Argentina Travel Tips
Despite Argentina's recent economic woes, its pleasures - stunning natural wonders, an elegant capital with a European-flavored sophistication, and a passionate culture - are still as tempting as ever. The silver lining to the financial cloud is that it's now one of the best travel bargains going around.
This is one Latin American country where Europeans and North Americans can feel at ease and travel relatively inconspicuously. An interest in soccer and some nimble foot skills may be all you need to feel like a local.
Written by Zoe Smith, United Kingdom, October 2012
With its reputation as South America’s most gay-friendly city and a pioneer of gay rights in the Latino community, it’s no surprise that Buenos Aires’ annual Gay Pride Festival is the hottest ticket ...
Written by Zoe Smith, United Kingdom, November 2012
Separated by a mere sliver of Atlantic Ocean – the Rio de la Plata, or ‘river of money’ in local lingo – neighboring Uruguay makes a popular day trip from Buenos Aires .
Daily ferries run from ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, August 2012
Buenos Aires, bustling and modern, is the Argentine capital and an endlessly fascinating urban landscape to explore. But you might find yourself pining for a quiet, colonial city, with strollable ...
With the turn of the 20th century, a new dance called the tango
swirled out of Rio de la Plata's teeming urban underclasses. It combined
Spanish, Italian, and French steps remembered by poor ...
It’s been almost thirty years since Argentina and the United Kingdom went to war over the Falklands Islands (or Islas Malvinas, as Argentina continues to call them). Despite decades of peace, ...
The vast and almost impenetrable plains of the Gran Chaco ("Big Hunting Ground") spread from Northern Argentina
in a low, sweltering swath through parts of Paraguay, Bolivia, and
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, July 2012
This remarkable northwestern provincial capital’s full name is Salta La
Linda, “Salta the Lovely,” appropriate to its graceful Colonial
architecture and truly beautiful natural surroundings. The ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, March 2011
Travelers headed to the Southern Cone have two cool new attractions to enjoy in Argentina. The first is already inspiring Beatles fans from across the universe to make a special trip to beautiful ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, September 2012
Much of Argentina’s national mythology is symbolized by the gaucho, or cowboy, of the vast and windswept pampas. Famed for their rugged commitment to freedom, excellent horsemanship and unqualified ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, October 2012
With its glacier-crowned mountains—dozens of which top 19,680 feet (6,000 meters)— and incredible scenery marbled with rushing rivers, it’s no wonder that whitewater rafting and kayaking have become ...
Written by Viator, April 2013
San Carlos de Bariloche (commonly, Bariloche) is the undisputed capital of the Argentine lakes region, and as such, also for adventure tourism, hiking, skiing, flyfishing, horseback riding at nearby ...
Written by Zoe Smith, United Kingdom, March 2013
Whether you’re escaping the stifling summer heat or just looking to get out of the city, there are plenty of great day trips to take from Buenos Aires. From galloping across the steppe with ...
Written by Viator, April 2011
See Buenos Aires on two wheels with a guided bike tour that will take you below the surface of touristy Buenos Aires and into the areas where the locals hang out. The half-day bike tour takes either ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, February 2012
The Buenos Aires Subte, or subway, used to be the best deal in Argentina , offering what may have been the cheapest underground mass transit in the world. Last month, however, backpackers and ...
The Argentine capital has long been known for its Mediterranean-style café culture, providing fine places where Porteños can linger with good friends over a jarrito of coffee or carafe of ...
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