Located on Isla Grande at the southernmost tip of Argentina, Ushuaia is the ideal base for adventures in the region known as the End of the World. Wedged between the southern Andes and the frigid waters of the Beagle Channel, the provincial capital of Tierra del Fuego has long served as a jumping-off point for excursions on land and sea, from Antarctica cruises to glacier explorations.
Thanks to the city’s booming tourist economy, visitors no longer have to settle for rough-and-tumble accommodations. Luxury hotels are beginning to spring up next to the nondescript housing built to provide housing for workers lured by high wages. While the dramatic landscapes that surround the city remain the city’s star attractions, there are an increasing number of cosmopolitan things to do in Ushuaia as well.