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You are planning a trip to Buenos Aires, and don´t know where to start? There are more than a couple things you need to think about before you step on that plane!
Transportation, security and exchanging currency are only some of the things that you may need to have planned out beforehand. At Servantrip, we will help take care of the main hassles of traveling, which can eat up a lot of your time. That way you have more time to actually ´´enjoy your trip´´, which is why you are there in the first place, right?
The kind of visa will depend on the type of trip you do are taking (Tourism, Sports, Arts, Business, etc.) and what country your passport was issued, being that there is a list of countries that do not require a visa to enter Argentina. You should note that if the journey is up to three months or more, the consulate will consider the stay as "Temporary Residence", so you may require a visa for the time spent. Find out if you require a visa by consulting the list of countries that can enter Argentina without a visa, which will also provide the amount of time permitted for each type of visa.
Buenos Aires has two commercial airports, the first is Ezeiza International Airport Ministro Pistarini, also known as Ezeiza Airport, it is located about 22km from the capital and is considered the main airport of the province of Buenos Aires. The second is the Aeroparque Metropolitano Jorge Newbery, which handles domestic and regional air traffic, though sometimes receives flights from neighboring countries such as Chile and Uruguay. Unlike Ezeiza, Jorge Newbery is located within the capital, about 2km from the city center.
When it comes to getting around, Buenos Aires has good public transportation networks for both buses (Colectivo) and metro (Subte). Although the Subte is a great way of transportation, the network of lines is too short for the size of the city, so not all the sites are accessible. The Subte is most commonly used by the locals as a primary form of transportation so it is usually crowded during most of the day and night. Therefore it would be more convenient to book a transportation driver (Remis), as offered by Servantrip, which will take you from where you are to your destination without problems, and most importantly for a fixed price.
The official currency is the Argentinian Peso that comes in the form of bills and coins. If you would like to change your money into Argentinian Pesos you can do so at banks and designated currency exchange stores, keeping in mind that the US Dollar is the easiest to exchange. Regarding the exchange rate, it is not really set because Argentina has a currency system that keeps the rates fluctuating on a regular bases. So if you plan on only using cash, it is important that you do not convert all your money at once because you may be able to get a better rate at a later time.
As a Latin American country Spanish is the official language, but the Argentine dialect may sound like they are speaking their own language. They have a number of local words and terms that are only used in their dialect, such as; "quilombos / problems", "mine / girls", “fiaca/lazy”.
What's the weather like in Argentina? That's an important thing you want to know before your trip to Buenos Aires. Because of Argentina’s location, it's common to assume that it would have a tropical climate, but that is not the case at all. Argentina actually has four seasons, but since it is in the southern hemisphere the seasons are opposite to other countries in the north. Summer is from December to February and winter is from June to August. So instead of bundling up next your Christmas tree with a cup of hot chocolate, you could actually spend Christmas at the beach with an ice cold pina colada. But if you do decide to visit during your summer break, we do recommend that you take some heavier clothes to stay warm. If you venture out of Buenos Aires keep in mind that the northern regions have warmer temperatures than the southern parts of Argentina. Temperatures in Buenos Aires during the summer usually range between 23°C and 30°C with a humidity level between 60% and 90%. During the winter temperatures tend to average between 4°C and 12°C and the humidity levels remain high between 75% and 90%. In conclusion, the best times to travel to Buenos Aires would be during the fall months (March – May) where the temperature is cooler and more stable. Or if you enjoy hotter days and cool nights then late spring around the month of November would be the time for you.
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