Tag: Argentina Travel

Did you know that Argentina is ranked second when it comes to receiving more foreign tourists in South America? The country has plenty to offer: cosmopolitan cities, geographical wonders, wine regions, archaeological ruins, evidence of Palaeolithic art… In Bodega Argento’s blog, you can discover the best places to visit in Argentina. Collaborators coming from different countries in the world and based in Argentina will give you advice and recommendation so you can enjoy your trip to the maximum. The majority of the visits to Argentina usually begin in the capital, Buenos Aires, which has been selected as the eight preferred destination in the world by Trip Advisor. Buenos Aires offers a vast cultural and recreational offer with numerous museums, theatres –Colón Theatre is the most important one– and cafés and bars where you can see tango shows. Do not miss the opportunity to walk around its historical city centre –with the Monserrat and San Telmo neighbourhoods–, visit the Casa Rosada, go down Mayo Avenue and the Manzana de las Luces and go into the stately neighbourhood of Recoleta and into the modern neighbourhood of Puerto Madero. You can also discover the best restaurants and hotels in the city and you will have the opportunity to visit the most charming villages within the surroundings. Travel to the province of Córdoba, which has an intense cultural, commercial and university life and discover the Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis –recognised as a World Heritage Site. Travel to the end of the world –Patagonia, the Land of Fire– and let yourself wonder by the Patagonian Ice Field –the third largest ice extension after the poles– and by the famous Perito Moreno glacier –which is 60 metres high and 5 kilometres long. You can also discover the waterfalls at the Igauzu National Park, the Quebrada de Humahuaca or the Rio Grande basin, the cave paintings at the Cueva de las Manos at the Pinturas River and the archaeological sites at the Ischigualasto Provincial Park. But not only that, you can also visit the Andes mountain range –the highest range in the Continent– where you can practice mountain sports such as trekking or skiing. Do not forget to steep yourself in the wine culture of the province of Mendoza –the second most visited region in Argentina–, where you can walk round vineyards, see the wine production process by yourself and stay at rural inns and wineries. Bodega Argento’s blog also gives you ideas to make presents and take a souvenir to your loved ones, such as wine, olive oil or rubber knives. It also suggests other activities like horse rides and one-day trips to discover the less known corners in the country.


Buenos Aires is known for its varied and often schizophrenic architecture. In the historical centre of the city, numerous buildings have more than a few unifying characteristics; the symbolic flourishes of Freemasonry.

July 12th, 2016


As a Brit I am honour-bound to obsess over the weather. Luckily Argentina’s climate leaves me a lot to talk about. Right now it’s been raining for around three days straight. In the summer we sweltered at 100°F for weeks. Every season in Argentina is unique. But pretty much every day is a blue-sky day. Even in winter. What are you waiting for? You can visit Argentina year round.

May 19th, 2016


11 Foodie Gifts & Non-Touristy Souvenirs You Can’t Leave Argentina Without
You have one day left in Buenos Aires and picking up a tango postcard for your friends and loved ones just isn’t going to cut it. Since the best gift you could ever give someone is something edible, we have come up with a list of the best foodie gifts you just can’t leave Argentine without.

May 3rd, 2016

The best places to go biking in Buenos Aires

Like clockwork, on March 21st, summer in Buenos Aires ended. Temperatures dropped and the breeze sent crisping leaves fluttering across the pavement. With the passing of summer go the rooftop asados, pool parties and days at the quinta. However, now that the clinging heat has dissipated, it’s the perfect time to indulge in an autumnal bike ride, and Buenos Aires is littered with fantastic cycling destinations, both in and out of the city. We round up some of the best places to go on two wheels, in Capital and beyond.

April 25th, 2016


As you slowly inch your way up the congested Avenida Corrientes — the wide avenue that cuts through the middle of the small neighborhood of Chacarita — it is hard to imagine that this ‘barrio’ derived its name for the quechua for ‘farm’. In the 18th century the area was used by the Jesuits as a vast farmland to feed the children and staff that attended their schools. Although the neighborhood bustles with activity, open green spaces are still the main theme of the zona’s personality, with the long Parque Los Andes and Chacarita Cemetery taking up nearly half of the hood. Chacarita is largely overlooked for its popular neighbors like Palermo Hollywood to the north or Villa Crespo to the south. Here is a list of favorites, both old and new, of the best of history, art, food and drink that Chacarita has to offer.

March 27th, 2016


It’s mid-week in the city and you’re feeling it. Your back is killing you. Your head is pounding. Hectic Buenos Aires life takes its toll. You need a break. You need a spa break. But you can’t afford to spend two days at a country estancia. You need to relax, refresh and rejuvenate with a day spa experience at one of BA’s best spots for urban recharge. Check out these 12 restorative city retreats for the perfect quick pick-me-up.

March 26th, 2016


Would you like to live the harvest (vendimia) in Mendoza, meet Bodega Argento, harvesting in one of our vineyard estates, enjoy a wine tasting and participate in the National Harvest Festival? Imagine all that, plus: eat at the best restaurants in Mendoza, stay at one of the most luxurious hotels in the city and share all the activities together with Argento team. Participate in this photo contest and if your photo achieves the most votes, you will be the winner of this fabulous prize, for you and a companion.

February 13th, 2016


Permission to party – The Real Argentina’s Guide to carnival…
Fiesta filled February is a little bit special in the Argentine calendar. A month of weekend long street parties see Porteños partying like only they know how. Further north in the province of Entre Rios, Gualeguaychú explodes as hedonists lap up the closest carnival to their Brazilian neighbours.

Rewind four years and I was cutting my teeth trying to samba in Rio De Janeiro, and although inimitable in terms of grandeur and locura, Argentina’s still got it going on. As if you needed proof – even President Mauricio Macri’s dance moves, busted out at his inauguration, are featured on a promo ad for Rio’s very own celebrations this year – no joke! Although, maybe there is one – on him.

February 5th, 2016


We’re just weeks away from the perfect moment to visit Mendoza: vendimia. Harvest time is the busiest in the province, and offers up the most fun, too. The vines have kept to their side of the bargain and it’s the turn of grape pickers, agronomists and oenologists to get the latest vintages rolling. You don’t have to be a wine fan to enjoy Argentina’s second-most visited region – though it helps. This TRA accommodation guide will help you choose where to stay in Mendoza’s glorious countryside complete with obligatory Andes panorama.

February 4th, 2016

Guide to Puerto Madero: BA’s Newest Barrio

Buenos Aires barrios are famously chaotic, crowded and completely captivating. But one new neighbourhood projects a totally different vibe. Want water, wide open space and traffic-free wandering? Puerto Madero is right on the dockside; it’s so far removed from the hustle of the crazy city it provides a breath of fresh air. Check Puerto Madero out in the summer sunshine with our guide to the most un-Buenos Aires barrio in BA.

December 11th, 2015