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 Paige, Nicaragua, April 2012
The sensuous signature dance of the Rio de la Plata—both Buenos Aires and Montevideo, Uruguay, have a legitimate claim to its ardent excess—is the tango. Born in the cities’ brothels in the 1880s, ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, October 2012
There are many reasons, believe it or not, to come to the “Southernmost City in the Americas,” Ushuaia, Argentina (with a nod to neighboring Puerto Williams, Chile, which shares that tourism ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, February 2012
The long, luxuriant days of the Argentine summer are upon us. Even in the cooler Mendoza highlands, verdant rows of ripening grapes glow in the afternoon sunlight, as if in anticipation of the early ...
Buenos Aires’ largest barrio, or neighborhood, is called Palermo, and visitors to the city will almost certainly be spending plenty of time here. Palermo has several sections, each with its own ...
While most travelers choose to visit beautiful Buenos Aires during the languid summer season, from December through March, there is a whole other side to the Argentine capital. As the days grow ...
Written by Zoe Smith, United Kingdom, January 2013
While the Northern Hemisphere turns up the central heating and gears up for a white Christmas, Buenos Aires is experiencing its annual heat wave, with sweltering temperatures sending many ...
Of course, you’re here for the wine. Wonderful vintages, most famously Malbec, but also beautiful cabernet sauvignons, chardonnays, cerezas, tempranillos and more, are grown at some of the highest ...
Where the southern cone of South America narrows to a point, fringed with chill islands and glacier-carved granite peaks, lies the archipelago of Tierra del Fuego. Though the latitude is seemingly ...
Written by Zoe Smith, United Kingdom, February 2013
A popular day trip from Buenos Aires, the riverside town of Tigre is the gateway to the idyllic Tigre Delta region, one of the world’s largest natural deltas stretching over 5,400 square miles. ...
Written by Zoe Smith, United Kingdom, March 2013
One of Chile’s most celebrated national parks close by the Patagonian city of Puerto Natales, the vast Torres del Paine, or Blue Towers, National Park makes a popular trip from neighboring ...
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