Located in South America, Argentina is king in diversity of all kinds, offering a variety of features and attractions to please every type of traveler. The country has a wide array of natural wonders, from glaciers and mountains to breathtaking waterfalls, a vibrant and rich history and culture and a unique gastronomic scene, there is no wonder why Argentina attracts thousand of visitors every year.
Why Visit Argentina
LANDSCAPES & NATURE
Argentina is the eighth largest country in the world, and the second-largest Spanish-speaking nation in South America. The country is blessed with incredibly diverse natural wonders, offering plateaus, glaciers, snow-capped mountains and ice fields in the Andean-Patagonian region and massive waterfalls, in fact the country is home to the biggest waterfall in the world, the Iguazu falls.
Argentina is a mix between european, latin american and indigenous traditions and influences, giving the country an unique blend. Is known for being the birthplace of tango, believed to have originated in the early 1900’s.
WINE & FOOD
Argentina offers a memorable dine and wine scene, becoming a hot spot for foodies. Asado (The argentinian form of BBQ), is one of its famous traditions, as the country is known for its prime cut, quality beef. The country is also famous as the fifth-largest wine-producing country in the world, offering high quality and affordable Malbec, along with other wines like Bonarda, Tempranillo, Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, is the continent’s most visited city. It’s known as the “Paris of the South” for its european architecture, vibrant nightlife, world-class shopping and rich historical sites. It is also famous for being a mecca for football and mouth watering gastronomic scene.
What to expect
Spanish is the most widely spoken language in Argentina. However, there are 35 known indigenous languages in Argentina of which only 13 of these are officially listed. English is spoken in the main cities and tourist attractions, but there aren’t many english speakers in the countryside
In Argentina the standard voltage is 220 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. That’s the standard voltage in UK, Europe, Australia and most of Asia and Africa.
The Argentinian peso is the official currency in Argentina. Other foreign currencies, like dollars and euros, might be accepted at tourist attractions and hotels, but they won’t be accepted at other establishments. Credit cards are widely accepted, and you can exchange your money at any bank or withdraw directly from the ATM. Cash is recommended, especially if you are out of Buenos Aires. 1 USD equals 67 pesos (as of 2020)
Argentina is one of the safest countries in Latin America. However, crime does exists (although violent crime is not common) and caution is recommended. Most crimes in Argentina are in the form of petty theft, pickpocketing and bag snatching.
Citizens of 87 countries are allowed to enter Argentina without a visa for a period up to 90 days, including : Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Chile, Cyprus, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Hong Kong (With Passport R.A.E.H.K.), Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea Republic, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Nicaragua, Norway, New Zealand, Netherlands, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, San Marino, Santa Lucia, Saint Vincent and The Grenadines, Serbia, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Suriname; Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom Of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America, Uruguay, Vatican city.
Venezuelan citizens are allowed to stay for 60 days only, and citizens of Grenada; Hong Kong (With British Passport B.N.O.); Jamaica; Republic of Kazakhstan and Malaysia can stay for 30 days only.
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