Argentina Travel Guides for Backpackers

Skiing on the highest: Las Leñas Valley

I had a persistent curiosity about snow. It may have something to do with the fact that was absent during my final year trip to Bariloche in Argentina’s Patagonia, to commemorate our passage to adulthood as well as finishing secondary education. Thanks to global warming, back then it was July 1997 and despite being winter, we left Buenos Aires with 27° C. As we arrived at the student’s recreational city, snow was already melting. Although we make the most of other excursions, such as four tracks or a mountain Land Rover excursion under heavy rain with branches falling in front of […]
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What to do in Buenos Aires: 7 places that will make you return

Buenos Aires is a great multicultural metropolis located in Argentina. Here you would find many things to do and many places to visit. It is the city that never sleeps, which always offers lots of flavours and colours. To begin with, of course, I recommend you to visit the typical and traditional places such as Recoleta Cemetery, Colón Theatre, Barolo Palace, El Ateneo Grand Splendid library, etc. But I will not write about them, as you should easily find all the information you need in other articles. For this reason, in this post, I will focus on some of my […]
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Buenos Aires: Architecture, Food, and Soccer

Buenos Aires has been the scenery for an ongoing cultural convergence from the start of its history. A great wave of European immigrants sought towards Argentine territory throughout the 19th century like it was promised land. Crowds of Spanish, Italian, and French populations headed south on the looks to find a better future away from a conflictive Europe. Argentina’s port city, Buenos Aires would soon witness an immigrant influence spread out in all of its cultural spheres. Architecture, culinary tradition and a deep passion for soccer would become the buoyant features of the capital. Classic Architecture Buenos Aires culture is […]
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Why you should start your trip to Argentina by Iguazu Falls

Argentina is such a vast country with a wide variety of landscapes to explore, so make a decision about where to start to see it is not a simple task. Arrive in Buenos Aires, the cosmopolitan capital city with its European architecture and fascinating nightlife, is the easy choice (especially because of flight connectivity), but there are several options.   Some people (especially nature lovers), go straight to Patagonia to see its imponent peaks and trails, where you can get lost for months and never get bored. The colorful and arid landscapes of the Puna or the vineyards in Cuyo […]
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A Sunday tour in Buenos Aires City

Sometimes we visit big cities for work, for vacations, for stopovers of long travels, but for different reasons we have a very short time to know the whole city, so we need to take advantage of the really short time that we have in the city. The idea is to guide you to meet the best places in the city and make sure that you’ll enjoy most of it in one day; so, you won’t miss your short time in the city. A tour day in La Ciudad de la Furia, Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, one of the […]
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Las Yungas: the wonderful landscape where biodiversity lives in

Las Yungas is a wonderful landscape that breaks through  Salta, a touristic province in the north of Argentina. In general, Salta is known for its arid landscapes with dry weather, but Las Yungas issues imposing with its majestic green and damp scenery and great biodiversity. In this article, you can read more about this amazing place and find some advice about living an adventure there. About the place Mountain landscape Las Yungas is a region of the mountain´s jungle that is born in Perú and end up in Argentina as an extension of The Amazonas. In Argentina, this is located […]
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Best Things To Do In Catamarca, Argentina

Argentina is one of the best tourist destinations in South America and Catamarca is a region worth visiting. Catamarca is a province located inside the northwestern part of Argentina. Here you will see the works of nature as volcanoes and mountains abound here. Coming to Catamarca is like coming to a well-known tourist destination in Argentina. Tour the cathedral The Basilica De Nuestra Del Valle is one of the finest churches you can see in Argentina. It is a centre of pilgrimage where people come from different parts of the globe to venerate the Holy Virgin of the Valley. This cathedral gets […]
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San Telmo: historic neighborhood in Buenos Aires

No one should leave Buenos Aires without visiting the historic neighborhood of San Telmo in the southern area of the city, which still maintains the essence of its years of splendor and charm: cobbled pavements, narrow sidewalks, and classic-style buildings. Wandering around its streets is an undeniable and unforgettable trip to the past, where visitors can really feel they are traveling back in time to the colonial Buenos Aires while enjoying the dichotomy between modern and old times. History of San Telmo San Telmo was named after San Pedro Telmo Church, which was built after the foundation of the city […]
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The Best of Buenos Aires: Something for Everyone

