Congress of the Argentine Nation

Congress of the Argentine Nation

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Motorhoming in Buenos Aires

Photo by jmpznz (Flickr Creative Commons)Club de Pescadores and pier on the Río de la Plata Photo by jmpznz (Flickr Creative Commons)

Buenos Aires is a city that should be on everyone’s list of ‘must’ places to visit, it has so much to see and do.  It’s also a place to sit, and watch the locals go about their daily lives.  It may be a city, but the Argentineans seem in no rush, an attitude which no doubt rub off on its visitors if they stay long enough, so before you relax too much, here’s a few pointers for your motorhome rental or campervan hire holiday in Buenos Aires.

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There isn’t really a lot of choice when it comes to staying in Buenos Aires itself; well in fact, there’s no choice, as there is only one site!  It’s the municipal campsite at La Reserva Natural del Iberá - Lagunas y Esteros del Iberá, the nature reserve on the coast.  The site has all the facilities you’ll need however, showers, somewhere to cook and electricity, so you’ll still be very comfortable.  The other options are to stay in a hotel for your first couple of nights in Buenos Aires and the collect your motorhome rental or campervan hire vehicle before heading out into the rest of the country, or drive out to one of the ranches outside the city, overnight there and then come back into the city to visit.
Top things to see and do

Choose one of the Dinner Tango Shows, some even offer a free tango lesson beforehand.  There are lots of operators to choose from offering everything from the large productions, to the intimate smaller establishments which feel more authentic.  Whichever you prefer, make sure you get transportation and drinks included and make a night of it.  This really is a must do in event in the city.

For something a little different try your hand at polo, yes it’s possible even for beginners.  You get taught the rules of the game, how to ride, and most importantly how not to fall off!  By the end of the day you be playing in a real game, its great fun.  If you are visiting BA in the autumn or spring there are also opportunities to watch a professional game,  this should have been entitled ‘one for the girls’ because of all those lovely, fit, handsome, bronze, men…

Take a FREE tour of the city.  Local guides offer a choice of two free tours, one at 11am the other at 5pm from the Plaza del Congresso, under the blue sign saying free city tour.  The tour tells you all about the history and stories of the people of the city.  The tour lasts just over 2 hours with lots of stops, so it’s not strenuous.

Visit the Cementerio de la Recoleta.  The Recoleta Cemetery is the final resting place of many of Argentina's most famous citizens including Eva Peron, but it’s just not her grave that’s ornate.  The cemetery has hundreds of luxurious and grand tombs, it might be a graveyard, but it’s very beautiful.

Finally, for wine lovers visit one of the bodegas for a wine tasting session.  Sessions are taken in both Spanish and English which last around two hours, this normally includes tasting 5 or 6 wines, and sometimes accompanied by some ‘nibbles’.  

There are so many more places to visit in Buenos Aires for visitors on a motorhome rental or campervan hire holiday, but perhaps these few have given you a taster of what’s in store on your holiday here.

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