Enjoy Buenos Aires In A Delicious Three Night Program
As we say in our South America eHandbook arriving at Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires is like jumping aboard a moving train.
The modern metropolis whizzles by, alive with street life from busy side walk cafes, to hush parks carpeted in purple jacaranda blooms in spring time.
Buenos Aires is a special city! Here you will find a very nice program for a 3 or 4 night night stay in this which is the most European of the South American cities!
International flights usually arrive in Ezeiza. But you may also be arriving from Iguassu Falls or from Rio de Janeiro and in this case, some of the flights arrive in Aeroparque Airport (the domestic airport). In anyway you will not need more than 40 minutes (25 if you arrive at Aeroparque Airport) to arrive at your hotel.
The Loi Suites Esmeralda, located at Micro-Centro is an excellent option. It is an honest 3 star with comfortable and generous (spacious) rooms. Service is very good and the reception staff very professional and gentle! A great price value option. A 5 star option could be the Hilton. It is located at the newly renovated and beautiful Puerto Madeiro district. A beautiful property. Keeping the clean-high-ceiling-with-lots-of-glass XXI Century Hilton style. A beautiful hotel!
Staying at Micro-Centro is great: it is close to everywhere, you can walk to many nice places (we walked good 3 Km to Recoleta), or a few blocks to Calle Florida!
We arrived and had the day off. Went for an Asado in one of the side streets. Found Armazen Cero 05! Just a few blocks away. Great ribs! The real gaucho ribs! Exactly what I was looking for. Buenos Aires is also famous for its delicious pasta! Try one of the Italian restaurants at Micro-Centro. And don’t forget to try the Malbec!
The next day we went on a city tour. It takes 2,5 to 3 hours and makes lot of sense. It gives you an idea on Argentina’s History and helps you understand a very little bit of this incredible people and their passions!
That evening we went to La Ventana! An incredible Tango-Show. Tears come out of some people’s eyes. A beautiful show performed brilliantly by great artists. I was not surprised as I saw the band of La Ventana (or at least many of them) playing “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina” with Madonna on Youtube a couple of days ago. Wonderful. And the food is great!
On the next day we took a boat tour to Tigre, a nice town that can only be reached by boat, cruising along Rio de La Plata. In the afternoon we went walk on Recoleta, and visited the Art Museum.
It was our third day in Buenos Aires. And you can stay three nights, but we decided to stay four nights, I wanted to see the Haciendas. And after an about 1,5 hour bus ride we reached Ombu de Aguero, a beautiful and well taken care of Estancia. It was worth doing it.
As for your tours, you can either book it on a private basis, or with other tourists. They have a “Premium SIB Service” with excellent English speaking local guides. Great!
Buenos Aires is a pearl in South America. While Rio is party and beaches, and Iguassú Falls impresses with its exuberant nature. Buenos Aires is a city where you window shopping all the time. And the windows are great. So is the Malbec!
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