Buenos Aires: ‘the Paris of South America’. It’s an exciting, elegant, and laid-back city. For many travelers, Buenos Aires is just a pit stop on the way to Patagonia and Antarctica, but the wise ones know that the city has a lot to offer. There’s something for everyone in this dynamic and vibrant city. For the Foodie: Special Treats: For the days when you feel like spoiling yourself, Buenos Aires offers a wide array of wine bars and gourmet restaurants to choose from. Napoles, on Avenida Caseros This is a personal favorite. Napoles is an Italian restaurant in a beautiful […]
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The entertaining and tasty part of Pilar, in Argentina

Big cities are attractive because of all the entertainment they offer. Small ones can also be lovely, mostly because when the town is tiny the people are closer. Pilar, on the outskirts of the city (CABA), in the northwest of Buenos Aires, Argentina, is a town that has grown so much it turned out to be a city. Wherever you go, you will perceive the proximity between people who live there. In other words, they all know each other. If you happen to be around, here are some recommendations to consider. Restaurants: the yummy places Brasov Grill&Bowl This restaurant offers […]
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Argentina for adventurers, Antofagasta de la Sierra

  From the low valleys or “pampas” in the east, where you can taste maybe one of the best cow meat in the world, to the western lands of good wines, mountains, and lakes. From the southern tale places in Patagonia, to the north of astonishing waterfalls, rainforest, deserts, high colorful giants and llamas. Argentina, in its vast geography, has a wide variety of landscapes, nature, and culture. But far from the most populated urban centers, in the Altiplano (high plateau) of Andean Mountains or “puna”, going to the north, there is a region full of volcanoes, salt deserts, and […]
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The best wine restaurant in Mendoza, Argentina

When we arrived in Mendoza, we’d spent a lot of time eating croissants, Argentinian asados (roast), parilla (grill), and visiting local parks… which were simply the best. However, we later found ourselves short on time to visit what Mendoza is most known for, WINE! Here, I review the award-winning, Casa El Enemigo, an exquisite Argentinian wine bodega and the place to get the best wine and food in Mendoza. We had one afternoon available to visit one or perhaps two wine bodegas (cellar/vineyard). Since we only had time for one or two, I did not want to go to any bodega: […]
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What to do in Salta: 3 unmissable experiences

I take shelter in the shadow of a building on the side of Avenida Belgrano, one of the main streets in the center of Salta, Argentina. Salta is a city of over 600 thousand citizens in northwestern Argentina, at the foot of the Andean cordillera which, with its province, exceeds 1.3 million inhabitants. It is nicknamed “Salta la Linda” and, frankly, I think this nickname is due to the enchanting landscapes that surround it, easy to reach thanks to the numerous tours that leave from the city center in the morning, allowing you to return comfortably to your hotel around […]
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Buenos Aires: places you must go to eat good pasta

The city of Buenos Aires has a great variety of cool and fancy restaurants to offer.  The whole country of Argentina provides interesting and exquisite food dishes. From pizza shops located in the suburbs with delicious cheese all over the place to rooftops with beer gardens where you can enjoy jazz bands and a cold pint. Also combines from Indian inspired chefs spread at every neighborhood to the sophisticated French cuisine located in the exclusive palaces. This city is the best excuse to share a tasty meal, enjoy a good music show or simply have a walk and get something […]
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Buenos Aires from a Local's Point of View-Downtown

Buenos Aires is Argentina’s huge cosmopolitan capital city. Holding more than 15 million people, this city has varieties of cultures, people, traditions, and more. There is more than one reason why Buenos Aires is also known as the “Paris of South America”, for example, the European architecture that stands on every corner of the city. The moment you get off the plane you will immediately breathe in the traditions, the passion, the culture, and the astonishing urban buzz that Buenos Aires emanates. It has times, places, and activities for everyone. It is a vibrant city that never sleeps, and even […]
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Argentina’s Cafayate- where vineyards meet the Andes

Nestled in Argentina’s northwest, framed by the soaring Andean mountains, lies the serene town of Cafayate. A thriving tourist hotspot with an array of activities for wine lovers and nature enthusiasts. Shining with immaculate vineyards, that are sprinkled across red rolling hills, and ancient geological rock formations along its quiet roads. Matched by a tranquil and peaceful atmosphere that embraces the town, which is lined with lovingly restored colonial buildings and historic streets. Cafayate is a popular tourist destination, located in the Calchaqui Valley, that manages to keep its small town flair. The region is one of Argentina’s great wine […]
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Rosario, Argentina. What to do, where to eat and sleep.

