Where to Stay?
Buenos Aires is made up of a collection of smaller neighbourhoods; there are bohemian quarters, business quarters, the hustle and bustle of the city centre and safer neighbourhoods with bars and cafes.
To help you choose the best neighbourhood for your stay, we've put together a blog post detailing the characteristics of each area.
Buenos Aires Hotels
From Boutique hotels with local character and charm to mid-range comfortable Bed & Breakfasts, Buenos Aires offers a wide choice of hotels.
Find out more about Swoop's favourite hotels in Buenos Aires.
Things to Do
Buenos Aires is well known as the birthplace of tango dancing and it's one of our favourite places to stop at when visiting Patagonia. There are beautiful plazas, fascinating museums and bustling riverfronts to explore.
You can also check out our blog post to see more recommendations for visiting Buenos Aires.
City tours will give you the chance to visit the main historic sites of Buenos Aires including the Casa Rosada (Pink Palace) and the Recoleta Cemetery which contains the graves of many historic figures including Eva Peron, Novel Prize winners and past presidents of Argentina.
A city tour lasts for approximately 4 hours, plenty of time to visit the must-see sites of Buenos Aires.
Please get in touch if you'd like us to arrange a pre-booked city tour for you, or alternatively take part in a free walking tour of the city.
Quirky City Tours
You don't have to take a traditional city tour to see the main sites of Buenos Aires. Why not take a city tour with a difference and delve deeper into the History & Culture.
Graffiti Tour - Explore the La Boca & Barracas neighbourhoods, a fun and unique way to learn more about the history of this diverse city. Find out more in Sally's blog post.
Biking Tours - Get to know the city under your own steam, with a Bike you'll be able to further explore Buenos Aires and its surrounding areas. A chance to get into the sense of adventure ready for your trip to Patagonia! Get in touch to book your Biking Tour.
Buenos Aires is a busy and bustling city with plenty of options for how to spend your evening; visit one of the many bars and restaurants or enjoy one of the following:
Tango - Discover the story of the famous Argentine Tango through a traditional stage-show. So typical of Buenos Aires, a tango show is not to be missed.
Argentine Experience - A unique dining experience offering you the true Argentine Experience. Learn how to make empanadas, order steak in Spanish and make your own traditional mate. A convivial atmosphere and great food!
Wine Tasting - A funny and relaxing evening tasting undiscovered wines from Argentine Vineyards and enjoying traditional Argentinian tapas.
We would be happy to arrange any of these activities for you, just get in touch.
Day Trips from the City
If you have enough time to see the main sights of Buenos Aires and you want to go in search of more adventure, it is possible to take a day trip out of the city.
Colonia de Sacramento - A picturesque Unesco World Heritage Site in southern Uruguay, roam the cobbled streets or visit some of the many sights.
Tigre Delta - The Tigre Delta is easily reached by Train or Bus from the centre of Buenos Aires. A network of waterways and tiny islands, the Tigre Delta is an excellent playground for adventure; Kayak, Swim or simply explore.
Visit an Estancia - Estancias lie at the heart of Patagonian Culture, if you're not going to get the chance during your visit to Patagonia, take the opportunity to visit an authentic Cattle Ranch nearby to Buenos Aires.
We'd be delighted to provide more information and arrange these day trips for you, just get in touch.
The bedazzling selection of bars and restaurants offer plenty of tasty options to sample traditional Argentinian cuisine. A visit to Buenos Aires would not be the same without trying one of their world-class steaks.
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