Buenos Aires, the city of tantalising tango, 400g steaks, all-hour partying and captivating history may seem, at first glance to be an adult’s-only destination. But there’s plenty to keep the kids occupied as well. Here are some ideas, from museums and parks to cafés and the zoo…
Palermo is one of Buenos Aires’s trendiest neighbourhoods, with a whole range of different hotels to suit everyone. It can be difficult enough to find a good one, let alone one that matches your style (and your budget). To help you narrow it down a bit, our writers have come up with a list of the best boutique hotels in the area.
Clothing isn’t exactly hard to come by in Buenos Aires. On the other hand, if you are living in the city, you might want something special that has a bit more of a local connection than your ordinary high street stores. The city has a number of independent clothing stores, ranging from smaller stores that are just starting up, to larger stores that have made a bit of a splash on the international scene. We’ve listed a few of our favourites below.
Buenos Aires is (in)famous for its amazing nightlife. It can be quite dizzying trying to sort out the good from the bad when you’re heading into the city. Fortunately, our writers have been out and about, working hard to find the best places for you to buy cocktails in Buenos Aires. It’s a hard job, but somebody’s got to do it…
Buenos Aires has a rich and complex history, which is part of its allure to visitors. There is a whole range of interesting historical sites in and around the city just waiting to be discovered. Some of these are preserved as places of interest, while some are used for new purposes, though still retaining their distinct architecture and proud histories. We’ve listed some of the most notable of these to help you to start exploring this fascinating city.
The world-famous glaciers of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, in the province of Santa Cruz, have finally got the visitor’s centre they deserve: the Glaciarium, aka the Museum of Ice.
It’s green, has loads of great restaurants, and you can shop, dine and be merry alfresco pretty much 24/7. With its tree-lined streets you can see why Palermo is labelled the Paris of South America and Buenos Aires’ answer to New York’s Soho
In Buenos Aires, the only thing that is slow is the melancholic tango. As a tourist here you can feel like you’re being whisked away in a tornado – sometimes you just need to escape from the hectic city life before someone orders you to “tranquilo!”
A short ferry ride across the Rio del Plata, picturesque Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay makes an easy getaway from the hustle and bustle of Buenos Aires.
Taking at least one overland trip in Argentina is a must and the only way to really appreciate the country’s vast size. A few trips later – and bingo games aside – you start to realise Argentina bus travel is akin to being on a plane.