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Festivals of Argentina


National Chamamé Festival-Corrientes Capital


Carnaval Festival-Esquina 

National Capital of the Argentine Carnival-Corrientes Capital

Border Carnival Festival-Paso de los Libres

National Pacú Festival-Esquina  


National Surubí Festival-Goya  



Correntinian Yerra (cattle marking) Festival-Ituzaingó  



National Dorado Festival-Paso de la Patria  



National Contemporary Dance Festival-Corrientes Capital  



Horticulture Festival-Santa Lucia

National Orange Festival-Bella Vista


Jan & Feb Festivals in Corrientes Province
Fiesta Provincial de la Tradición y la Artesanía - San Miguel
Fiesta de la Sandía - Esquina
Fiesta de la Energía -Ituzaingó
Fiesta del Cunumí - Sauce
Torneo Pesca Embarcada de la Boga del Río Uruguay - La Cruz
Fiesta del Río - Empedrado
Fiesta del Carnaval: Bella Vista, Corrientes Capital, Curuzú Cuatiá, Empedrado, Esquina, Gobernador Virasoro, Goya, Ituzaingó, La Cruz, Mercedes, Monte Caceros, Paso de la Patria y Santo Tomé

Fiesta del Auténtico Chamamé Tradicional - Mburucuyá
Fiesta del Algodón - Pueblo Libertador - Esquina
Fiesta del Carnaval: Bella Vista, Corrientes Capital, Empedrado, Esquina, Gobernador Virasoro, Goya, Itá Ibaté, Ituzaingó, La Cruz, Monte Caseros, Paso de los Libres y Santo Tomé



The Dream of the Province of Corrientes

While many cities in Argentina  celebrate Carnaval, there is no  place which lives and breathes it with the same intense feeling as the province of Corrientes. In Corrientes the carnival begins with water fights, bombitas, "chuspitas" salmigundis all mean your going to get wet out on the streets. as the hot months of summer begin to build. There are numerous traditional events held by the different cities for a calendar varies by city throughout the summer months of January, February and March. 

However, the preparation starts long before, with the creation of new songs, choreographies and costumes so that the party can flare higher each day. Mothers, grandmothers and aunts huddle secretly preparing to unleash the Carnaval dress that their girl will use to kill the competition.Samba_Total.jpg


The city of Corrientes is the National capital of the  carnival, a place gained by the of its  talented and marvelous samba schools, the inspired magnificence of its costumes, the overwelming radiant beauty of its women and the intoxicating rhythm of its music. Most of its cities and towns have their own carnival with their peculiarities and particularitities. The Corrientes Capital’s carnival is the most important.

Almost 100 a thousand people each night as the live the party up to the claim of Corrientes as the National Capital of the Carnival.

Among the famous schools, are Ará Berá, Copacabana and Sapucay who number more than 600 members.




While Corrientes is the carnival capital it extends its reach throughout the Province where the majority of the localities celebrate the holiday.


In January and February,  year after year, the carnival grows ase Goya waits anxious the arrival of  visitors to show its joy. 


Bela Vista [means Beautiful Sight ]

Making use of its name, the carnival of this city enjoy  the  prettiest women and the candy aroma of its orange groves.



Justifieably proud city, and with reason, they disfrutam the pleasure to share the life between friends. In the same way they feel to the carnival, a party where they share the joy of living. To the equal one that other cities of the region, carry through the "Artisan Carnival".


 Curuzú Cuatiá

Visit the Curuzú sambódromo where the party takes place on six weekends. The curuzucuaquenho carnival is the only one of the zone that allows the participation of the public since there is no separation between the spectator and the schools.



Hospitable people, embracing tranquilo harmony and children carnivals



Monte Caseros

If batucada fusing with rhythms of e camdomblé where Uruguay and Brazil maintain a zone of open borders. A luxurious "Artisan Carnival" with party  popular spirit where all the people seek to collaborate in the present with each other.



The samba schools of  Esquina are distinguished for their shows featuring choreography that advance the the theatrical subject with groups osupporting the standout feminine figures.


Paso de los Libres

Many tourists approach thise border city to help enliven the party of King Momo. A parade of samba schools fulfills  their desire and supports the growith carnival of Libres


Paso de la Pátri

Here you find "the golden capital of the regional carnival",  The traditional coronation of the queens and shows of the samba schools, are carried out in the amphitheatre "Pinin Palma



The 40.000 neighbors finds it their mission to win each year the title of  Carnival of the "Capital of the Energy", perhaps due to their  proximity to the Yacayretá. Ituzangó is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Province.


Governador Virasoro

The city counts on four bigger schools and some minors ones who give brightness, rhythm and color to the carnival.


Santo Tomé

The traditional carnival of Santo Tome have been celebrated for almost half century lending a singular coloring to the participation of the popular people's party. 


La Cruz

This party keeps its style and spirit imcomparably marvelous. The color and the soaring percussion manifest great joy in its people.

GETTING THERE: Access the province of Corrientes through: National routes 12 and 14, by either the north or the south.  Through the interprovincial bridge "General Manuel Belgrano" from the Chaco. And through the International bridges: "Paso de los Libres -Uruguayana" (President A. P. Justo International bridge). And "Santo Tome - Sao Borjas” from Brasil. AIR: There are two daily regular flights to the airports of Corrientes and Resistencia at the "Gobernador Piragine Niveyro Airport" (Chaco 25 km far away), connects the province with the rest of the country. The federal capital of Buenos Aries is 900km away, Iguazu falls are 650km away, and the borders with Brazil and Uruguay 450km away.

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Water Paradise:
There's 750km of coasts on rivers and tame lagoons, a true paradise for the fishermen, as well as wide rivers with white sand beaches who welcome you to stretch out along them and enjoy the special quality of the Corrientes sunlight.
This area offers an unforgettable landscape for adventure tourism through photo safaris, fauna watching, horse-riding, canoe tours and trekking. There's an infinite variety of trees but the main characteristic of this region is the abundant aquatic vegetation. A wide variety of endangered species (capybara, yacares and aguara guazu among others) live together with innumerable fish and bird species.
Corrientes is surrounded by the Paraná and Uruguay rivers, it is a true paradise for fishermen. On its waters you can enjoy the bites of fighting fish like Dorado, Surubies, Pacues and Bogas.
Iberá Natural Reserve and Protected Zone
a canditate as a UNESCO World Heritage Site

More Attractions: One cannot miss a walk down the river drive, which has natural balconies looking over the river, a visit to the zoo, to the museums or shopping along Junín pedestrian street.
In the outskirts, one can get to know indian settlements, the house where General Mitre lived in at the time of the "Triple Alianza" war, or the Totora Lagoon with its clear water.

DownloadRoad Map of Corrientes Province
in Güaraní language
Ará Berá
means: the flash of lightning.
Sapukay: means scream. Its symbol is a rooster

The Guaraníes

Before the Spanish arrived to America, different native groups populated the littoral, one of those were the remarkable guaraníes, who were known for their warrior strenth and uncommon wide intelligence.

The guaraníes were not constitute as a nation, but rather they were organized as small tribal groups with independent governments.Their houses were big collective houses, built with strong wood, mud and rush.
The Guaraní are best known for their connection to the early Jesuit missions of Paraguay, the most notable mission foundation ever established in the Americas, and for their later heroic provocation of a major expansionist war as the State of Paraguay, against the combined powers of Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay

The guaraní language exists today in Paraguay and the north of Corrientes. [more about the Jesuit Missions of the Guaraníes]

Chamamé is the music that identifies the Correntinian people and the litoral region. Its more well known song, Kilometro 11, is a true hymn of Corrientes




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