Buenos Aires
Argentina
By Christopher Feddersen

Buenos Aires, Argentina’s largest city, is a cultural powerhouse of South America. The people of Buenos Aires, or porteños, are known the world over for their passions for steak, wine, tango, theater, polo and football. This cultural richness is packaged in a city that looks and feels European and has garnered the city the nickname “Paris of South America."

WhatsCheaper.com welcomes you to make Buenos Aires your next travel destination. The city can be reached through Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) or, within South America, through regional airport Jorge Newbery (AEP). Please go to the link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/flight.php) to book your flight to Buenos Aires with WhatsCheaper.com. The city offers a wide range of hotels to choose from. Go to the following link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) where you can access WhatsCheaper.com’s hotel finder to search for top hotels in the city.

In order to taste the various cultural flavors of Buenos Aires and see its diverse architecture, WhatsCheaper.com recommends that you visit some of its eclectic and distinct neighborhoods.

The neighborhood of Recoleta is an exclusive and fashionable area where you will find cafes and trendy boutique stores along tree-lined avenues. Not to miss is the La Recoleta Cemetery. Here you will find Eva Peron’s final resting place as well as the ornately sculpted tombs of Argentina’s wealthiest families.

The city’s newest neighborhood, Puerto Madero, is comprised of fashionably modern loft apartments and offers visitors fine evening dining in its wide variety of restaurants and riverside cafes. Here you can also board the Argentine warship Fragata Escuela Presidente Sarmiento and enjoy its accompanying naval museum.

A step back in time, the San Telmo neighborhood appears as it was more than one hundred years ago with cobblestone streets and ironwork street lamps. The area’s many bookstores, antique shops and tango bars spill over onto the streets during weekends into a street fair making it one of Buenos Aires’ must see attractions.

The Mataderos neighborhood is where Buenos Aires retains its ranching culture. It is here that cattle were brought into the city and sold. There is still a working livestock market and every Sunday the folksy Feria de Mataderos shows you the culture of the gauchos.

The La Boca neighborhood runs along the city’s historic port area and is known for its heavy immigrant influences. Vestiges of that character make the neighborhood particularly charming with bright, multi-colored homes and unique cuisine, art and music. Stroll along the Caminita promenade and enjoy cafes and open air tango performances. La Boca is also the home of the world-class La Boca Juniors football team. Take part in Argentine football revelry at La Bombonera stadium where Diego Maradona played.

Finally, the area of Plaza de Mayo where Argentines won their independence in 1810, houses the seat of Argentina’s government administration. This is where you will find the President’s office, the city’s major cathedral and the vibrant political voices of the country such as the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo in their recognizable white head scarves. The Museo Del Bicentenario behind the Casa Rosada, or pink house, illustrates the history of the country through its presidents and is a top recommendation of WhatsCheaper.com. You may also reserve tickets there for tours of the Casa Rosada itself and see the balcony where Eva Peron made her famous public address and became the setting for the song “Don’t Cry for me Argentina” from the musical Evita. In front of the museum and palace you will find the changing of the palace guards which is enjoyable to watch and occurs every hour on the hour.

WhatsCheaper.com reminds you that while in Buenos Aires you are in one of the richest culinary cities in the world with renowned asado barbecue beef served in pamilla restaurants found all around the city. This unbelievably tender meat, the pride of Argentina, pairs perfectly with Argentina’s award-winning wines.
For nightlife, consider taking tango classes at one of the city’s many tango salons welcoming visiting tourists. In the evenings the partly wooden subway system or subte becomes less crowded and is a charming way to get around town. Remember that porteños dine late and so some nightlife may not begin until after midnight. There are interesting bars and nightclubs throughout the city, but for larger dance clubs and creative live music performances any night of the week, head to the Costanera, Recoleta, or Palermo neighborhoods.

To experience this fascinating city for yourself, just click on the links above to plan your Buenos Aires vacation with WhatsCheaper.com.

