Birthplace of the tango, the inspiring writing of Jorge Luis Borges and home to some of the most verdant rainforest on Earth, Argentina is chock full with exciting things to do and see. Explore the hidden back street bars of Buenos Aires, experience nature at its best with a trip to the beguiling Iguazu Falls, or just marvel at the verdant vistas and glacial lakes of Patagonia. Whatever you do, booking a hotel in Argentina will produce memories to last a lifetime.
Where to Stay in Argentina
Buenos Aires — Argentina’s thriving and colourful capital, Buenos Aires is a youthful, sprawling coastal metropolis. Despite its hectic size and passionate Latin temperament, it also has a more relaxed side. Book a hotel in Buenos Aires and kick back with a coffee, cheer with the football fans or just wander through its many world-class museums and galleries.
Bariloche — Located in Patagonia, Bariloche is surrounded by lakes and powder covered mountains, securing its spot as Argentina’s most popular ski resort. Its Swiss-inspired architecture takes an Argentinean twist, while the chocolate here is some of the most exquisite you could ever hope to taste.
El Calafate — Also located in Patagonia, El Calafate is a small town with a big reputation, marking the entrance to the Los Glaciares National Park. The National Park’s most well-known glacier, Perito Moreno Glacier, boasts captivating blue ice walls which tower 70 metres high with a stoic poeticism that will take your breath away.
Iguazu — You’ll find it impossible not to fall in love with the dramatic landscape as you are embraced by the cool spray roaring from the world famous Iguazu Falls. Located in the Iguazu National Park, a remnant of the Atlantic rainforest and now UNESCO World Heritage Site, the town of Puerto Iguazu is conveniently close by.
How to Make the Most of Your Hotel in Argentina
See all the sights of Argentina’s flourishing capital Buenos Aires with a city bike tour. In this non-stop city, this is the perfect way to take everything in at your own pace, stopping at any landmarks to catch you eye, such as the 16th century Plaza de Mayo or the bright splash of painted wooden houses in the La Boca district. Also not to be missed is a Cordoba city tour, which boasts the best examples of Spanish colonial architecture in Argentina.
While city activities such as tango, football and drinking are abundant, one of Argentina’s biggest draws is its resplendent landscape and rich biodiversity. Set off from the world’s southernmost city, Ushuaia, on a catamaran voyage to seal, bird and penguin islands. You’ll see Magellanic and Gentoo penguins, amongst other fauna, before stopping at the Faro Les Eclaireurs lighthouse, a towering sentry at the end of the world that has seen countless sailors off into the turbulent waters of the Antarctic. Not an opportunity you’re likely to experience twice, be certain to bring your camera with you for some truly unique snaps.