Buenos Aires, and the province of Buenos Aires, are part of the Pampas region, Argentina's vast flat agricultural heartland. Divided by climate into Humid Pampas and Dry Pampas, this is the area where vast estancias provided the mainstay of the Argentine economy and way of life. Visitors may leave the pleasures of the city to visit on an estancia and glimpse a bit of the gaucho lifestyle. Though present day gauchos may dress as colorfully as their grandfathers, the true gaucho lifestyle is gone. La Pampa, Santa Fe and Cordoba provinces offer sightseeing and the Sierras de Cordoba are popular with Argentine tourists. Cordoba is often called the Heartland of Argentina. Along the coastline, sandy beaches and resorts like Mar del Plata and Puerto Madryn offer all the amenities.
For centuries the capital city of Buenos Aires has been the primary point of entry and departure to Argentina Goods and immigrants poured into this port city. Inhabitants or Portenos have been the dominating force in politics industry society, social and cultural life. today is a huge sprawling city on the flat bank of Rio de la Plata. Urban and urbane cosmopolitan, yet neighborhood or barrio, centered, the city invites visitor to spend days absorbing the flavors without leaving the city limits. From the colorful barrio of La Boca, a working class and artist colony neighborhood, to the very upscale Recoleta which boasts many plazas and parks as well as the Cementerio de la Recoleta where Eva Peron is buried amidst the upper class Argentinians who scorned her, Buenos Aires draws visitors. But those same visitors would be missing a tremendous amount by not traveling to the other regions of Argentina.