Other Fun Things to Do
- Hit the trails of Tierra del Fuego National Park for an eyeful of native wildlife and artifacts of ancient Yámana aborigines. And keep an eye peeled for rare Andean flowers such as the Nassauvia, which smell like chocolate.
- Because of the remote nature of the place, Ushuaia was the headquarters of a famous prison from 1902-1947. Today it's a fascinating museum that welcomes visitors.
Ushuaia offers an endless supply of outdoor adventure. In the summer months you can enjoy hiking, horseback riding, and sport fishing. And make sure to squeeze in a half-day cruise through Beagle Channel where you can spot oodles of resident wildlife including sea lions and penguins.
Shopping for Bargains
Looking for the perfect souvenir? Search the shops on the street of San Martin for mementos local handmade specialties like jams and maté.
Get a Taste of Local Flavor
As you can imagine the seafood is spectacular. A regional favorite is southern king crab.
The Argentine peso is the official currency. Foreign currencies can be exchanged in banks and authorized bureaus. Several shops do accept U.S. dollars and Euros. American Express, VISA, Diners Club and Master Card are also widely accepted. Please note there may be difficulty in exchanging traveler's checks.
Weather in Ushuaia, Argentina
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Before You Visit
Ushuaia is the world's southernmost city, a remote area chartered and explored by the likes of Magellan, Cook and Darwin. Explore its diverse landscapes of mountains, glaciers and subantarctic forests.