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Interesting to know that river estuaries can become this wide. It looks like part of the ocean, but the brown color of the water shows that it’s still part of a river.
Not much to see, but you can take the ferry between Buenos Aires...More
There’s a certain degree of romanticism crossing the mighty River Plate from Buenos Aries to Uruguay. The River has featured so much in history you just feel you are making your own bit of history just by crossing it. If you are in BA with...More
This is a huge body of water as it passes Colonia, so the views are more like looking out to a sea or bay. The water color was surprisingly brown when we were there, so not scenic in itself, but it contrasts with the very...More
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