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Things To Do in Argentina

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Hiking

Buenos Aires offers a number of walking tour options. These include the typical tours that can be found in any city, as well as interesting options such as free guided tours, downloadable MP3 tours and even guided running tours.

Sports

The most popular sport in Argentina is fútbol (football). If you come to Argentina, you should not miss the opportunity to see a professional match live. Argentina’s fans are very passionate.

Football teams

There are five teams, called “Los 5 grandes”, which represent the elite of Argentine football:

  • Boca Juniors – famous stadium “La Bombonera”, where Diego Maradona played.
  • River Plate – “El monumental de Nuñez” stadium, where Argentina won the 1978 FIFA World Cup.
  • Racing Club – The first Argentine team to win the World Club Championship.
  • Independiente – has won the most Copa Libertadores
  • San Lorenzo

Other teams

  • Rosario Central – Stadium: “El gigante de Arroyito” (The giant of Arroyito)
  • Velez Sarfield (European Champion of the South American Cup in Tokyo 1994)
  • Estudiantes de La Plata – World Champions 68, American Champions 1968 – 1969 – 1970 -2009. Club where Juan Sebastián Verón played.
  • Newell’s Old Boys – team in which Gabriel Batistuta played
  • Colón De Santa Fe – the team with the largest fan base on the Argentine coast

Other sports

Rugby and basketball (basquet) are also popular.

Argentine polo is famous throughout the world, and the country is now home to all the top-ranked players. First introduced by British settlers in the 1870s, skilled gauchos took up the sport and the passion spread like wildfire. The Argentine Polo Open, usually held in early December each year, is a must-attend event for polo enthusiasts around the world. The sport’s governing body is the Asociacion Argentina de polo, and its website lists all the official tournaments that take place each year. Argentina is also known for the many polo clinics held in clubs and farms around Buenos Aires.

Tennis has grown in popularity over the last three decades thanks to the constant production of top players in Argentina.

Hockey has also become a popular sport, especially among women. The national women’s hockey team, Las Leonas (the Lionesses), has grown in recent years to become a team that competes with the best in the world.

Car racing is also popular: the main championships are Turismo Carretera (Ford versus Chevrolet), TC2000 (touring cars) and TopRace. The most important racing circuit in Argentina is the “Autódromo Oscar Alfredo Gálvez” in Buenos Aires.

Golf in Argentina is an increasingly popular sport, thanks in part to the success of Argentine players such as Angel Cabrera, Andres Romero and Eduardo Romero. There are currently around 280 golf courses in the country, most of them in the Buenos Aires area, including such well-known names as the Jockey Club, Olivos and Hurlingham. On the Atlantic coast, in Mar del Plata, some courses have hosted international events. In Patagonia, there are excellent resort courses such as Llao Lloa, Arelauquen and Chapelco (designed by Nicklaus), as well as the 9-hole course in Ushaia.

How To Travel To Argentina

By air AerolíneasArgentinas and LAN Chile operate flights between Buenos Aires Ezeiza International Airport and many cities in South America, as well as in North America, Europe and Australia. Air New Zealand operates direct flights from Auckland. Qantas no longer offers direct flights from Sydney to Buenos Aires, but instead...

How To Travel Around Argentina

By train In recent years, the government has encouraged the reintroduction of long-distance passenger trains, although most lines still operate at low frequency (one or two departures per week). The rail network is very limited, and intercity buses offer better service and faster journeys. Train tickets are very cheap -...

Visa & Passport Requirements for Argentina

Passport holders from the following countries do not need a visa to enter Argentina if the purpose of the visit is tourism for a maximum of 90 days: Andorra, Australia*, Austria, Barbados, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada*, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador,...

Tourism in Argentina

Argentina has a vast territory and a great diversity of climates and microclimates, ranging from tundra and polar climate in the south to tropical climate in the north, a vast area of temperate climate and natural wonders such as Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the world outside the Himalayas,...

Destinations in Argentina

Regions Northwestern Andes (Catamarca, Jujuy, La Rioja, Tucuman, western parts of Salta and Santiago del Estero)Chaco (Chaco, Formosa, eastern parts of Salta and Santiago del Estero)Cuyo (Mendoza, San Juan, San Luis)Mesopotamian (Corrientes, Entre Rios, Misiones)Pampas (Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires City, Córdoba, La Pampa, Santa Fe)Patagonia (Chubut, Neuquen, Rio Negro, Santa...

Weather & Climate in Argentina

Buenos Aires and the Pampas are temperate; cold in winter, hot and humid in summer. The deserts of Cuyo, which can reach temperatures of 45°C, are extremely hot and dry in summer and moderately cold and dry in winter. Spring and autumn often experience rapid temperature changes; several days of...

Accommodation & Hotels in Argentina

There is a wide range of accommodation options in Buenos Aires and the rest of the country, from student dormitories to luxurious palaces and modern five-star hotels, as well as cosy guesthouses and trendy boutique hotels in the city. There are also many beautiful lakeside lodges in Patagonia and...

Things To See in Argentina

For many travellers, Argentina as a country has the same seductive appeal as the tango for which it is famous. Like this iconic couple's dance, Argentina embraces you, constantly moving to the rhythm of the streets and improvising with every step. Urban atmosphere Its major cities are all full of life....

Food & Drinks in Argentina

Food in Argentina Argentine breakfast is a little light compared to what travellers from English-speaking countries are used to. It usually consists of a hot drink (coffee, tea, milk) accompanied by some toast, medialunas (croissants, literally "half moons") or bread. Hotels usually offer a free buffet of coffee, tea, yoghurt drinks,...

Money & Shopping in Argentina

Currency The official currency of Argentina is the peso (ARS), divided into 100 centavos. Coins are issued in denominations of 5, 10, 25, 50 centavos and 1 and 2 pesos. Banknotes are issued in denominations of 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 pesos. Be prepared to receive change in...

Internet & Communications in Argentina

By telephone You can get a prepaid SIM card from Movistar/Claro/Personal for a few pesos/free in phone shops, you only pay about 20 ARS (about 5 USD) for your starting balance. Inserting the SIM card into your unlocked mobile phone should work, but you may need to enter your passport...

Language & Phrasebook in Argentina

The official language is Spanish. In general, most people speak Spanish in a local dialect, Castellano Rioplatense, which is different from both the language of Spain and the language of Central America. Notably, the pronoun "tu" is replaced by "vos" and the plural pronoun "vosotros" is replaced by "ustedes",...

Traditions & Customs in Argentina

Successive peso crises have left many Argentines bitter towards certain authorities and institutions. Although many shops will accept payment in US dollars or euros and even offer you a better exchange rate than banks, try to adapt elsewhere. Keep a supply of pesos on hand for shops that don't...

Culture Of Argentina

Argentina is a multicultural country with significant European influences. Its cities are largely characterised by the predominance of people of European origin and the deliberate emulation of European styles in fashion, architecture and design. Modern Argentine culture has been strongly influenced by immigrants from Italy, Spain and other European...

History Of Argentina

Pre-Columbian era The earliest traces of human life in the area now known as Argentina date back to the Paleolithic, with further traces in the Mesolithic and Neolithic. Until the time of European colonisation, Argentina was relatively sparsely populated, with many different cultures with different social organisations, which can be...

Stay Safe & Healthy in Argentina

Stay Safe in Argentina The road death rate in Argentina is 12.6 per 100 000 inhabitants. This compares with 10.4 and 2.75 for the United States and the United Kingdom respectively. In Argentina, drivers kill 20 people a day (about 7,000 a year), and more than 120,000 people are injured...

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