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Buenos Aires - Travel Tips


When to Visit

Arts and Events
Romance and passion are synonymous with Argentina and both are represented through the music and dance of the tango. Tango classes are held throughout Buenos Aires and have become a favourite holiday pastime for visitors. Religious passion is also to the fore of everyday life, coupled with a veneration of the dead that is manifested in pilgrimages and spiritual rituals.

Seasons
Spring, September to November, is the best time to visit Buenos Aires. Summer, from December to February, is hot and can be unpleasantly humid; autumn months from March to May have pleasant days but with more rainfall than during other seasons; winter months from June to August are cold while spring has lovely sunny days.


Buenos Aires Local Holidays

1 January: New Year’s Day
24 March: Truth & Justice Day
2 April: Good Friday and Veterans’ Day (Malvinas)
1 May: Labour Day
25 May: National Day
15 June: National Flag Day
9 July: National Independence Day
17 August: San Martin Day
12 October : Race Recognition Day
8 December: Immaculate Conception Day
25 December: Christmas Day


Buenos Aires Local Customs and Language

Local Customs
As most Argentines are of European descent, culturally they seem more European than Latin American.

The family is central to Argentine life. Personal and family honour is very important and affects life at home, in business, and in the community. Great respect is given to heads of powerful families who have a responsibility to the rest of society.

Argentines are generally an unreserved people who demonstrate their warmth and passion by patting each other on the back while standing close to the person they are speaking to.

Eating in the street or on public transport is rude.


Language
Although Argentina's official language is Spanish, Rioplatense Spanish spoken in Buenos Aires was heavily influenced by Italian (thanks to the early immigrants) and is different from the Spanish spoken in Spain and the rest of South America. Other languages spoken in Argentina include Italian, German, English, French, Korean and Chinese. Indigenous languages that are still spoken today include Tehuelche, Guarani and Quechua.

Buenos Aires Tipping Advice

Tipping is theoretically outlawed; nevertheless, it is still practised. In most cases a 10% tip is adequate, but some restaurants and hotels add on a 25% service charge to your bill.


Health and Security AdviceLocal Customs and Language

Take prescription drugs with you and make sure you have travel insurance, covering medical expenses as well as lost property. Tap water is safe to drink in Buenos Aires, but not in the rural north.

Crime is rife in Buenos Aires where muggers, pickpockets, bag and backpack snatchers ply their trade on busy streets, in hotel lobbies, bus and train stations and crowded subways. It is advisable not to use the subte at night. Criminals usually work in groups and tourists should presume they are armed so, if confronted by thieves, do not resist but hand over all valuables and money. Visitors wearing expensive jewellery and watches will be targeted. A modus operandi used by criminals is to spray visitors from a distance with something nasty and then relieve them of their wallets in the ensuing commotion. Never leave laptops, cameras, luggage, unattended.

Another scam is to entice tourists into a ‘wiskeria’, a bar offering shopping discounts or free shows. Once inside, the victim is charged an exorbitant amount for a drink before being allowed to leave.

Visitors should be alert when withdrawing money from ATMs.

‘Express kidnappings’ involve victims being grabbed off the streets and made to withdraw as much money as possible from ATMs. A ransom is then demanded from family or colleagues to be paid within an hour or two. Once the ransom has been received, the victim is released.

The safest way to get around Buenos Aires is by remis, especially if you have luggage with you. If other taxis are used, try to pay the exact price so that you are not ripped off in the giving of change. Hotels and restaurants will call remises for you.

Traffic accidents are common as drivers often ignore traffic laws and travel at excessive speeds. The purchase of counterfeit and pirated goods is illegal.

Emergency numbers: Ambulance 107; Fire 100; Police 911; Citimed Clinic (0) 11 4322 2595





Hotels in Buenos Aires, Argentina

InterContinental

InterContinental

809 Moreno, 1070 Capital Federal, Buenos Aires, C1091AAQ, Argentina

Planning a visit to Buenos Aires - stay at the InterContinental Buenos Aires Hotel, located in the heart of the gaslight district of the Old Town, amid the Buenos Aires sprawling mix of the old and the new. Buenos Aires is a city whose identity lies in...




