Rio Grande is the second biggest city in the Tierra del Fuego Province in Argentina. It is an ideal base for anglers and nature lovers looking to explore the Patagonian lakes, forests and wetlands. As the southernmost city in the world closest to Antarctica, Ushuaia gets a lot of visitors and Antarctic cruise passengers. Many of them also want to see Rio Grande since it is the only other major Argentinean city nearby on National Route 3. With the Rio Grande (river) dividing the city into two parts and the Atlantic coast at its doorstep, there is no shortage of waterside activities in the summer. You will definitely need to get a car for hire in Rio Grande if you intend to be a tourist here.
Two of the main attractions here are the Virginia Choquintel and Monseñor Fagnano museums, and you might also visit the Candelaria Salesian Mission. Assuming you have got a car for rent in Rio Grande, another stunning structure worth a visit is the suspension bridge over the Rio Grande. You must try the meat lamb when you break for lunch, because it happens to be a local delicacy. Visit the CAP Complex on the South Bank and the Old Magistrates Court on Av. San Martin.
Just as visitors in Ushuaia tend to visit Rio Grande, those who come to Rio Grande consider a trip to Ushuaia as a necessary part of their exploration of Tierra del Fuego. It is a two and a half hour trip on National Route 3, where you will be going past towns like Viamonte and crossing over to the other side of Lake Fagnano (also known as Lake Kami) at Tolhuin. The route hugs the lake for quite some time, so the drive is bound to be enjoyable, as will be the visit to Ushuaia with its penal prison museum and ski resorts.
Your visit to Rio Grande would not be complete unless you did some riverside or lake fishing. Fly-fishing lodges are a dime a dozen here, and the lakes are just as numerous. The Escondido (Hidden Lake) and Lake Fagnano are two of the best choices, even though they are a bit further off from the city. It makes for an excellent fishing stop on the route between Ushuaia and Rio Grande. A bit closer are Yehum and Lago Chepelmuth, where you can take a break at towns like Vieja Carmen. The nearest lake is Lago Cabo Penas, which is just 20 minutes outside town.
There is one agency at the Rio Grande Airport (RGA) currently offering a car rental in Rio Grande for visitors. If you are coming from Ushuaia, there are quite a few more agencies to consider. You can compare all of them online, find a good deal and book your vehicle right now so that it will be waiting and ready when you reach Rio Grande.