for a walk or simply for disconnecting.
Written February 7, 2020
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Camilla T
14 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
This place is probably lovely if it’s open, but from our experience it always seems to be closed!
We tried two days in a row to visit the reserve (Tuesday and Wednesday), but got told it was shut when it’s raining. This might have made sense if it actually was heavily raining, but it wasn’t more than a grey sky both days we came to visit.
Disappointing that they shut the nature area in the city just because it isn’t sunshine.
Written July 7, 2019
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Vidar L
Tromso, Norway85 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
While travelling in Argentina I have found it difficult to find places to run that is not on concrete or another hard surface. This park offers a good 8 km loop on a dirt road. To preserve the roads and paths they close the park when there is heavy rain. Sometimes it's just closed for bikes and, sometimes completely closed. There are many good views of the city, the river and bird life to be seen here. There are public restrooms. Many Strava segments that show that there are some very good runners in this city.
Written May 21, 2019
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MikeLondonSE13
London, UK10,716 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Friends
We three British middle aged guys were starting our month in Arg in BA. we had been before in 2007 and seen a fair amount of BA but on our return the town had modernised a lot and this eco park on reclaimed land was a possibility of getting away from the bustle of the city.

We arrived in the early afternoon (3/1/19) after a fairly long walk from our hotel (Tucuman Palace) through the old port and lagoon.

A reception building housed a few displays and let people know about the research activities and wildlife to spot.

The whole place was very popular with walkers, birders, cyclists and joggers. We had underestimated the size and distances of walking involved as well as the mosquitoes lurking in the luxurious undergrowth. More welcome biodiversity was the abundant bird life especially the wildfowl on the lagoon and humming birds stabbing at the bright orange trumpet flowers.

We found the ‘beach’ full of people picnicking on the grass by a rocky shoreline. There was no sand as the whole place is artificial but it was all very nicely laid out. There were no shops or cafes at all so people had their own food and drinks.

Unfortunately some were a bit casual about littering and this was not helped by the whole ‘shore’ being covered in plastic detritus from the ocean and estuary itself which was quite disturbing. Back in London I am in involved in river and beach cleanups (QWAG dot org dot Uk And Thames21 dot org dot uk. I only hope there are similar voluntary groups here as the dockland area was similarly afflicted; such a pity.

On our return we came across large iguanas strolling along the paths as well as hoards of wildlife group photographers gathering around the lagoon on special viewing platforms.

We took the relatively short circuit round the reserve which was quite a feat in itself. To do the whole place in one day would have to involve an early start or a bicycle.

Come prepared with water for rehydration, insect repellent and good shoes. In the northern exit is a small shop with a hot water dispenser for maté, obviously geared for the locals.

This is a wonderful resource for the locals, tourists and wildlife alike and I expect a feat of engineering considering the rate of BA’s expansion recently. Thank goodness the authorities had the imagination to construct such a haven for all...just keep on top of the litter please!

Brilliant
Written April 30, 2019
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roaming13
London, UK335 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Solo
This was one of my runs. Intelligently, off I went without checking anything about the area - big no-no when travelling. However, it was a great run in the midday heat. The area is beautiful and in the city effectively, close to the Park Tower where I stayed. I wish I had read something - I was completely freaked out when a black reptile crossed my path, and again further down the path. In fact, this was the lovely Tegu - I thought I was about to be eaten by a croc - but no, these are actually lovely black and white Tegus, highly intelligent and a real delight and not in the least interested in weird, ill-informed running tourists! They are quite reserved and shy, so i was really luck and honoured to see several.
The run or walk has lots of options. I do recommend reading on it first and looking out for the lovely butterflies, flying dragons and birds. We walked here another day - sadly I could not introduce my new Tegu mates to my husband, as we didn't meet any on our travels. Beautiful area to visit and enjoy the beauty of nature.
Written February 3, 2018
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JimD2001
Chicago, IL54 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Solo
This place is HUGE! Full of all sorts of critters and creatures. Its a bird watcher's paradise, and looks like a great place to run through as well.
Written March 1, 2015
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1CZ1
Utah29 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Couples
After a long flight and checking into our guesthouse in San Telmo, we walked several blocks to the Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve adjacent to the city and the Rio de la Plata. It's a huge area that nature reclaimed, now home to hundreds of bird and plant species. With a network of nice trails, we spent nearly a day there hiking through huge forest, grassland, and marsh areas. Mid-day, we walked across the street for a superb lunch at a patio restaurant in a chic, urban setting, then walked back into the wild nature of the reserve. At mid-day the bicyclists increased, so recommend early in the day for birders. Great urban escape!
Written January 29, 2015
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