Top areas in Buenos Aires
One of South America's most striking and successful cities, Buenos Aires is as cosmopolitan as it is nostalgic. From the high-rise hotels of Puerto Madero to the colonial architecture of Plaza de Mayo, this is a city of exciting contrasts. Given the economic uncertainties that plagued Argentina a few years ago, international travelers enjoy excellent value for money in the shops, restaurants and hotels of Buenos Aires.
Puerto Madero boasts some of the best upscale hotels in downtown Buenos Aires. Removed from the main sightseeing area, this district is best suited for business travelers and tourists who prefer sunsets over the port to rousing nightlife at their hotel's doorstep. The waterfront restaurants in this part of town are of particular note.
Recoleta is another excellent accommodation district, with its lovely colonial architecture. Even the district's name (which translates 'to remember') ignites the imagination, and it's impossible to walk the streets of Recoleta without being reminded of the glamorous days when Buenos Aires was dubbed the 'Paris of South America'. Exclusive boutiques and luxury hotels abound in this area.
The range of activities offered by Beunos Aires is both wide and surprisingly varied. The tango was born here, so visitors flock to exhibition halls and dance studios to watch or take lessons. The local dining scene benefits from the region's world-class wine and beef industry, and the cosmopolitan cultural scene includes great museum and theaters.
Ministro Pistarini International Airport is Buenos Aires' bustling gateway. It's also known as Ezeiza International Airport and offers flights to major cities across Europe and the Americas. Prepaid taxis connect to the city center, while business and short-term travelers are more likely to head to nearby airport hotels.
For more information on hotels and landmarks in the different areas of Buenos Aires, click on the interactive Buenos Aires map on the left-hand side of the page.