Mercedes is a village in Corrientes in Argentina. It's a pretty nondescript town that strictly sticks to siesta. However, to visit Esteros del Ibera and Colonia Carlos Pellegrini it's the place to get a transport and also organise your stay and activities in Carlos Pellegrini though not necessary.
The options to get in are few. There are direct buses from Parana in the South, Corrientes in the North and Paso de los Libres (on the Buenos Aires - Puerto Iguazu line).
- Estancia Rincon del Socorro, Casilla 45, ☎ 54 3782 497172, . It offers rooms fully equipped with living room, private toilet and bath, and unique decorations such as ancient maps and raw wildlife prints. Some of its amenities are DVD and video library, laundry service, and WiFi. Best rates on official website start at USD 297.52. edit
- HI Mercedes - Delicias del Iberá Hostel, Dr. Rivas 688, Mercedes, Corrientes (Ask at the information office at the bus terminal. Otherwise, look for the sign on the other side of the street and turn left when reaching the far end of the central park.), ☎ ++54 3773 423167 ([email protected]), . checkin: 24h. It's a place to sleep but nothing to write home about. No English spoken. 9.5 US$. edit
One Bus Monday to Saturday to Colonia Carlos Pellegrini at 12:30. 30 Pesos (Dec 2013) and about 3 hours on a dirt road. Book in advance at the hostel or the terminal.