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Argentina

Travel agencies and Tickets

Aerolineas Argentinas

Andes Online

Ezeiza Airport

LAN Airlines

Omega Car Rental

TerraMundo Travels

Yaxa Reizen




Hotels/ B&B/ Residenciales

Hotels in Buenos Aires

Hotel Mendoza

Hotel Rosario

Hotel Villa Victoria

La Plata Hotel

Posada Palermo Buenos Aires

Residenciales Corrientes




General information Argentina

Argentinian habits

Argentinian Statistics

Ass. Solidarity Argentina

Bicycle traffic rules Argentina

Discover Argentina

Embassy of Argentina

The Weather in Argentina

Touristguide Argentina

Vacinations Argentina

Zonda wind

What to See Argentina

Cerro de la Cruz

Che Guevara's huis in Alta Gracia

Chirau Mita Cactustuin

Euca adventure forest

Cave of the hands

Humahuaca Vallei

Iguazú falls

Quebrada de Humahuaca

Santa Fe brewery

Wine museum La Rural

Restaurants/ Culinary Argentina

Argentinian Kitchen

Empanadas

La Horqueta

Good food in Argentina

Restaurant guide

Restaurant Cabaña Las Lilas

Restaurants Buenos Aires




Apartments & Cabañas

Alojargentina

Argentina Cabañas

ArgentinaRentApart

Baires Apartments

Buenos Aires total

Cabañas Victoria

La Villa del Montañés

Patagonia Villa



Campinggrounds Argentina

Campingground la Selva

Campinground Argentina

Dolphin Pesca Campingground

Kaiwet Cabins

Solo Camping grounds









Religion Argentina

Argentina Religion

Difunta Correa pilgrimage

Catholicism in Argentina

Luján pilgrimage

Muslims in Argentina

Religion in Argentina








Buenos Aires Argentinië

Buenos Aires Ciudad

Casa Rosada

Cathedral Metropolitana

Cementerio Recoleta

El Ateneo

El Congreso Nacional

Galeria Pacifico

La Boca

Obelisk of Buenos Aires

Planetarium

Plaza de Mayo

San Telmo

Trendy Buenos Aires

Going out/ events Argentina

Argentinian Carnival

Buenos Aires Blues Festival

Bodegas Salentein

Mitos Argentinos

Nicito Club, Buenos Aires

Pulse, Córdoba

Tango Show & Dinner






Other places Argentina

Bariloche

Córdoba

La Matanza

La Plata

Lomas de Zamora

Mar del Plata

Mendoza

Quilmes

Rosario

Salta

San Miguel de Tucumán

Villa General Belgrano

Tango Argentinië

Argentijnse tango

Carlos Gardel

Horacio Ferrer

Piazzolla

Tango terminologie

Todo Tango







Media Argentinië

Argentinian internet TV

El Trece

La Prensa

MercoPress

Online newspapers

Radios de Argentina

The Argentina Independent

Language/ Education Argentina

High School Argentina

Onderwijs in Argentinië

Spaans Idioom

Quechua

Spaans leren in Buenos Aires

Universidad de Buenos Aires

Universiteit Mendoza

Sports/ Activities Argentina

Argentina Rafting

F1-history Argentina

Mr Hugo rental Bike

Riding in Argentina

Skiing in Argentina

Snowheights Argentina

Soccer Argentina

National parks/ Nature

Argentian National Parks

Ischigualasto/ Talampaya

La Albúfera de Mar Chiquita

Los Glaciares

Swamps of Iberá

Nahuel Huapi

Parque Nacional Calilegua

Parque Nacional Chaco

Perito Moreno gletsjer

History and culture Argentina

Architecture Francisco Salamone

Anfiteatro Martín Fierro

Argentinian Carnival

Argentian literature

British Arts Centre

Crear Vale la Pena

Falkland war

Histroy Argentinië

History Tierra del Fuego

Famous Artgentinians

Astor Piazzolla

Che Guevara

Diego Maradona

Evita Perón

Jorge Luis Borges

Maxima Zorreguieta

Mercedes Sosa

Paus Franciscus

Rodrigo Otazu

Tierra del Fuego

Argentinian Antarctica

Casa Beban

Darwin

Tierra del Fuego

Ushuaia

Vuurland

Yamana

Health care/ Humanitarian

English hospital Buenos Aires

Dental Palermo

Hijos

Ombú foundation

Talent Foundation

Hospital in Argentina


Jobs/ internships Argentina

Bumeran Jobs

Expats Argentina

Learn4Good

Internship in Argentina

