Combine catching some rays on a near-secluded beach by day and watching a host of Argentine movies by night, and you’ve got a fabulous vacation stuffed with culture at your fingertips thanks to Pantalla Pinamar 2011 film festival.
First of all take a rest. Sleep. Have a siesta – a big one. It’s going to be a long night. Stamina is key to surviving an Argentinian boda (wedding). But before we dissect the mixture of the tradition, syncretism and the frankly bizarre moments of an Argentinian wedding, we need to roll back the time to when the two lovers were, well, just that.
After their football team, the object of Argentines’ national pride is their meat – and they have every right to revel in one of the deadly sins. It’s widely accepted to be some of the best in the world and, as a consequence, they also indulge in another deadly sin: gluttony.
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…
Whether you’re living in Buenos Aires or just visiting, everyone needs to find somewhere cheap (and decent) to eat out every so often. We’ve put together a list of some of our writers’ favourite venues.
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.
If you are visiting Argentina, chances are that you will be wanting to sample some of the country’s famous wines. Of course, you can do this in many places, but there is no substitute to going straight to the source in one of Argentina’s famous wine regions. Chief among these is the verdant Mendoza province, home of some of the country’s greatest wines. Our writers have been around many of the region’s wineries and have picked out those which they think are the best of the bunch.
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.