Home to ski resorts, national parks and a world-famous wine region, Argentina has a lot to shout about. Stretching from the Tropic of Capricorn towards the edge of Antarctica, its astounding variety of terrains make for discoveries at every turn. Buenos Aires, the birthplace of tango, is a hive of Latin zeal. Its food scene is second to none, with its famous steakhouses serving mouthwatering bife de chorizo (sirloin) and late-night heladerías (ice cream parlours) scooping up dulce de leche helado. Take a wander through the characterful barrios (neighbourhoods) and pop inside a typical tango house. If you’re feeling confident, you can even take a lesson in this seductive style of dance. The wine regions of Mendoza and Salta are also worth exploring, and in the winter you can take to the slopes of the Andes. Argentina’s nature preserves near Puerto Madryn, Punta Tombo, and Peninsula Valdes are home to wild animals such as penguins, sea lions and even whales at some times of the year. Accommodations vary throughout the country, with cabañas (cabins or weekend houses) available to rent in the mountains and coastal areas, and modern boutique hotels in the cities.