Thomson Reuters Buenos Aires

Volunteering in Argentina

Work abroad

Business Argentina

Banco Central

Banco Ciudad

Credit Management Argentina

Chamber of commerce

Mercado Central

Venturini & Warat

Doing business in Argentina

Patagonia Argentina

El Calafate

Puerto Madryn

Puerto Pirámides

San Bernardo monastry

Valdés peninsula



Shopping Argentinië

Abasto Shopping

Alto Palermo

Casa Argentina

Galerias Pacifico

Paseo Alcorta

Patio Bullrich


Pictures/ Travelstories/ Blogs

Argentinian love stories: La Salta

Baardwijk's Worldview

Landscape photo`s Ushuaia

Happy Nomads in Argentina

Pure Latin America

Tierra del Fuego photo`s

Typical Argentinian

Real estate Argentina

Argentina Real Estate

Colliers International Argentina

Grupo Zen

Sande Propiedades

Vineyards for sale



Travel guide Argentina A-Z

Ambassy

The Dutch embassy in Argentina is located in the capital Buenos Aires on the third floor of the building Porteño Olga Cossenttini 831. They are available by phone at (54-11) 4338-0050.

Border formalities

For argentina you need a passport that is valid for 6 months upon arrival. For tourists visiting Argentina, you need a visa. When you get a customs stamp, you can stay in Argentina for 90 days. You can still renew after 90 days. This is done at the immigration office in Buenos Aires. To work in Argentina you'll need a work visa. In Argentina there is an export ban for souvenirs made ​​from protected animal or plant species.

Business hours

The banks in Argentina are open Monday / Friday from 10-15 hours. Post Offices Monday / Friday from 9 or 10-18 pm and on Saturday from 10-13 hours. Shops in the larger cities are usually open Monday / Friday from 9 or 9:30 to 19:30 pm and on Saturday from 8:30 or 9-13 hours.

Capital

The capital of Argentina is Buenos Aires, a city of about 3 million inhabitants. Buenos Aires is also the cultural capital and the political and economic power is also located in this metropolis.

Children

Argentina is a safe country to travel with children. Argentines love children.

Culinary

The Argentine cuisine is a mix of Spanish, Italian, Indian and French influences. The specialty of the Argentine cuisine is the meat and fish laid on the grill. Argentines are the largest carnivores of the world. Locro is a typical traditional main course. 'Locro' is a sturdy stew based on maize with onions, meat, chicken or sausage. Empanadas are flaps with different fillings such as beef, chicken or cheese. Breakfast in Argentina consists of sweets.

Culture and traditions

The Argentine culture is heavily influenced by European culture. Buenos Aires, the cultural capital of Argentina, is largely characterized by the preferences of people of European descent, and of conscious imitation of European styles in architecture. Well known is the Argentine tango, a style of music, dance and poetry. Buenos Aires is the tango capital. Another important tradition is that of the gauchos, the Argentine cowboys. They live on the Pampas and fill their days taking care of their cattle and riding their horses. Already at the first meeting men and women give each other a kiss on the right cheek (not only in formal situations). Giving three kisses, as in the Netherlands, is not done. Argentines love of conviviality, and are generally friendly and interested to foreigners.

Economy

Argentina has a large amount of natural resources. The agricultural sector is export-oriented and the industry is very varied. In 1991 a monetary reform took place.

Education

Argentina has a high level of education. 96% of people can read and write. After seven years of primary school children can choose a high school and then for a university. There are more than fifty universities in Argentina.

