Useful info for first-timers to Argentina

Iguazu Falls Nouhailler/Flickr

Iguazu Falls ©Nouhailler/Flickr

If you’ve never been to Argentina before, it is good to find out some useful info before traveling. The wine, the tango, the architecture, the fishing, the skiing, the mountaineering, the literature, the clubbing, the beef – these all are combined to describe the best of Argentina. Be prepared for one of the most exciting journeys of your life. Argentina is a truly remarkable country, with many destinations that will blow your mind. Do you need some tips for what is meritorious to visit in this immense country? Read the following guide. Below I will present you some useful info for first-timers to Argentina.


You’ve surely heard about the Argentine Tango. It is one of the world’s most popular and most sophisticated dances. You should also give a try. There are innumerable venues where you can dance Tango, not to mention the great dance schools. Besides, there are numerous venues where you can watch Tango shows. Two great venues of Buenos Aires are Club Gricel and Confitería Ideal.


Argentine wine is world renowned. There are immense wine producing regions in the country, with the most important one in the province of Mendoza. The province is packed of wineries and vineyards. There are offered fantastic wine tours in the region. You can easily visit 5 or 6 wineries per day. If you love wine, I suggest you to make a wine tour. You won’t regret it.

Wines at Vines of Mendoza longhorndave/Flickr

Wines at Vines of Mendoza ©longhorndave/Flickr


Argentina is well-known for its beef. Local people eat a lot of beef. If you would also like to taste it, go to a parrilla. Some of the most popular beef dishes are: bife de chorizo, bife de lomo, bife de costilla, ojo de bife, cuadril, vacío, tira de asado and so on.

Major cities

The most significant cities of Argentina are the following: Buenos Aires (the capital city), Mendoza, Cordoba, Ushuaia, Bariloche, Rosario, La Plata, Salta, Mar del Plata and so on. All of these urban destinations are remarkable and very attractive for tourists. The most popular is of course the capital city.

Buenos Aires is a buzzing city, with innumerable cultural landmarks, great nightlife spots, restaurants and others. Ushuaia is famous for being the southernmost city of the world, while Bariloche is a popular ski resort. Mendoza is famous for its wine, while Cordoba gives home to the World Heritage Site of the Jesuit Block.

Walking in the Caminito, Buenos Aires Marc_Smith/Flickr

Walking in the Caminito, Buenos Aires ©Marc_Smith/Flickr

Main attractions and destinations

Besides the previously mentioned cities, Argentina is home to numerous fantastic cultural and natural tourist destinations. Some of the most attractive ones are: the Iguazu Waterfalls, the Los Glaciares National Park, the Andes, the Valdes Peninsula, the Tierra del Fuego National Park, the Los Alerces National Park, the Nahuel Huapi National Park, numerous other national parks, lakes, beaches, ski resorts, mountains and other sights.

Iguazu Falls Nouhailler/Flickr

Iguazu Falls ©Nouhailler/Flickr


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