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Travel Guide for Argentina

Here you will find travel information and insider tips about Argentina that has been cooperatively contributed by other friendly Hospitality Club members. Please become active as well, and share your vast budget travel and backpacking knowledge with other members and the internet community - it is very easy to edit any information here (more info in the Help File). We hope that these Travel Guides will quickly become a great and fun resource. If you want to print this guide out to take with you, we have prepared this Printer Friendly Travel Guide for you. Enjoy!
For Introduction, Top Things to See and Do, Neighboring Countries, Who is coming?, Want more guests!, Hospitality Club Meetings and the geographic navigation please see the main Argentina Page.

Basic Facts

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Official Country Name: Republica Argentina
Capital: Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires (Capital Federal)
Population: 38.000.000 (aprox)
Telephone Code: 0054
Time Zone: GTM -03:00
Area: sq km
Language(s): spanish
Ethnic Groups: Most of european inmigrants in mayor cities, minor indian population in the north of the country.
Highest Mountain: Aconcagua (i don´t remember how much, but above 8000 mts)
President/Head of State: Cristina Kirchner
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Attractions and Things to See and Do

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Argentina is a big country full of different landscapes, from the glaciers to dry lands...from north to south, from east to west it changes completely and u feel that u have leave the country, but not, u are still in Argentina:) some links: * * ( Patagonia) * * * ( Patagonia ) * * ( Bolson - Patagonia ) * ( ... more


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Off the Beaten Path and Insider Tips

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Suggested Itineraries

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wow, it is really difficult to englobe all the interesting things to see or to discover in Argentina. just to give some info about the most famous and interesting places: Buenos Aires, Ushuaia, el Chalten, Calafate, Mendoza, Salta y Jujuy, Misiones, Iguazu... mas info: * * ( Patagonia) * * * ( Patagonia ) * * ( Bolson - Patagonia ) * ... more


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Argentina is a large country. there are no very good conection by train, plains are really expensive but the transpotation by bus is quite cheap and really confortable:) * * ( trenes larga distancia) * * ( Terminal de Retiro ) * ( Buques a Colonia y Montevideo) * ( Buques a Colonia y montevideo) * ( buses a Cataratas y Brasil ) * ... more


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If you do not want to stay with other HC members, or noone is available, here is what other members suggest. Hostels Hotels Camping Other Options

Food and Drinks and Local Specialties

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Restaurants:Try La Potota, in costanera norte, a very good place to eat meat with a good price, a few block of the Capital Airport.
Street Food:Don´t miss hot dogs and burguers.
Local Specialties: our best local speciality is Asado, wich is cow meat grilled, it´s fabulous and you´ll love it, don´t miss it. In Argentina most of the restaurants do it. Un Muy buen lugar: Siga la vaca...

Money and Costs

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Currency: Peso Argentino - USD 1 = $3
Exchanging Money:Banks and exchange houses (do NOT try on the streets), in locals or commerce the exchange rate will be lower.
Credit Cards:all mayor ones.
Tipping:in restaurantes usually an 5 - 10% depends on the attention you recieve, in taxis 5% usually (or just the change)

Visa and Documents and Embassies

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Who needs a visa? How to get it? Embassies & Consulates, of the country abroad and in the country

Borders and Customs

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Post and Communications and Internet

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Questions and Answers or Forum

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Here anything goes, you can post questions you have, and other members will answer you. If you do answer, please send the reply directly to the asking member as well, and try to integrate the information into the categories above. If too difficult to do, just answer right here and a volunteer will integrate in the future. Also, you can put thanks notes in here. Add new questions on top so they show up on the Travel Guide page. Please post messages not related to traveling or the aim of the Hospi ... more

Hospitality Club Meetings

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Use this section to add more info if you organize meetings and events (you can add a short note on the main country page). You can also invite other members to parties, sports events, whenever you would like to meet up with someone.


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Activities and Sports

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Nightlife and Entertainment

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Bars: Try Recoleta, it´s an area full of bars. Also Palermo Hollywood, another area with a lot of bars ans restaurants.
Cafes: Most tipical in Avenida de Mayo, the Cafe Tortoni, opens since 1900, it´s great. Also try La Biela in Recoleta.
Discos: in Costanera, you should try Pacha or Mint for Electronic music and La Diosa for latin, 80,s and 90´s music. They are really great, highlly recomended.
Cinemas: Village Cinemas in Recoleta or in bigest shopp ... more

Population and People

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Población: 37 millones aprox. (13 p/km2) La gran mayoria descendientes de inmigrantes europeos principalmente españoles e italianos.

Culture and Conduct or Local Customs

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Language and Useful Phrases

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Events and Holidays

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Festivals, Sports, Concerts, Public Holidays...

Climate and When to Go

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When talking about natural and geographical characteristics: WOW! You will find: *mountains all over the west side (Cordillera de los Andes), with arid plain in the North and cold forest in the South. You can meet native people all over this Andes line. Their origin is not the same and it is very interesting to get to know them. Please do not take a picture without asking them. Some native believe that you are taking their spirit by doing that, so please respect it. Visit: Purmamarca (Jujuy) ... more

Environment and Flora and Fauna

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Dangers and Warnings

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Tourist Traps

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Government and Politics

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GDP, GDP per head, Annual growth, inflation, Major Industries, Major trading partners...


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Theater web: Malba Museum


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Volunteer Opportunities and Work

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Organized Tours

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Top Things to See and Do we are going to realize a City Tour next Sunday, this tour is only in Spanish but yow can take a view of the city. Los alumnos de Práctica 2 del Inst de Form terciaria N 7 de turismo los invitamos al city tour en castellano que se realizara en la ciudad de bs as el Domingo 30-11-2008. El costo es de solo $ 15 contactar al email de Graciela Pedraza.

What to Bring or Packing List

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Books and Further Reading

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Guidebooks, Travel, History and Politics
Please enter Amazon links to the books - we will put info on how to do this here shortly. This way we hope to get a bit of funding for the running of the club, if someone buys the books you recommend.

Other Information

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Could not fit it into any of the categories above? Put it here...:-) Acciones Internacionales Del 25 de octubre al 10 de diciembre 2008 Viaje por las Rutas de la Libertad del Ecuador La Comisión del Bicentenario de Ecuador, con el apoyo de la OEI, convoca a jóvenes de los países del Grupo Bicentenario (Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, México y Venezuela) a viajar durante 45 días por los mismos caminos que transitaron s ... more

External Links

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Argentina Travel Guide (L) 

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Argentina (L)

Offtopic Messages

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Here you can add messages that are not exactly related to the aims of the Hospitality Club (but related to the country). Do you need a visa invitation? Looking for an internship, job or a flat to rent? Just add this here, and if you are lucky other members will read it and contact you. Remember: do not send messages like this directly to members - after giving you this space here, we will fight spam even more strictly!
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