Elegant, fashion conscious, cosmopolitan Buenos Aires in the capital city of Argentina, and often called the "Paris of South America". Judge for yourself - everyone who takes a vacation to Argentina invariably has to stay in Buenos Aires. There's an array of city activities in the capital - plazas, parks, excellent museums, threatre, tango shows, boutique shops, excellent restaurants and wonderful luxury hotels characterize the city..........
Hotels & Where to Stay
There's various districts to Buenos Aires, each offering it's own distinct reasons for booking a hotel in that particular area. The Recoleta, Retiro and the city centre are the most common regions in which to stay, and these regions all have many hotels and easy access to restaurants. Alternative, slightly more interesting districts in which to book a hotel in Buenos Aires include: Palermo, a beautiful cobble-stoned district well known for it's chic restaurants, nightlife and boutique shops; San Telmo, which is an atmospheric area with numerous antique shops, outdoor cafes and small art galleries; or Puerto Madero, the recently renovated docklands district with trendy restaurants, bars and trendy hotels such as the Faena Universe. Top of the range luxury hotels in Buenos Aires include the infamous Alvaer Palace (Buenos Aires's best hotel), the Faena, Palacio Park Hyatt Duhua and the Four Seasons.
For more advice on choosing a district in which to book a hotel, see our article on Buenos Aires & Where to Stay.
Tours & Things to do in Buenos Aires
You can book excellent and great value Buenos Aires city tours, day excursions and tango shows online, in an instant, by following this link.
Buenos Aires' museums and art galleries can keep one happily occupied for a couple of days at least. A Buenos Aires city tour can be done in a complete day, showing visitors some fine early 19 century European influenced architecture. Going to an evening tango show is also highly recommended for all who visit Argentina, or you might prefer a visit to a polo match. Day tours to estancias just outside of Buenos Aires will often have a strong focus on horseriding or polo matches (many people choose to stay a few nights in such an estancia). A day trip to Uruguay is also a distinct possibility for those staying in Buenos Aires - fast boats can take you over the estuary in a couple of hours to either the capital Montevideo or the beautiful UNESCO world heritage site of Colonia.