is the gateway to Argentina and an exciting choice for yachting enthusiasts. This cosmopolitan capital city stretches north-south along the Rio de la Plata, and possesses an elaborate and rich culture that rivals any European city. A mixture of Spanish, Italian and French background gives it an eclectic feel, and in fact, is often referred to as the “Paris of South America.” Buenos Aires is comprised of many small neighborhoods, each very individualized and with its’ own unique flavor and colors. San Telmo is widely known as the most picturesque part of town, with cobblestone streets and colonial buildings, and an array of shops, boutiques, and cafes, tango parlors and a Sunday flea market. La Boca (which means “the Mouth,”) sits along the port and is a very colorful part of Buenos Aires. Here you will see brightly painted low houses made of wood and metal, and the main street is home to an artisans and painters fair, open air tango shows and Italian cantinas. Being near the ocean and the river, Buenos Aires offers visitors a wide range of activities, such as exploring its’ beautiful beaches, fishing, water skiing, windsurfing, scuba diving, kayaking and rafting. The Rio de la Plata is a favorite spot for boaters, and many yacht charters and cruise lines operate out of the Port of Buenos Aires. Dubbed the “Queen of the Plate River,” by Argentina author Carlos Romero, Buenos Aires shares an ambiance and lifestyle that makes it an enticing yachting destination.