Rosario is one of the biggest cities in Argentina. Actually, it is the third one in population. It is the heart of the province of Santa Fe, even though it is not its capital city. It’s also the birthplace of “Che” Guevara and Lionel Messi. But Rosario it’s more than that: homemade beer, good football, crowded dining districts, “the island”, its endlessness green areas along the coast and its nightlife will make you think twice before you want to leave. Things to do in Rosario Visit the National flag memorial This memorial is known as the first place where the […]
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A Local's Travel Guide to Buenos Aires, Argentina

As soon as you get off the plane you will perceive the vibrant energy of Buenos Aires, Argentina, that will defy all your senses. Taste, sight, touch, smell, and sound. From the airport to the city you will get into the noisy traffic, see the firsts contrasts of the city, modern – old, humble – luxurious, unmaintained – perfectly clean… listen to music and noise, arguments, exclamations, horns… and, of course, get the smell of food, more specifically, of meat being grilled that will make you realize you are ready for a bite… in one word get ready to SENSE. […]
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Must See Places to Visit in Cordoba, Argentina

The Córdoba Province has a lot of places of interest, to learn about Argentinian history, to enjoy the views, to do climbing, etc. Here are the most relevant ones, in my opinion. 1 – The San Martín Square:   It’s a green square located in the center of the Córdoba, which has a lot of Argentinian History. A monument of José de San Martín, one of America’s liberators, is found at the Square. In the continuous blocks of it, there are two places that are as well important for the country’s history, The Cordoba Cabildo and The Cathedral. If you […]
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The Best 9 Places to Eat in Córdoba, Argentina

If only money allowed me… I would eat out almost every day! To be honest, I think it is something we all should do more frequently; not only to eat fast food and get fat but to try different and new things often. I mean, when isn't change a great (if not the greatest) thing? In this article, I will not only talk about places to (literally) eat (lunch or dinner) but about some coffee shops too. Because they are just great enough to be here! Let's get started: 9°: Betos Lomos (Typical Argentinian Sandwiches) If a sandwich is too […]
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Purmamarca, Argentina – The Hill of Seven Colours

How many times have we all heard the old “It’s about the journey, not the destination” mantra? Let me tell you – after 28 hours, 2 buses and a 1.5-hour walk, dragging our suitcases on gravel in the glaring mid-afternoon sun – Purmamarca for me was definitely more about the destination.   Why go to Purmamarca? Purmamarca is a tiny town in Jujuy province northern Argentina, famous for its Cerro de Siete Colores (Hill of Seven Colours). The drive there from Salta or Jujuy (the largest nearby cities) alone is stunning, with dramatic red and purple mountains and giant cactuses […]
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Best rock bars in Nueva Córdoba

If you enjoy listening to rock music and having a good time, meeting new people and drinking some beers with amazing background music, this article may help you to know the best places to visit in Córdoba, Argentina. Nueva Córdoba is a neighborhood where you can find a lot of entertainment and nightlife. The main reason is that a lot (most) of students of the National University of Córdoba live there. That’s why I choose this place, in particular, to write about. It is close to the center of the city too! So, if you are visiting around, don’t forget to […]
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Kayaking! The top activity in Rosario – Argentina

Rosario, well known for being Che Guevara, Fito Páez, Roberto Fontanarrosa and Lionel Messi birthplace is located in the Santa Fe Province, the central region in Argentina. At northwest of Buenos Aires, around three or four hours by bus, it is also one of the home cities of the second biggest river of South America, the sea-like giant Paraná.   What is the most common thing to do? Visiting the monumental complex, “The National Flag Memorial”, is the first recommended activity in all tourist guides. It is a monument erected to commemorate the death of Manuel Belgrano. The creator of […]
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Argentina: three cities to visit in Patagonia

Patagonia region goes from the provinces of Neuquén to Tierra del Fuego, in the south of Argentina, where you can find landscapes such us wet forests, glaciers, lakes and wild fauna at the foot of the Andes mountain range. My husband and I took a plane to Bariloche. We also visit others cities like San Martin de los Andes and Villa La Angostura. Personally speaking, ten days is perfect for visiting this part of the region. When can you visit this region? There are two seasons to travel: the winter season which is basically for winter sports in the ski […]
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