Argentina Luxury Travel and Vacation guide

 

 The beautiful country of Argentina has everything you need for a memorable vacation. With its diverse landscapes, urban cities and rural villages, you can visit historic sites, parks and long sandy beaches. With a mostly temperate climate, you will experience seasons in reverse of what they are in the Northern Hemisphere. Argentina

Argentina Attractions

Bariloche

Enjoy the deep blue lakes and the towering mountains of Bariloche or San Carlos de Bariloche, located in the Patagonia region of Argentina. It is about a two-hour flight from Argentina and is a year round tourist destination. With the many lakes in this area, there are plenty of water sports for you to enjoy. Take a hike in the mountains, go backpacking to see sights off the beaten track and in winter enjoy the thrilling skiing.

This resort town is noted for its alpine setting at the foot of the mountains. Stroll the streets of town, drop into the pubs, restaurants and tea-houses you find here. This town is renowned for its chocolate, so you do have to try some while you?re here and buy some to take back home.

Mar del Plata

Mar del Plata is another of the premier destination for tourists to Argentina. It offers 17 miles of beach and opportunities for sport fishing. This is university town, with a lively nightlife and casinos. The beaches of this town have some of the best surfing in South America and even if you don?t surf, just watching from the beach is a thrilling sight. Visit Torreon del Monje, tour the village of Santa Clara del Mar or even rent a condo or villa here for the duration of your visit. There are many museums for you to visit and the shopping is a pure delight.

Travel to Argentina

When you fly to Argentina, there are two International airports located in Buenos Aires, but on opposite sides of the city. There are also smaller airports throughout the country, making it easy for you to travel from one part of Argentina to another.

In order to travel by bus to Argentina, you would have to use the bus services originating in one of the neighboring countries.

Food and Drinks in Argentina

One of the foods that you have to sample when you visit Argentina is the asado or barbeque. Beef is the meat of choice for meals here and it is some of the best beef in the world. Italian cuisine is also popular, due to the Italian ancestry of most of the population. However, if you order pasta, you have to order the sauce separately. Empanadas (turnovers) are very tasty snacks that contain meat, cheese and a variety of fillings.

Mate is the national drink. This is a non-alcoholic drink that tastes very much like tea. It can be served hot or cold and the regional form of this drink is called Cimarron. Beer is served in the restaurants in one-litre bottles and wine is readily available.

Argentina Language

The official language is Spanish with a regional Castillian dialect. Portuguese and English are understood and spoken in small amounts in the major tourist destinations.

 

Safety in Argentina 

In the larger cities of Argentina, you will be able to recognize the best areas by the police presence. The outlying areas of small towns and villages are not really safe areas for tourists, especially at night. When you use taxis, it is best if you use the hotel taxis or look for one with a lighted green sign on the roof.

Before you visit Argentina, make sure you have vaccinations for tetanus, typhoid, polio and hepatitis as precautionary measures. Ease yourself into the local diet and the tap water is usually safe to drink. If you prefer bottled water, it is readily available.

Shopping in Argentina

Buenos Aires is the premier shopping location in Argentina, but most of the other larger cities have malls and markets where you can buy many delightful items. Shop for yourself or for souvenirs to take back home. When you visit the markets, you are expected to bargain. The prices are usually a lot higher than what you will eventually pay.

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