Like the rest of South America, sand surfing sports are also exploding in popularity in Argentina, a wonderful country which incredible coastal dunes bordering the Atlantic Ocean. In the region of Catamarca you can even slide on some of the tallest dunes of the entire world!
Sandboarding in Arroyo
Playa Piedras Coloradas – Las Grutas, Arroyo
Beach along the coast in the Rio Negro region, close to the city of Las Grutas. Sandboarding is included in many day tour packages from Las Grutas, so you can make the most out of your trip. The following activities include sand surfing at Playa Piedras Coloradas:
Sandboarding in Buenos Aires
Médanos Blancos – Monte Hermoso, Buenos Aires
White sand dunes in the proximity of the town of Monte Hermoso, not too far from Necochea. The landscape is desertic despite the proximity to the sea, there are some areas with thick vegetation where sandboarding should be avoided.
Coordinates of the dunes
GD: lat: -38.987968, lng: -61.337013
DMS: lat: -38º 59′ 16.69”, lng: -61º 20′ 13.25”
Playa Mar de las Pampas – Villa Gesell, Buenos Aires
Small beach dunes in Mar de las Pampas beach. Ideal for beginner sandboarders and families with kids who can enjoy dune sledding here.
La Frontera – Pinamar, Buenos Aires
Possibly the best locations for sand boarding in the Buenos Aires province, La Frontera boasts steep dunes (up to 70 meters in height) with a very wide sliding surface. Recommended for experienced sandboarders looking for a more challenging ride.
Sandboarding in Catamarca
Dunas de Tatón Fiambalá – Tatón, Catamarca
From the city of Tinogasta you reach Tatón, a small and friendly town in the Catamarca mountain range, the so-called “Bolson de Fiambalà” (bowl of Fiambalà), which hosts some of the tallest sand slopes of the world, including the Duna Federico Kirbus.
Duna Magicá – Saujil, Catamarca
From the square near the Municipality of Fiambalá (50 meters away), take Diego Carrizo de Frite street towards the north, that same street leaving the city is Route 36, continue along it until you reach the small town of Saujil.
Once you enter the town (a few blocks) you will find 2 signs with directions to the Magic Dune. The first takes you to La Cruz, which is at the top of a hill, you can park the car there and walk up the top to the dune directly.
The other route will leave you a little closer to the dune but further away from La Cruz.
Sandboarding in Chubut
Punta Este Sand Dunes – Puerto Madryn, Chubut
Tiny sandhills located next to the beach in Punta Este, close to the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. You can enjoy them as part of a day trip to Punta Loma and Cerro Avanzado:
Sandboarding in Jujuy
Cerro Huancar – Abra Pampa, Jujuy
Large sand formation at the feet of Puna Jujeña, a high mountain pass near the town of Abra Pampa. It is not very well known but this is an incredible spot for sandboarding with the finest sand. Every year in January the Huancar Folk Festival also takes place at the foot of this sand dune, attracting thousands of tourists who enjoy art perfomances, food stalls, copleros and dance groups.
Sandboarding in San Juan
Médanos Grandes – San Juan Province
Vast dune area of 2000 km² located in the extreme south east of the San Juan province, in the middle of a region known as Cuyo. It’s getting more and more popular with sandboarders.