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Buenos Aires is the colourful capital of Argentina, filled with trendy neighbourhoods offering endless dining, shopping, and leisure opportunities, plus museums, street art, and awe-inspiring architecture. There’s no other city like Buenos Aires. Here you’ve got the enticing mix of Latin American and European cultural influences, and the city is believed to be the world’s tango capital. Brightsun Travel offers excellent prices on holidays to Buenos Aires. 

Foodies, rejoice! Buenos Aires Argentina boasts some of the finest steakhouses in the world, featuring mouth-watering dishes and extensive wine lists. The city is also renowned for its bargain flea markets, selling local clothing, antiques, jewellery, and handicrafts – perfect for souvenir shopping. Then there’s the dynamic Buenos Aires nightlife to look forward to, from trendy bars to rooftop lounges, historic pubs, live music venues, and tango bars hosting local Milongas.  

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Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires

1086/88 Posadas, C1011ABB Buenos Aires, Argentina

Bed and Breakfast 5 Nights
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Local Information & Travel Tips


Is Buenos Aires safe? 

Buenos Aires is generally considered a safe city for tourists, but like any major urban area, it has its share of crime, and it's important to stay vigilant. Here are some tips and insights regarding safety in Buenos Aires: 

Popular and generally safe neighbourhoods in Buenos Aires include Palermo, Recoleta, and San Telmo. These areas are well-patrolled and frequented by tourists, and when thinking about where to stay in Buenos Aires, you could consider one of these hotspots.  

Avoid certain potentially unsafe areas, especially at night, such as some parts of La Boca, Constitución, and Retiro. 

Petty crime such as pickpocketing and bag-snatching can occur in Buenos Aires, particularly in crowded areas like public transportation, markets, and tourist attractions. 

Keep local emergency numbers handy. The general emergency number in Buenos Aires is 911. 

Safety During Protests 

Buenos Aires frequently hosts demonstrations and protests, particularly around Plaza de Mayo and the Congreso area. These are usually peaceful but can become chaotic. It's best to avoid these areas during protests to stay safe. 

Best Restaurants in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is renowned for its culinary scene, offering a mix of traditional Argentine cuisine and innovative gastronomic experiences. Here are some top restaurants that are highly recommended: 

Don Julio 

Frequently cited as one of the best parrillas (steakhouses) in Buenos Aires, Don Julio in Palermo offers high-quality Argentine beef in a charming, rustic setting. Be sure to make a reservation as it’s incredibly popular.  


Known for its modern take on Argentine cuisine, Tegui, also located in Palermo, features a tasting menu that changes seasonally, showcasing the creativity of chef Germán Martitegui. 

El Preferido de Palermo 

This historic eatery combines a classic bodega and a modern restaurant, offering traditional Argentine dishes with a contemporary twist. It’s a great place to experience both the old and new flavours of Argentina with scenic river views. 

El Baqueano 

El Baqueano is a contemporary Argentine restaurant located in San Telmo, specialising in indigenous meats and local ingredients. The eatery provides a unique perspective on Argentine cuisine. The tasting menu is an exploration of lesser-known regional specialties. 


Aramburu in San Telmo offers an avant-garde approach to Argentine cuisine with a meticulously crafted multi-course tasting menu. Chef Gonzalo Aramburu’s innovative techniques and presentations are a highlight. 

Things to do and see in Buenos Aires

Top Buenos Aires Attractions

Plaza de Mayo 

This is the historic and political heart of Buenos Aires, surrounded by significant landmark buildings like the Casa Rosada (Presidential Palace), the Metropolitan Cathedral, and the Cabildo. 

La Boca 

This dynamic neighbourhood is home to colourful buildings and the famous Caminito street, filled with tango dancers, artists, and street performers. It’s also where you'll find La Bombonera, the iconic stadium of the Boca Juniors football team. 

Recoleta Cemetery 

This stunning cemetery is the final resting place of many notable Argentinians, including Eva Perón. It's known for its elaborate mausoleums and statues. 

Teatro Colón 

Teatro Colón is one of the world’s most renowned opera houses, offering impressive architecture and outstanding acoustics. Guided tours are available for a behind-the-scenes look. 

San Telmo 

This is the oldest neighbourhood in Buenos Aires, famous for its colonial buildings, antique shops, and the bustling San Telmo Market. The area comes alive on Sundays with the Feria de San Telmo, a popular antique fair. 


This trendy neighbourhood is divided into areas like Palermo Soho and Palermo Hollywood. It’s home to some beautiful parks and gardens, as well as stylish cafes, restaurants, and nightlife. 

Puerto Madero 

This modern waterfront district boasts sleek skyscrapers, upscale restaurants, and the scenic Puente de la Mujer bridge. It’s a great area for a stroll along the renovated docks. 

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes 

Buenos Aires’ National Museum of Fine Arts boasts an impressive collection of European and Argentine art, including works by Goya, Rembrandt, and Van Gogh. 

Jardín Japonés 

Jardín Japonés is one of the largest Japanese gardens outside Japan, offering a peaceful escape with its koi ponds, bonsai trees, and tea house. 

Daytrip Opportunities from Buenos Aires


It’s easy enough to travel from Buenos Aires to Montevideo – the capital of Uruguay, allowing you to tick another South American hotspot off your bucket list during your travels. Take the ferry to Uruguay across the Río de la Plata and look forward to visiting stunning beaches, historic architecture, and cultural attractions. 

Tigre and the Paraná Delta 

Approx 30 minutes' drive or an hour away by train from Buenos Aires, Tigre offers a unique experience with its network of waterways. You can take a boat tour through the lush delta, visit the Puerto de Frutos market, and explore the Museo de Arte Tigre. 

San Antonio de Areco 

This picturesque town is the heart of Argentine gaucho culture and is located around 1.5-2 hours from the city. Visit the Ricardo Güiraldes Gaucho Museum, stroll through the quaint streets, and enjoy a traditional Argentine barbecue at an estancia (ranch). 

Estancias in the Pampas 

Experience the traditional Argentine countryside by visiting an estancia. Many estancias offer day trips where you can enjoy horseback riding, gaucho shows, and an authentic asado barbecue. Popular estancias include Estancia Villa María and Estancia Santa Susana. 

Punta Indio 

This nature reserve offers beautiful landscapes, bird watching, and the chance to explore the Río de la Plata coastline. It’s situated approx. 2hrs from Buenos Aires. 

Weather in Buenos Aires

The Buenos Aires climate is humid and subtropical with hot summers and mild winters. 

Summer (December to February) 

Summers are hot and humid, with temperatures often reaching 30°C or higher. Rainfall is common, but usually in the form of short, intense thunderstorms. 

Autumn (March to May) 

Autumn brings milder temperatures, ranging from 15°C to 25°C. The weather is generally pleasant, making it a good time to visit. 

Winter (June to August) 

Winters are milder, with temperatures rarely dropping below 5°C and highs of around 15°C. Rainfall is less frequent, but it can be chilly. 

Spring (September to November)  

Spring is considered the best time to visit Buenos Aires, with mild and comfortable temperatures ranging from 15°C to 25°C. The city is often in full bloom, adding to its charm, with beautiful parks to explore and less crowds compared to the summer. 

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