PRINT PREVIEW
send to printer

Concierge.com

Golden Dorado Fishing Trip

Golden Dorado Fishing Trip

By
Trip Plan Tags: 
adventure,
outdoors + nature
Destinations: 
Argentina,
Buenos Aires,
Buenos Aires Province,
Central + South America

Golden Dorado: For many years, one of Latin America´s most exciting game fish was kept a secret in its heartland. In the last few years, the golden DORADO, or "River Tiger" has rocketed to the top of the hot fish list. Argentina’s Anglers (AA) is a full service fishing travel company devoted to arrange quality outdoor experiences for individuals, groups and corporate teams. Site: www.argentinasanglers.com Contact Us: info@argentinasanglers.com

ITEMS

See + Do

Sailing

Given the Río de la Plata's importance to Argentina's maritime trade, it's odd that Buenos Aires turns its back on the widest estuary in the world. (True, the Plata's shallow waters are chocolate brown, thanks to sediment scoured by its tributaries, and tricky tides add to the challenge of navigating its waters.) Aquatic activities concentrated in the Zona Norte are nonetheless increasingly popular, where enthusiasts strike out on sailboards, wakeboards, and surf skis. Motorboats and yachts can also be rented in the nearby town of Tigre for a cruise in the Paraná Delta, where 4,000 square miles of tiny bamboo-strewn islands are divided by hundreds of channels, canals, and tributaries. A handful of sailboat operators also rent fully crewed yachts from Puerto Madero in the city center.

Moored in Puerto Madero, Smile on Sea's 32-foot yachts are manned by experienced skippers and can be chartered for half-day sails on the Río de la Plata, providing a waterborne vista of the Buenos Aires skyline. On balmy days, consider leaving at dusk for an on-deck sundowner and night-time return to harbor. Longer outings include a full-day cruise to the Paraná Delta or an overnight crossing to Colonia del Sacramento, a former Portuguese colonial settlement on Uruguay's shoreline.

Eating

Cabaña Las Lilas, Argentina

516 Alicia Moreau de Justo, Puerto Madero
Buenos Aires 1107, Argentina
Tel: 54 11 4313 1336
Website: www.laslilas.com

The glamorous subjects of the headshots lining the walls of Cabaña Las Lilas aren't movie stars or Rat Packers—they're cows. To be precise, they're grand-champion Herefords from the storied Las Lilas ranch. This ranch breeds Argentina's finest beef cattle, raised on pampas grass, and it opened this handsome steakhouse in the hip dockside neighborhood of Puerto Madero in 1995 to show off its goods. As a steakhouse, it should be ranked among the world's greatest. At brawny tables cut from trunks of Brazilian ipé trees, well-heeled porteños (B.A. natives) and jet-setters congregate over cell-phone lunches and late-night dinners for what's perhaps the top cow in town. Chances are you'll forget all about the sparkling waterfront view as soon as a platter of perfectly grilled mollejas de corazón (sweetbreads) hits the table, followed by your selection from 13 different cuts of beef. The "baby beef"—portioned at an adult 500 or 800 grams (that is, about 18 or 28 ounces), depending on your commitment to gluttony—comes ringed with rich, unapologetic fat. After this carnivorous juggernaut, you might want only a toothpick for dessert. But go on, live a little: You know you want that custardy crema catalana.

Open daily 12:30 pm to 12:30 am.

Information may have changed since the date of publication. Please confirm details with individual establishments before planning your trip.