Everybody’s heard of Rio, but few are familiar with the annual street party in Gualeguaychú, held over ten successive Saturdays in January and February. An undiscovered joy, the town’s festivities are authenticity incarnate, with lithe footwork, skimpy costumes, and pulsating music aplenty, but no hordes of camera-wielding visitors.
That’s right the Gualeguaychú Carnival is the Argentinian version of Rio carnival. It is full of samba parades featuring beautiful Argentinian dancers dressed in sequins and feathers. There are carnival queens, incredible floats, beautiful costumes and lots of rhythmic dancing. Gualeguaychú even built its own Sambadromo called the Corsódromo, which can hold up to 40,000 spectators.