Buenos Aires holidays

Essential Information

When To Go

Summer, Autumn

June – August

September

Getting There

595 £GBP

LCY → EZE

Stay There

24 £GBP

4-star hotel

Visas

Tourist Visa
not required

Up to 90 days

Currency
Argentina, Peso
1.00 USD = 15.62 ARS
CURRENT WEATHER
Sunny
+27°C
Airport Transport

Taxi: 7 £GBP (15 min)

Bus: 2 £GBP (20 min)

Restaurants
Lunch ≈ 5.20 £GBP
Dinner (for two) ≈ 18 £GBP
Espresso ≈ 2.15 £GBP
Bottled water ≈ 0.75 £GBP
Health & Safety

Travel insurance is recommended
Emergency numbers:
Ambulance: 107
Police: 101

Why Buenos Aires

Thrilling and unpredictable, the capital of Argentina oozes with excitable energy. Elegant, yet edgy, uncover a delightful mix of old-world charm and a large dose of attitude on Buenos Aires holidays.

Buenos Aires is one-of-a-kind and has its own unique flavours. See the many sights, as architecture that would look at home in Europe combines effortlessly with a lively Latino edge. Shop for antique treasures in San Telmo or soak in the vibrant atmosphere of the bright-coloured street frontages of La Boca. Learn some sultry tango steps by dancing with the locals, then people-watch for a few hours at one of the city’s traditional cafe-bars. Or party with the hippest crowds at one of Buenos Aires’ world-famous nightclubs.

When to go

Climate

Buenos Aires has very humid summers, winters are mild. The warmest month is January, with daily averages of 25.1 degrees Celsius (77.2 Fahrenheit). However on most days temperatures hover between 28 to 31 degrees Celsius (82 – 88 Fahrenheit) with night time temperatures of between 16 and 21 degrees Celsius (61 – 70 Fahrenheit). Heat waves that travel from Brazil can push temperatures to more than 35 degrees Celsius (95 Fahrenheit). Humidity sits at 64 to 70% in summer.

Spring (September to November) and autumn (March to May) are typically mild, with averages of about 17 degrees Celsius (63 Fahrenheit) and thunderstorms are common, especially during the spring.

Winters are temperate, and July is the coolest month, with averages of 10.9 degrees Celsius (51.6 Fahrenheit).

Where to go/stay

Buenos Aires is both a cosmopolitan metropolis and, in some areas, a small, intimate town. Every barrio, or neighbourhood, has something to offer that is different, so deciding where the best places to stay on Buenos Aires holidays can make a big difference to your visit.

One of the best places to stay, especially if you want to experience the city’s vibrant nightlife is Palmero Viejo. Packed with independent boutiques, street and club culture, this is the perfect base for people-watching in the hip cafes and bars. Bohemian Palmero Hollywood is a great neighbourhood for its dining scene.

San Telmo was once one of the wealthiest and oldest districts in Buenos Aires. Many of the beautiful old buildings are being restored and if you appreciate architecture this is one of the best places to stay on holidays in Buenos Aires. The district is well-known for its Sunday fair, antique shopping and tango schools.

If you enjoy browsing galleries and antique shops, go to Retiro. Here you'll find Palacio Paz, and several other old palaces as well as the central train and bus stations.

The famous red-brick dockyards of Puerto Madero are transformed into a new waterfront neighbourhood. With new residents have come a plethora of shops, bars, cafes and restaurants and other entertainment.

Things to do

With extravagant tango shows, beguiling old-world cafes and European style avenidas - you will never be short of things to do on holidays to Buenos Aires. Uncover hidden treasures on every corner as you immerse yourself in the diverse culture of this exciting city.

You cannot pay a visit to Tango’s birthplace, without embracing this sensual dance - Buenos Aires Tango shows, dinner and dance lessons are the best place to start. Explore Buenos Aires easily on foot and discover the strong European influences and exquisite architecture.

Bursting with exciting culture, from the sparkling-white church of Basilica de Nuestra Senora Del Pilar to the Teatro Colon, considered one of the best theatres in the world. Take a walk in Recoleta on your Buenos Aires holidays, an up-market neighbourhood with a Parisian feel, or enjoy the great views of Buenos Aires from Palacio Barolo.

Argentina’s oldest cafe, cafe Tortoni, which has charmed patrons since 1858 or sample genuine local cuisine at Manolo, which is a budget friendly venue and great for families.

Veteran super club Pacha is not for the faint-hearted clubber, open on Fridays and Saturdays from 1am until 9am. Start the night at La Cigale, for a touch of Paris in South America. Or get involved in the jazz scene at Notorious in the fashionable Recoleta district.