Santa Elena lies in northern Entre Ríos, on the Paraná River and 150 kilometers from the capital of the province. Its main tourist attraction is dorado and surubí fishing. Both species are abundant in its wild waters and usually caught on board water-crafts with the aid of guides.
Santa Elena is located on some cliffs featuring orange reddish hues. They are instantly spotted from the river. There is also a neatly cared waterfront promenade, perfect to enjoy a walk or some mates by the river.
In the summer, its sandy beaches are visited by thousands of people from Entre Ríos and Santa Fe, who come to this small city to relax and relish the benefits of family life.
The Carnival of Santa Elena, at the local Corsódromo, celebrated here deserves a special mention, as it is one of the most popular and colorful in the province. Taking part in the carnival dancing events is the goal of many youths in this city and neighboring towns too.
A tourist destination year round, its most famed celebrations include the Chamarrita Provincial Festival and Armado Entrerriano Provincial Festival, one of the tastiest fish on the so-called "littoral" area in Argentina.