When is the best time to fly to Buenos Aires?
Though the holidays will hardly bring about a Buenos Aires flight that won’t break the bank, celebrating under the Argentine sun is an experience worth every peso. The months of December, January and February are full of long days that lead into nights at a boliche (discotheque) that’ll inevitably conclude with breakfast at a cafetería (coffee shop).
Argentine Independence Day, on July 9, also draws a huge crowd to the capital city for revelry and remembrance.
With study abroad programs in Buenos Aires becoming more and more popular with secondary schools and colleges around the world, students will be booking flights to Buenos Aires for January, February and July in order to begin their autumn and spring semesters, respectively.
The population of Argentina is predominantly Catholic, which is why Semana Santa (Holy Week) is observed for the week preceding Easter. Finding accommodation or cheap flights to Buenos Aires surrounding this period may be difficult, seeing as many Argentines abroad return home to visit and spend time with family.
For travellers planning on a holiday in Buenos Aires that’ll land them in a sun-drenched city on the autumnal cusp, book flights to Buenos Aires for March or April before or after Semana Santa (Holy Week).
Winter, June through August, is chilly, wet and has fewer visitors. Flights to Buenos Aires will be cheaper during this period.
The most European city in South America - Buenos Aires - has been enjoying a revival with the rise of hip new neighbourhoods and the inception of trendy hotels and restaurants. Luring visitors with its grand avenues and magnificent architecture, the city rivals any other cosmopolitan city with its charm and sophistication.
The best way to really explore the city is on foot. Stroll through the cobbled streets and stop by Plaza de Mayo, the most important spot in the city. It was here in 1810 where the May Revolution began and where the beloved Evita greeted the crowds from the balcony of the famous Casa Rosada.
Porteños (Buenos Aires residents) are passionate by nature, especially when it comes to their football and tango. La Bombonera stadium is where all the boisterous games take place and is home to Boca Juniors, the team that launched Diego Maradona’s career. To experience authentic tango head to San Telmo and walk in to one of its many Milongas (tango halls) that line the streets. Lessons are offered by professional Milongueros, or wait for a quick nod from another dancer – that’s the unspoken invitation for the next dance.