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Holiday Inn Express Puerto Madero, Argentina

Holiday Inn Express Puerto Madero, Argentina

Avenida Leandro N. Alem 770,Puerto Madero,BUENOS AIRES,ARGENTINA

Full Business centre - open 24 hours Holiday Inn Express - Puerto Madero offers 3 Meeting Rooms (different sizes). With excellent acoustics, very comfortable meeting rooms with capacity up to 40 people. Fully-equipped and available at economic prices. Please...




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Claridge Hotel

Claridge Hotel

Tucumn 535 Buenos Aires Argentina

Prestige, elegance, distinction and, above all, culture, define the iconic Eurostars Claridge. So much is this true that when you cross the threshold of the Eurostars Claridge and enter its emblematic lobby, you cannot be sure if you are in a Buenos Aires hotel or in a select, English gentlemen's club of long-standing tradition.




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Four Seasons

Four Seasons

Posadas 1086 88, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Hotel Description: The La Mansion of the Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires is a restored early 20th century French style mansion Adjacent to the main building and across a manicured garden. The main building was built in 1992. The hotel has one...




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Hilton

Hilton

351 Macacha Guemes, Buenos Aires, C1106 AKA, Argentina

Choose the Hilton Buenos Aires hotel for the largest congress facilities in the city and a lively harborside Puerto Madero location. Dine on Argentine cuisine at contemporary El Faro restaurant, work out at the Health Club and unwind in the outdoor pool. The hotel is... more
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Meli Recoleta Plaza Boutique Hotel

Meli Recoleta Plaza Boutique Hotel

1557 Calle Posadas, Buenos Aires, 1112ADA, Argentina

The beautiful Meli Buenos Aires Boutique Hotel is conveniently located in the modern Catalinas area, only a stone's throw away from the famous Florida Street and the Plaza San Martin. The hotel is also within close proximity to several popular attractions such as... more
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Park Elegance Unique Hotel (formerly Kempinski)

Park Elegance Unique Hotel (formerly Kempinski)

Av. Pueyrredn 1940 C1119ACP Buenos Aires Argentina

The Park Elegance Unique Hotel Buenos Aires is an ideal boutique hotel to stay at when travelling to the city of Buenos Aires. This Buenos Aires Hotel is conveniently located close to all major Buenos Aires attractions and business locations. In addition, the... more
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Sofitel Buenos Aires

Sofitel Buenos Aires

841-849 Arroyo, Capital Federal, Buenos Aires, C1007AAB, Argentina

Beautiful Sofitel Buenos Aires Hotel is located in the historic Art Deco building of the 1920s. Situated close to the commercial district of Retiro and renovated recently improving on quality and comfort, Sofitel Buenos Aires Hotel is the ideal hotel in... more
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Marriott Plaza Hotel Buenos Aires

Marriott Plaza Hotel Buenos Aires

1005 Florida, Buenos Aires, C1005AAU, Argentina

Hotel Description: The Marriott Plaza Hotel Buenos Aires offers the latest in international five-star lodging standards. Located on the Plaza San Martin in the business and banking district of the city, the Plaza Hotel was designed along European... more
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Moreno Hotel Buenos Aires

Moreno Hotel Buenos Aires

Moreno 376,San Telmo,Buenos Aires ,Argentina ,

A well thought out fusion of daredevil design and commitment to modern comfort, Moreno captures the need of the global nomad: decidedly stylish, smart luxury, hip and entertaining combined with attentive service. more
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NH City

NH City

Bolivar, 160, C1066 Buenos Aires,

DescriptionLocationThe NH City Hotel is in the heart of the citys tourist, shopping and financial area. The hotel is conveniently located close to the Manzanas de las Luces and the citys landmark buildings: the Government House, City Hall,... more
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NH Crillon

