Argentina is home to some of the most fascinating wonders of the world. It features landscapes and cultural sites that have been declared World Heritage, like The Glaciers, Iguazú National Park, Valdés Peninsula, and La Quebrada de Humahuaca. Active travelers find their paradise in the vast and diverse territories of Argentina. Explore and walk through Patagonia; ride on horseback through the Andes or take in the stunning views of the majestic Iguazú Falls: any of these options will surely make for a memorable experience for visitors of all ages.


Because Argentina offers such a diverse topography and climates, it is a great year-round destination. The North West and North East have a wonderfully stable climate, with an average of 330 days of sunshine per year. Most visitors head south from November to March; but you can also enjoy Patagonia during Argentina’s winter, from June through September, when you can experience world-class skiing on the slopes of Ushuaia, Bariloche and San Martín de los Andes or marvel at the whales, penguins, sea lions and elephant seals on the Atlantic coast near Puerto Madryn.

The country’s highly developed hotel and transportation infrastructure makes it ideal for all kinds of travelers. Even in remote regions, one can find outstanding accommodations, from an intimate mountain hotel in the Iguazu rain forest, to a charming lodge in the heart of Patagonia. Hotels and restaurants in Argentina offer sophisticated comfort as well as the finest international and regional cuisines.

Argentina is a diverse and welcoming land, a pleasure to visit year-round. Take a look at the trips we offer and start dreaming of your next adventure.

Everything about money (Currency, ATMs, etc.)


The official Argentine currency is the Peso. There are bills of 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 pesos and coins of 1 peso and 1, 5, 10, 25, and 50 cents. You should be aware of counterfeit money.


Availability is generally good but you should not rely solely on using international debit cards bearing the Cirrus or Visa logos to access funds (in Argentine Pesos). IMPORTANT: In many cases your card is returned at the end of the transaction. DO NOT FORGET IT.


VISA, AMEX and MASTERCARD are accepted in most hotels and mayor shops and restaurants. Shops normally charge extra for the usage of the card or give important discounts for paying in cash. There are many restaurants that do not accept credit cards, they only work with cash.


Are accepted at most hotels, Banks and exchange houses (Casas de cambio) in main cities. They are not widely accepted outside the major cities.


US dollars /EUROS are not widely accepted outside the major tourist areas for cash transactions but it is worth bringing a small supply of dollars (small denominations) to exchange for pesos. Other currencies are not acceptable except at some banks and exchange houses.


These are normally open in the mayor cities from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm. In smaller towns banks open at 7.00/8.00 am and close at 1.00 pm. Banks are closed on week-ends and holidays.


When exchanging money, you are advised to use only authorised bureaux de change, rather than informal traders.

Climate & Weather


In winter major winds include the cool Pampero blowing on the flat plains of Patagonia and the Pampas after a cold front; a warm wind that can blow from the north in mid and late winter creating mild conditions; and the Zonda, a hot and dry wind (see also foehn wind), affecting west-central Argentina. Argentina also gets some snow in many southern and central places.


In Northern region, spring is very short, but progressively lasting more southwards (around 3 months at Buenos Aires' latitude). During mid-October a large variety of wild and urban flora fully blossom. Thunderstoms and hailstorms are frequent. Temperatures are mild and nights are cool.


In summer temperatures are more diverse, with an average of 9 °C (48.2 °F) in the south and 27 °C (80.6 °F) in the north. Temperatures can reach up to 45 °C (113 °F) in southern parts, but by a short period. Cold fronts are frequent, lowering temperatures as much as 15 °C (27.0 °F).


Is generally mild, windy and progressively lasting more southwards (around 3 months at Buenos Aires' latitude). Some forests and vineyards can bring along the autumn foliage, with its red and orange leafs, specially in mid-April. During these season, the arrival of night becomes noticeably earlier but later on it becomes a distraction.

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Country Basic Facts

  • Population: 40M
  • Capital: Buenos Aires
  • Language: Spanish
  • Area: 2,780,400 sq km
  • Currency: Argentine Peso (ARS)

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