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Welcome to Eldorado


Continent:  South America  
Country: Argentina
Population: 57,300 (2001)
Dialing Code: +54 3751
Time zone: ART (UTC -3)
Language: Spanish





Eldorado is a city in the center-northeast of the province of Misiones, Argentina. Situated 206km away from Posadas City and 100km away from the world famous Iguazu falls, it is fondly known as “The city of the long street” due to the fact that it is 14kilometers long and is settled along the Alto Parana River .

Eldorado was founded on 29 September 1919 as a rural settlement and a port on the Paraná by German-born Adolfo Julius Schwelm, naturalised British subject, who named it as a reference to the legend of El Dorado. The town was the center of the European immigrant colonization of the area (which included groups of people from Germany, Switzerland, Poland, Denmark, England, and others).

The region's economy is based on agriculture, producing tung, oranges, grapefruit and yerba mate. Tourism also plays a part, with main activities being sailing, sports fishing (golden dorado), and sports hunting (tapir, deer, wild boars). Eldorado has an airport.

Information & Facts


Eldorado is becoming an important touristic place due to its port and Paraná navigability where sport fishing of Dorado is allowed. One can also hunt tapir, deer and wild boars. Eldorado is a city in Misiones that invites visitors to enjoy its attributes both during the day and at night. Its commercial center, its port on the Paraná River and its waterfront are part of a must visit.

Schwelm Park has an area that offers camping sites, sport areas and a room where archaeological pieces are shown. Other interesting places to visit are Pira Guazú and Pira Miní Streams where rafting, canoe or four track activities can be carried out . Apart from that, only a few kilometres away from Eldorado you can do agrotourism in various farms thought for this aim.

If you want to be in contact with nature , Eldorado is the best place to choose and spend your holidays


The geography of the area presents changing narrow passes and the climate is subtropical warm and humid without dry season and with rains in abundance, mainly in Spring. The regional economy is supported by products from farming sites where tung, oranges, grapefruit and mate are grown.

Loose fitting clothes are suitable but be sure to take mosquite repellants and coats for when it rains. 

Getting Around

Eldorado has just one airport – the Aerolinas Argentinas. Moving around by land is fairly easy with buses available. Bus ptickets are also cheap. Taxi services are preferred and are quite expensive.

Kids Attractions

A visit to to the Eldorado zoo, a stronghold of local flora and fauna is  ideal to be enjoyed by adults and children alike.

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