Electricity

The voltage in Argentina is 220 volts. Adapters are available.  

Fauna

In Argentina there are no large predators and reptiles. In the high mountains in the northwest, along the coast of Patagonia and in the valleys of the Andes, are llama related animal species. Very occasionally you can observe whales near the coast. On the Pampa Plains lives Armadillo and around the wetlands we find snakes, monkeys and small crocodiles. In the subtropical region of Argentina live much toucans, hummingbirds, monkeys, various species of frogs and a wide variety of butterflies.

Flora

Due to the large variety of landscapes and climates Argentina has an extensive flora. In the northwest, the country is decorated with cacti, which can be up to 8 meters high The region around Buenos Aires is characterized by subtropical forests and wide rivers.  

General

Argentina is called officially the Argentine Republic (República Argentina). Argentina is divided into six regions: Pampas, Mesopotamia, Chaco, northwest Argentina, Cuyo and Patagonia.

Government

Argentina is a presidential republic with a presidential system and a multiparty system.

Health

For Argentina no vaccinations are required. Please inquire for current recommended vaccinations at a vaccination clinic. In Argentina, the tap water is not drinkable for us. Buy bottled mineral water in the supermarket or kiosk. Watch out with ice cubes or just washed lettuce and vegetables. The medical care in Argentina is at a high level.

Inhabitants

Argentina has 42.5 (2013) million inhabitants.

Internet

In most places in Argentina internet is available, often wireless.

Language

The official language of Argentina is Spanish. Some indigenous people still speak their native language Quechua, Mapuche, Guaraní, Tobas and Matacos. In hotels, restaurants and sights one can also usually use English.

Money

In Argentina, one uses the Peso (ARS), which is divided into 100 centavos. For one euro you'll get 7.8 pesos (Sept. 2013). In many places you can find ATMs (cajeros Automáticos). Since 2002, prices have risen considerably in Argentina, Buenos Aires is a lot more expensive than the rest of Argentina. Money can be exchanged at exchange offices in large cities, casas de cambios, or banks.

National anthem

The Argentinian national anthem is called Himno Nacional Argentino and written by Vicente López y Planes. The music to which it is sung is composed by Blas Parera. The national anthem is sung since 1813.

Public transport

Argentina is a big country. Most places in the country are easily accessible by bus. There are some airlines that provide domestic flights. Trains in Argentina are cheaper than buses. But rail transport is slower and there are a lot less destinations. Buenos Aires has a subway system.

Religion

Argentina has freedom of religion. Most Argentines are Roman Catholic. Other Argentines are mainly Islamic, Jewish or hang no religion.  

Safety

Argentina is, especially when compared to other South American countries, quite safe. The emergency numbers in Argentina are: firefighters 100, police 101, ambulance 107. 

Smoking

Argentina has a strict ban on smoking in public for enclosed spaces. Also, tobacco advertising and sponsorship of cigarette brands are banned. Cigarettes can not be sold to people under eighteen. The sale of loose cigarettes, which is still common practice in Argentina, has stopped.

Telephony

The country code for Argentina is +54.

Tips

Giving a tip is customary in Argentina. In a bar or restaurant 10 to 15 percent is normal. For a taxi you can round up the price. Hotel staff, attentive shoeshine, gas station employees, self-appointed parking attendants, etc. expect a tip. service charge is often included in the hotel or restaurant bill. A tip of 5% is common.

Traffic

A few roads around Buenos Aires are toll roads. In the rest of the country the roads are freely accessible. On dirt trails, it is often nice to have a 4WD car. 

Weather/ climate

Argentina has different climates. In the west of Argentina is a dry temperate climate in the north subtropical in the south it is cool to sub-Antarctic. The north of the country lends itself throughout the year to visit. The daytime temperature varies from 15 degrees in winter to around 30 degrees in summer. Patagonia's summer (our winter) is the best season, with temperatures between 20 and 25 degrees and long daylight.

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