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Read about travel restrictions due to the pandemic. Argentinian Patagonia, which covers nearly all of southern Argentina, is a must. A popular itinerary for road-trippers is a tour of the country's west, driving along Route This drive skirts the Andes, and also covers the regions north of Patagonia — Cuyo and Northwest. The Andes is the longest mountain range in the world, and its southernmost stretch is home to the highest peaks in the Western Hemisphere, so be prepared for altitude sickness as I learned the hard way. Argentina's north offers a wholly different travel experience, ranging from the arid and striking landscapes of Salta and Jujuynear Bolivia, to the country's very own New Wonder of the World, ft 82m high, 1.
Mendoza, in the Cuyo Region of the central-west, is famous for wine, but this sometimes-underrated region is also filled with otherworldly landscapeslike the Pampa Negra, a volcanic black desert in Mendoza Province, the moon-like formations at the Valle de la Luna, the windy flats of Barreal in San Juan, and the Grand Canyon-esque Sierra De Las Quijadas in San Luis. Travelers eager for a dose of urban life should know Buenos Aires has a reputation as a city that never sleeps. As a rule of thumb, it's best to visit between September and April early spring through the beginning of fall.
In the end, it will depend on where you decide to go, as the weather varies from region to region.
But from spring to fall, you can generally find good weather around the country. If you dislike extreme cold, avoid June-August, especially if heading to Patagonia. If intense heat is not your thing, skip Buenos Aires and the central and northeastern regions during summer. But, as you approach the south and westernmost regions, it starts to get more and more chilly.
Also, remember to bring layers of clothing. Layering becomes essential when approaching the Andes, as temperatures drop suddenly from day to night, even over summer. Rain gear comes in handy especially when touring the central and northwestern regions, as it can rain buckets year-round. On average, November is the wettest month, country-wide. Credit and debit cards are widely accepted. Still, many restaurants, grocery stores, or hotels only accept cash or require a minimum expenditure before they let you swipe.
As Argentina is always battling inflation, exchange rates and regulations change quite often. When planning your trip, make sure to find information updated within the past three months. Always keep cash and small change handy.
If you need more, simply withdraw from one of the many ATMs scattered around cities and towns. Whatever you do, be discreet, avoid flashing your wallet, and don't extract big amounts in one go. As of this writing March Argentina is quite affordable for those bringing in high-value currencies. Patagonia and some other areas favored by travelers — including coastal towns such as Mar Del Plata and Pinamar, or iconic Iguazu Falls — are more expensive.
These destinations are always in high demand, both among locals and international visitors. Travel in remote areas can also be more expensive, as the transport of supplies becomes more difficult. Argentina has a massive and budget-friendly public transit network.
The easiest way get around most cities is with a SUBE card, which you can purchase in lottery shops, train and subway stations, and kiosks. This rechargeable card is not valid everywhere, but covers major urban areas and over 30 other smaller localities. As long-distance buses are the main means of transportation outside of Buenos Aires, intercity trains have been neglected for decades. If you have time, the trains are a leisurely way to explore parts of Argentina that are off the beaten path, but be warned that they can be slow, are not very comfortable, and sometimes may not leave on time.
Catching a taxi is very easy in any Argentinian city and surrounding localities. As a precaution, especially at night, always ensure your taxi is d and belongs to a "Radio Taxi" company. Some taxis will display a on the vehicle's roof stating the company they belong to. Be aware, taxis around the country have different colors. UBER's competitor, Cabify, is also available around the main cities. If you plan to explore neighborhoods beyond the well-traveled areas, research beforehand, talk to a local, or book a tour.
Caminito in La BocaPalermo, and San Telmo are popular with visitors, but even here, if you keep wandering, you can end up in a not-so-nice area. Beware of this, especially at night. By all means, steer clear of public parks after sunset. In general, the wealthiest neighborhoods are those north of Corrientes Avenue, whereas some of the most impoverished areas are located south of Rivadavia Avenue.
Unfortunately, poorer areas often have higher crime rates. Always wear your purse or backpack on your front. If going out at night, call a taxi or take an UBER. Avoid standing by the bus stops or taking the subway when there's no one else around, as you could be putting yourself at risk. Argentina is considered one of the safest countries in South America.
Petty crime rates in these cities are lower than Buenos Aires, but, for example, Rosario has been part of a drug-trafficking route for years, with increasing gang violence.
Though this may not affect visitors, you should beware of suspicious situations. Demonstrations in Argentina are common. Do your research before ing the crowds, and make sure it's a cause you identify with. And regardless of the occasion, prioritize your personal safety and stay in a spot you could easily leave if things get heated. Small towns in the countryside are generally safe and secure, but you should use common sense and never leave your items unattended.
Argentina is one of the safest countries for travelers in Latin America, but but petty crime does occur. Here's what to look out for. Your trip shouldn't be hampered by bringing home an unwanted souvenir of yellow fever or any other disease. Check out our guide to vaccinations for South America. Always try to hand over the exact fare for a taxi ride - occasionally yoy will receive counterfeit notes in change if you handover a large note. Argentina has got less safe in recent years. Keep your guard up at all times and avoid any streets that are not crowded. I love Argentina, but it has it's ugly side.
I was robbed in La Boca, two blocks from Caminito - some young guys pointed guns at me and my friend and set a pack of dogs on us. We got away without any serious injuries, but count ourselves lucky. Try to blend in in terms of clothing including no fancy glasses.
I hate guided tours, but for safety reasons I would recommend it if you want to visit La Boca or San Telmo. Also be careful in Once.
One of the prevailing myths about Buenos Aires is that it is "safe. But inthe Argentine judicial system, acting independently of the don't-tell Kirchner government, prepared a study of homicides in the city of Buenos Aires. The result: a homicide rate of 6. Compare that to the homicide rate for NYC which no reasonable person considers safe at 4. Esteban is wrong. Hey everyone I went to Argentina and I like it so much! It's incredible the people, their passion and love!
Also you should try mate and alfajores! You know, its the best meat ever. If you like Football you must to visit the River Plate's Stadium! La boca isn't attractive at all. Its a turist zone, but its dangerous. But not for that you should say that Argentina isn't pretty. If you get the chance to go to a concert, its a beautiful and louder crowd! You must to visit Palermo, Puerto Madero so beautiful.
You shouldn't speak like that! All the countries has their bad side but not for that you're gotta be mean. You know what? It isn't Buenos Aires, its every state! It has a very warm way, and such a beautiful paradises! I'd love get back there! At the end, you're going to miss their passion, warm and love Did u saw when Argentina get into the Final world cup? I was there and it was brilliant I felt me like an Argentinian! So before say those things about a country, you gotta say the beautiful things and investigate good for enjoy of a better the trip.
Besos xox. Buenos Aires, horrible place not recommended at all!Looking 4 my first Argentina or red head
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