Your friends have told you that Buenos Aires is a fantastic place to visit, and you’ve finally made the decision to go. This guide is for you if you have a lot of questions about your upcoming visit to BA but don’t have the time or patience to read one of the typical guidebooks. It won’t give you all the answers, but certainly the most practical ones.
Some of the questions answered in this guide include: When should I travel to BA? Should I try a short-term rental apartment or go to a hotel? Should I stay in the Recoleta neighborhood? Or should I try Palermo, San Telmo, or even Puerto Madero? How do I get from the Airport to my destination? Where should I change my money into pesos?
Should I focus all my time in Buenos Aires? Or also plan some day trips, overnight trips, or other excursions? Is it worth visiting Colonia, Uruguay? Or Montevideo? What is an Estancia? Is it worth going to one?
Should I see a Tango Show? What is a Milonga? What about Polo matches or Soccer matches? Where will I go Shopping? Where should I go for a famous Argentinean Steak?
Will my hair dryer or electric razor work in BA? Is the electricity the same as in USA? Will I have Internet access? Is there Wi-Fi? Will my IPod Touch work? Will I be able to call home?
Based on extensive first hand experience in guiding visitors on where to stay in BA, and what to do while there, thru our www.DiscoverBA.com Buenos Aires Rental Apartment and Activities business in Buenos Aires, since 2006, this book will try to give you a concise answer to many of your basic questions about your visit to BA. My objective in writing this guide is to build on the experience of many previous travelers to help make Buenos Aires an easy and fun destination for you to enjoy.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: GETTING STARTED:
Chapter 2: Getting to Buenos Aires:
Chapter 3: The Neighborhoods
Chapter 4: Should I try an apartment or go to a hotel?
Chapter 5: Day Trips & Side Trips:
Chapter 6: Tango Shows & Milongas
Chapter 7: Other Activities In BA:
Chapter 8: Frequent Questions:
Chapter 9: Useful Information:
Appendix 1: Walking Tour for Recoleta and Palermo:
Appendix 2: MUST SEE Destinations:
Appendix 3. Basic Survival Spanish:
Appendix 4. Short History of the city of Buenos Aires:
Appendix 5. Some Restaurants in BA:
Appendix 6. Gay Buenos Aires:
I grew up in the U.S. as a 2nd generation immigrant from Argentina. My family returned to Argentina, after 22 years in the US, in the 80s, after the democracy was restored. After 5 years in BA, I returned to USA for an intended 2 years that turned into 14, and I finally came back to Argentina in 2004 with my wife and daughters. Shortly thereafter, our travel services business was born, which, in turn led to this guidebook.