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Mount Fitz Roy and laguna Torre, Patagonia
NEED TO KNOW

CAPITAL   Buenos Aires
POPULATION   40,913,584
AREA   2,780,400 sq km
LANGUAGE   Spanish
CURRENCY   Argentine Peso (ARS)

WHEN TO TRAVEL

Best time to travel   January
Best time to travel   February
Best time to travel   March
Good time to travel   April
Not a good time to travel   May
Not a good time to travel   June
Not a good time to travel   July
Not a good time to travel   August
Not a good time to travel   September
Good time to travel   October
Good time to travel   November
Best time to travel   December

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TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

For current information on government travel advice, please refer to the U.S. Passports & International travel, the Canadian Travel Advice and Advisories, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office or the Australian Department of Foreign Affaires website.

For current information regarding health, recommended vaccines and the location of trustworthy doctors and medical clinics, please refer to the International Association for Medical Assistance to Travellers website.

AVERAGE ACCOMMODATION COST ($US)
  • 3 star hotel: $70
  • 4 star hotel: $90
  • 5 star hotel: $150
 Average in the good period to travel. Rates change throughout the year depending on high or low tourist seasons.
AVERAGE MEAL COST ($US)
  • Inexpensive restaurant: $10.00
  • Meal for 2, mid-range restaurant, 3 courses: $38.42
ELECTRICITY
Type C
Type I

220V / 50Hz

ACCESSIBLE TRAVEL

Travelers with disabilities will find things quite difficult in Argentina. Many cities have narrow, busy and uneven sidewalks that are difficult to negotiate. Crossing streets is also a problem, since not every corner has ramps and Argentine drivers don’t have much patience for slower pedestrians, disabled or not.

Still, visitors with limited mobility do go to Argentina. Except for 4 and 5 stars hotels, accommodations do not have wheelchair-accessible rooms. Bathrooms at mid-range and budget hotels are sometimes very small. You can find accommodations suitable for wheelchair users by checking the ‘Facilities for disabled guests‘ option in your Booking.com search criteria.

Buenos Aires has a few buses described aspiso bajo – which lower to provide wheelchair lift – and the subway has a few accessible stations, especially the newer ones.

As for visually-impaired travelers, little effort have been dedicated to giving accessibility except than the use of Braille on ATMs.

In Buenos Aires, QRV Transportes Especiales offers private transport and private tours in vans fully equipped for wheelchair users.

REASONS TO VISIT
  • Beach
  • Outdoor and Adventure
  • Food and Drinks
  • Party
  • Romantic and Honeymoon
  • Animal encounter
  • Culture and Arts
  • Architecture and History
  • Road trip
OFTEN PAIRED WITH
QUICK FACTS
  • At 70 kg per capita, the yearly beef consumption in Argentina is the highest in the world
  • The widest avenue in the world is 9 de Julio Avenue in Buenos Aires: it has 12 lanes. The road is 328ft (100m) wide.

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