Running in Buenos Aires can be a very enjoyable experience. This is especially true if you are staying in the Puerto Madero area. Here, you can find the Reserva Ecologica Costanera Sur, which is a beautiful nature reserve just minutes away from the busy city.
When visiting Buenos Aires, we stayed at the Hilton Buenos Aires and thus were very close to the Reserva Ecologica Costanera Sur.
This nature reserve is not only great if you are looking for a nice place to spend a day, but it’s also a real paradise for those who love running.
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It’s worth noting that entering the Reserva Ecologica Costanera Sur is a little difficult as there are just two entrances / exits in total. Those are located to the far end of both sides of the nature reserve, meaning that you have to run along the promenade for a while before you can enter if you are staying somewhere in the middle.
However, that’s not too bad as there’s not a lot of traffic and the promenade is quite nice, too. Additionally, you can enjoy some nice views of the reserve already.
Honestly, I didn’t really know what to expect of a nature reserve so close to the city. At first, it looked like a rather touristic park with some infrastructure etc. However, as soon as you are getting a little deeper into the reserve, things change quite a bit.
There are still very good paths for running, but there are hardly any people and there is no infrastructure at all.
Instead, you are just running through plane nature as if you would be somewhere far away from the next city.
After a while, you’ll eventually get to the sea (if you take one of the longer ways through the park as there are a couple of different options).
It’s definitely worth it as you’ll have the chance to enjoy a couple of beautiful view points, where you have an obstructed view of the sea. I won’t lie to you: You are not running along the sea all the time, but every couple of seconds, you’ll enjoy a nice view, sometimes obstructed, sometimes not.
At one point, you’ll also spot one or two beautiful beaches, which you definitely wouldn’t expect in a city.
As I decided to enter on the closer point to our hotel, I had to run back there for approximately 1.5 kilometers through Puerto Madero after exiting the nature reserve. That sounds “harder” than it is as this part has a very relaxed vibe.
First, there’s the very nice promenade, which even features sculptures of several sports stars. Second, there is another park in the center of the “island” (Puerto Madero is actually only connected to Buenos Aires through bridges), which is a great spot to end your run.
All in all, running in Buenos Aires is incredibly enjoyable if you have the chance to enjoy the nature reserve. It definitely feels like a different world and not at all like a metropolis.