Argentina is a huge South American country, which is well known for its snow-capped Andes Mountains, dramatic glaciers, pampas grasslands (where the beef cattle graze) and rolling vineyards – what a beautiful setting for your Argentina honeymoon? Buenos Aires sits on its fringe but is definitely the capital with a big heart! Couples looking for an active honeymoon in Argentina will love the adventure activities, such as fishing, skiing, mountaineering and rambling – as well as extreme sports! Food is important in Argentina and the steaks are brilliant and cooked to perfection in the Panillas – grill restaurants. Evenings are late as things don’t usually get going until midnight and there is plenty of great music to enjoy and the tango to dance.
An Argentina honeymoon package offers plenty for newlyweds to do to create unforgettable experience to cherish for years to come. The Andes run most of the length of the western side of the country. Quebrada de Humahuaca is in the north west of the mountains and is protected by UNESCO. It is an amazing canyon surrounded by mountains and is well worth seeing. The Pento Moreno Glacier is one of the world’s most accessible snow fields and is situated in the Los Glaciares National Park, whilst the Iguazu Falls are right on the border and really are impressive. Tierra del Fuego is on many visitors lists as these islands really give an ‘end of the world’ experience as the next stop further south is the Antarctic! There are plenty of stories about shipwrecks and mysterious events and it is an interesting place to visit.
Buenos Aires is perfect for lovers and a very special thing to do is to take a helicopter ride over the capital. There are plenty of excellent restaurants for romantic dinners and of course the favourite choice is beef and a glass of Argentinian wine – a Cabernet or Malbec. Take a romantic stroll along Puerto Mandera and the old port area has been totally revamped with good bars and restaurants. Whilst you are in Argentina you must try dancing the Tango! This stylish, sexy dance is great fun and there is the chance to grab some free lessons at the bandstand in Barrancas de Belgrano Park in the heart of the city on a Sunday evening about 6 pm. If you would rather watch tango, the tango halls have shows from 11pm onwards.
If you are a wine buff, a visit to Maipu near Mendoza has a number of wineries, plus an olive oil factory and several gourmet businesses – what a fun way to spend the afternoon, as there are plenty of samples to indulge in on your honeymoon…
When is the best time to visit Argentina?
Generally the Springtime months – October – mid-December and Autumn which is April – mid-June as the weather is good and there are no crowds. Argentina is a huge country so each area varies a little. The North of Argentina can be divided into three zones The Iguazu Falls area is tropical so warm and humid all year through. Further West in Salter, the weather is much drier with a daily average temperature of 17ºC and further west again, the Atacama Desert is one of the driest places in the world, but at night, the temperature really drops. Avoid the summer months there as the temperature can be higher than 40º. In the central area, where Buenos Aires is situated, the months of December – February are lovely with an average temperature of 18ºC but try and avoid the winter months which can be really wet. If you are travelling to southern Argentina – Petagonia and Tierra del Fuego, the months of December- March are lovely as the days are much longer but the temperature at 5ºC is quite low.
What is the currency in Argentina?
The Argentine Peso (ARS) is the currency in Argentina.
How long does it take to fly to Argentina?
The flight time from London to Buenos Aires, the capital, is 13 hours 40 minutes non-stop, the quickest flight with one stop is 16 hours.
What is the time difference in Argentina?
London UK is four hours ahead of Buenos Aires.
What language is spoken in Argentina?
Spanish is the official language, although it is very different from the Spanish spoken in Spain. Italian German English and French are also spoken and most people working in the travel trade do speak a little English. Interestingly, there are about 40 languages spoken in Argentina and some of them are almost extinct.
Do I need a visa to visit Argentina?
If you are travelling to Argentina on a UK passport, you do not need a Visa and can stay there for up to 90 days, but you must have a return air ticket. For up-to-date travel requirements and advice, please visit the official FCO website here.