NH Crillon

Avda. Santa Fe 796, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Situation The NH Crillon Hotel is in the heart of the citys tourist, shopping and financial area. The hotel is conveniently located close to the Manzanas de las Luces and the citys landmark buildings: the Government House, City Hall, the Cathedral and... more
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Park Chateau Unique Hotel

Park Chateau Unique Hotel

1253 Talcahuano, Capital Federal, Buenos Aires, C1024AAT, Argentina

Kempinski Hotels & Resorts offer a wide variety of elegant and exclusive venues for meetings, conferences, incentives, presentations and private functions. We make a dedicated commitment to ensure that your function will be a memorable experience and a resounding success.... more
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Hotel Reino del Plata

Hotel Reino del Plata

Hipolito Yrigoyen 647 Buenos Aires Argentina

The Reino del Plata is a charming boutique hotel located in the centre of the Argentine capital, near the majority of the city's most well-known monuments and places of interest. It is an ideal starting point for discovering the magic of this enormous metropolis and the... more
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NH Florida

NH Florida

San Martin, 839, C1004AAQ Buenos Aires,

DescriptionLocationCompletely renovated, this hotel is next to Florida and Cordoba streets and a few metres from the famous Galerias Pacifico.ServicesRestaurant, cocktail bar, caf bar, business centre, facilities for... more
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NH Jousten

NH Jousten

Avda. Corrientes, 280, C1043AAP Buenos Aires,

DescriptionLocationAn unbeatable location right in the citys historic and shopping district. Next to the Central Post Office, the Plaza de Mayor, the Obelisk, the Colon Theatre, the Retiro railway station and the metro. The NH Jousten is only... more
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NH Latino

NH Latino

Suipacha, 309, C1008AAG Buenos Aires,

LocationThis newly built hotel in the heart of the financial district is just a short walk from Calle Florida and the best shopping malls.ServicesRestaurant, Caf bar, 1 Function room (from 10 to 50 people), Business centre, Facilities... more
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Howard Johnson Express Inn Belgrano Buenos Aires Ag

Howard Johnson Express Inn Belgrano Buenos Aires Ag

Vuelta De Obligado 2727, Monroe Ave / Vuelta De Obligado, Buenos Aires, 1428

Iron Cable TV Crib Refrigerator Restaurant On Request Continental Breakfast Interior Corridors Elevator Exercise Facility Seven Floors Lounge Microwave Modem... more
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Howard Johnson Hotel - Buenos Aires

Howard Johnson Hotel - Buenos Aires

Tucuman 857, Buenos Aires, C1049 AAQ

AM/FM Alarm Clock Bar/Lounge Business Center Coffee Maker in Room Concierge 24 hour Front Desk Free Parking Hairdryer in Room Mini Bar Modem Lines in Room Meeting/Banquet Facilities... more
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Howard Johnson Hotel - Buenos Aires

Howard Johnson Hotel - Buenos Aires

2241 Bartolome Mitre Street, Buenos Aires, 1039

President's Quality Excellence AwardFree American Buffet BreakfastSolariumExercise RoomIn-room coffee makerIn-room hairdryersBar and snack bar on-siteFinancial district and Shipping Port 1 mileRestaurant... more
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Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel

Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel

Florida # 944, Buenos Aires, 1005

The Howard Johnson Plaza Florida is located along the dynamic and attractive Florida pedestrian street, near beautiful Plaza St. Martin. Just 35 minutes from Ministro Pistarini (International) Airport and ten minutes away from Jorge Newbery (Domestic) Airport.... more
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Ibis Buenos Aires

Ibis Buenos Aires

Hipolito Yrigoyen 1592, Capital Federal, 0 Buenos Aires, Argentina

Hotel Introduction147 rooms. Located 5 minutes from The Obelisco and 9 de Julio Avenida, close to Buenos Aires city centre and National Congress. 25 min by car to airport. The hotel offers a restaurant La Table, a bar and meeting rooms. AccommodationNumber... more
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