Introducing Argentina

From the mountains of Patagonia to the streets of Buenos Aires to the falls in the jungle at Iguazu, Argentina packs virtually every possible kind of travel destination into one country! You'll probably start your journey in Buenos Aires, easily the most cosmopolitan city in South America. To the south, the mountains and fields of Patagonia are calling. Or head north and witness the gush of the famous Iguazu Falls, or take in the untouched night sky in the desert near Salta. Whatever you do, get read for the adventure of a lifetime in Argentina. 


Language: Spanish. You can get by with English in Buenos Aires, but we highly suggest to bring along a Latin American Spanish phrasebook to make your trip more enjoyable.

Currency: Argentine Peso ($1 = ~68.43 pesos).

Credit Cards & ATMs: Major establishments take debit/credit cards, but smaller-scale accommodations, tourist sites and restaurants may only take cash. ATMs widely available.

Plugs: Type I, 220V / 50Hz. Bring this universal adapter

Safety: Argentina is a country where it's mostly safe for tourists to travel to. The biggest thing you'll have to watch out for is the high rate of petty robbery. As long as you don't flaunt your gadgets and keep important items such as cash and documents safe away from sight, you'll mostly be fine. Additionally, make sure to check the latest US State Department travel advisories for your destination. 

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  • Iguazu Falls
  • Buenos Aires
  • Ushuaia

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If you're planning a trip to Southern Argentina, then the best time to visit would be between the months of December to March. If your destination is Northern Argentina, you should visit between September to November or March to May.

Argentina Trivia and Facts

  • The name Argentina originated from the Latin word meaning "silver".
  • Argentinian Spanish has many unique words not used in other Spanish-speaking countries.
  • Argentine tango originated in the suburbs of Buenos Aires and Montevideo in the end of the 19th century.
  • Argentina is considered to be the largest Spanish-speaking country in the whole world.


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What to Pack for Argentina


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Driving in Argentina

Argentina drives on the right hand side of the road. Remember to always keep your windows rolled up up and to lock your doors due to robbery and carjacking risks. When searching for options and deciding to rent a car, we suggest using Discover Car Hire to compare the best rental agencies.

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