A great highlight of any trip to Argentina certainly is its amazing capital, Buenos Aires. With over 13 million inhabitants in greater Buenos Aires, the city is just enormous. But it certainly is not the average Latin America big bustling city. Buenos Aires has a certain European glare and elegance over it, while each of its neighborhoods still has its own specific atmosphere and charm. You could easily spend a week or more in the city, visiting and discovering a new part of town every day. Many people who come to Latin America use Buenos Aires as a departure point and stay for a month or so to study Spanish. Our suggestion is that this would indeed be a great place to improve your Spanish and get into the Latin atmosphere.
Buenos Aires has an incredible energy and you’ll be sucked into it before you know it. There is always something going on, whether it’s a Boca football game at the Bombonera stadium in Boca or the atmospheric Riverplate stadium in Nuñez, a smooth tango show in San Telmo or a hot and pumping party till the break of dawn. Buenos Aires boasts a fantastic nightlife and there are plenty of opportunities to go out every day of the week.
Perhaps the most famous neighborhood is Boca with its traditional colorful houses and of course its home to the legendary Boca Juniors football club (the former club of Diego Maradona). Recoleta and Retiro are upscale neighborhoods with elegant buildings and plenty of museums and fancy shops and restaurants. Palermo and Belgrano are upscale neighborhoods as well with nice parks and plenty of shopping opportunities. San Telmo is famous for its tango shows and Sunday antique market. The renovated port, Puerto Madero is not to be missed, a good occasion to come here is to enjoy some of Argentina’s finest meat at the famous Siga la Vaca restaurant.
As you can see there are really a lot of things to do in this amazing city and we highly recommend you to come and visit.