From stunning scenery to vibrant cities, Argentina has it all. Here’s what you need to know before you go.
Enjoy the delights of Buenos Aires
Considered the jewel in the crown of Argentina, Buenos Aires is simply a must-visit. A cosmopolitan and vibrant metropolis, Buenos Aires offers everything from shopping to sightseeing, café hangouts to simply watching the world go by. A city alive with color, life, music and soul, don’t miss your chance to explore this fascinating place.
Indulge in the Mendoza wine region
The country’s capital of wine, Mendoza is a great place to head for a glass or two. Argentinian wine is world famous for its rich and delicious taste, and there’s nowhere better to sample it than in Mendoza. Head to Bodega La Rural and Finca Flichman for the best options, or check out Mendoza wine tours for more ideas.
Marvel at the Iguazú Falls
Perhaps one of the most famous waterfalls in the world, the Iguazú Falls crosses the borders of both Brazil and Argentina, and can also be reached from nearby Paraguay. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage site, the falls are simply a spectacular sight, and the powerful noise of the tumbling water teamed with the astounding views make for an unforgettable trip.
The currency of Argentina is the Argentine peso, which is subdivided into 100 centavos. As of November 2015, $1 is worth around AR$9.66, and AR$1 is worth around $0.10.
Here’s a roundup of what you can expect to spend in Argentina, with prices in US dollars:
|Inexpensive meal for one – $12||Bottle of water – $1.50||0.5 litre beer – $3|
|Mid-range restaurant meal for one – $20||Cappuccino – $3.50||Local bus ticket – $0.50|
Traveling around Argentina
The eighth largest country in the world, there’s no doubt that Argentina is most easily crossed by air. After all, you’ll soon find that journeys that take around 20 hours by bus can be done instead in a two hour flight. Aerolíneas Argentinas is the country’s main domestic flight provider and ticket prices will vary depending on where you’re looking to go and how far in advance you book.
The most popular mode of transport around Argentina is by bus. There are loads of companies with varying levels of comfort and price, although a good place to start is with TAC and Cruz del Sur. The distances are long but most buses offer on-board films and plenty of entertainment. Try to book your ticket at least three days in advance, just in case the buses become full.
Travelex in Argentina
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