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Argentina Sports and Recreation

Sports & Recreations

      Great stretches of white, sandy beaches line Argentina's Atlantic coast south of Buenos Aires. Many Argentines enjoy seaside holidays there each year. The southern Andes attract skiers in winter and hikers and hunters in summer.
      The hill country around Cordoba is also a major holiday area. Soccer is Argentina's most popular sport. Soccer games draw thousands of fans.
      Another favourite sport is pato, in which riders on horseback attempt to toss a six-handled ball into a high basket. Other popular sports include basketball, boating, polo, Rugby, car racing, and horse racing.
      Plays and films draw large crowds in Buenos Aires. The city's famed Colon Theatre presents concerts, ballets, and operas. Portenos also enjoy meeting friends in a cafe or restaurant.
       Argentines celebrate religious festivals with colourful processions and fireworks. During carnival, a festival held before Lent, costumed Argentines dance in the streets.

The Detail Company offers wonderful opportunities in Argentina for flyfishing. The Traful is the only river in South America holding an important population of landlocked salmon, apart from a great concentration of rainbows and browns.
It is characterized by the size of its catches, the average being 2 to 3 pounds, although every season several fish over 10 pounds are caught, and it is usual to take various in the range of 4 to 6 pounds. It is ideal for dry-fly, nymphs and streamers all throughout the season.

Los Ombues Lodge
Los Ombues is truly a shooter's paradise, It is also one of the finest hunting lodges in the world. Located just one hour by plane Northwest of Buenos Aires. Dove shooting, duck and perdiz- the South American partridge, are among the animals out for hunting.

For more information, contact:
The Detail Company
Tel:+54 1 713 524 7235
Fax:+54 1 713 524 7244

River Plate Stadium
Soccer is the most popular sport in the whole country, and also in Argentina. The national team has won the world champion title for two seasons.

Located at:
River Plate Stadium
Av. Figueroa Alcorta 7600

Argentine Golf Association
Argentina is one of the countries that have a good reputation in golfing. Argentinean loves golf and is a world-sporting event. Among the golf courts are:

Located at:
Argentine Golf Association
Address: Av. Corrientes 538 11st Floor.
Tel: +54 1 394 2743.

Argentine Polo Association
Argentina has the most recognized prestige in the world of Polo, thanks to its excellent horses, technique and ability that Polo players have had developed throughout all these one hundred and five years of non-stop practicing since the first Polo championship back in the spring of 1893.

Located at:
Argentine Polo Association
Hipolito Yrigoyen 636
Tel: +54 343 0972 or +54 331 4646

Argentine Yatch Club
The Rio de la Plata is the perfect place for hundreds of boats and yatchs to run freely along the river.

Located at:
Argentine Yatch Club
Address: Viamonte and Costanera Sur
Tel: +54 311 4071 or +54 311 4650


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