When is the best time to visit Buenos Aires?
Buenos Aires is at its hottest Jan-Mar (very humid with tropical showers, occasionally over 40C during the day). It can be cold and cloudy Jul-Aug, so weather conditions are best for a visit in spring and autumn. Dec-Feb and Jul are local holiday times: Porteños head for the beach.
For more detailed information visit our When To Go section.
What language is spoken in Buenos Aires?
The main language spoken in Buenos Aires is Spanish.
What currency do I need in Buenos Aires?
The Argentine Peso is the main currency used in Buenos Aires. Argentina is more cash-orientated than the UK and some other Latin American countries. In Buenos Aires and main tourist centres, cards are widely accepted.
Although ATMs are available some clients have difficulties withdrawing cash so it’s best not to rely on them. Local ATM fees can be high and the amount you can take out is usually much lower than in the UK.
What is the time difference between Buenos Aires and the UK?
The time difference between Buenos Aires and the UK is GMT -3 hours. Sometimes daylight saving is observed in the summer, but this is announced ad hoc on a year-on-year basis.
What places combine well with Buenos Aires?
Beach time in Mar del Plata (392 km by road, 5hrs); Colonia or Montevideo in Uruguay across the River Plate: travel by ferry, bus or plane; a stay on a working estancia in the pampa south and west of the city; Iguazú Falls (2hrs approx by air).
How long is the flight to Buenos Aires from the UK?
Average flight time is 14hrs 20mins on a direct flight from London. There are also flights requiring a change of plane in Europe or the USA.
What are the festivals, cultural and sporting events in Buenos Aires?
Tango Festival: Aug. The world's – top tango festival, nine days of concerts, shows, free classes, exhibitions, open-air milongas (Avenida Corrientes is closed for a massive display) and other tango-related festivities.
Opera season: Mar-Dec. Take in a concert or opera at the refurbished Teatro Colón which attracts internationally esteemed artists.
Argentine Polo Open: Mid Nov-mid Dec. Polo is a passion for many Argentines. This is the year’s main attraction, taking place in Palermo’s 16,000 seater stadium.
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