MUST SEE IN Buenos Aires LIST:

  • 1. Teatro Colon Opera House
  • 2. Historic CafeTortoni
  • 3. Plaza de Mayo
  • 4. San Telmo Market
  • 5. La Boca
  • 6. Obelisco
  • 7. Mataderos
  • 8. Palermo
  • 9. Puerto Madero
  • 10. El Ateneo Bookstore

Buenos Aires EVENT CALENDAR:

  • 1. Fiesta de las Murgas - February
  • 2. Fashion Week - February
  • 3. International Book Fair - April
  • 4. Lovable Buenos Aires - July
  • 5. Rural Expo - July
  • 6. Theater Festival - September
  • 7. Tango Festival - October
  • 8. Open Polo Championships - November
  • 9. Buenos Aires Museum Night - November
  • 10. El Dia Nacional de Tango - December

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Park Tower Hotel
Avenida Leandro N. Alem 1193 Buenos Aires, Argentina
By Genoa O'Brien

Just steps away  from the world renowned, Florida St pedestrian shopping district, Park Tower certainly has is finger on the pulse and passion of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Part of the Luxury Collection by Starwood, Park Tower Hotel is a downtown mainstay for those who want to revel in comfort, bliss, and high living.

Though the property is easily accessed via public transit, start your foray into luxury right at your departure gate. The 24 hr concierge can happily arrange for private cars that wisk you right up to the front desk. Rates very by number of passengers. Deluxe shuttle service or Rental cars can also be provided, and  parking is available at a daily rate.

Check in begins at 3 p.m. and Park Tower offers four room types to choose from. Take your pick of, deluxe, grand deluxe, corner suite or terrace suite. If outstanding views top your list, rooms on the 15th floor and above offer panoramic scenes of the Rio de la Plata. All rooms offer, 24 hr butler service, in-room dinning,  and with the exclusion of deluxe rooms, complimentary Wi-Fi.

Once you get settled, if you can tear yourself away from the breathtaking accommodations, Park Tower lays claim to an array of amenities to keep you pampered and entertained.The property features one of the largest fitness centers of any hotel. Apart form standard free weights and workout machines, the facility offers a putting green, saunas, lighted tennis courts, and personal trainers. If retail therapy is your idea of cardio, visit the hotel shopping arcade. Stroll along the boutiques,salon, and specialty stores carrying everything from fine wine to leather goods. When you're ready for a bite, book a table at either of the hotel's superior dinning experiences. While the "Lobby Lounge" is a low key coffee and cocktail spot, the St. Regis Restaurant is a spectacular display of international cuisine, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner in an elegant atmosphere. If you're stepping into the city stay connected via mobile phones that can be rented through the concierge and billed directly to your room.

When your first-class stay has reached it's end, check out is at 12 p.m. and though you may be a bit glum about your departure, you'll soon cheer up when you relive the memory of magnificent Beunos Aires and  Park Tower Hotel. Click on the following link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) and let WhatsCheaper.com help you book your stay today. 

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Hotel Sofitel Buenos Aires
Arroyo 841, Capital Federal, C1007AAB - Buenos Aires, Argentina
By Gayle M. Cottrill

Nestled in an area devoted to art in all its forms, the Hotel Sofitel Buenos Aires fits right in with its contemporary French architecture and design, mixed in with classic Argentinean style. The hotel is easy to get to by all means of public transportation and is only two miles from Jorge Newbery Airport. If you have some time to spare before checking in at 3 p.m., leave your bags with the concierge and multilingual staff and walk to nearby museums and shops or explore the Plaza de Mayo, a historic square where Argentina declared its independence.  Or, relax in the hotel at Café Arroyo or La Bibliothèque bar and take advantage of free Wi-fi and enjoy a refreshing drink or snack.

There are various styles of rooms and suites at Hotel Sofitel. You can choose a room with either one king or queen sized bed or two single twins. The suites have the same options, but also offer two or more rooms for a more luxurious stay. Some rooms can be adjoined to create a separate room for children. The rooms follow the same modern French décor of the entire hotel and many offer city or river views. Wi-fi is available in every room along with a full color, cable TV and minibar. Twenty-four hour room service is also available for all rooms and suites.

Along with an indoor heated pool, sauna, and fitness center, Hotel Sofitel offers services for any business need including copying and printing documents and exchanging money. Staff translators are also available to help with foreign business matters. For family fun, the hotel staff will help you plan and find the perfect excursion for everyone.

Before check out at 12 p.m., end your first-class stay at Hotel Sofitel with a leisurely breakfast at Le Sud, the hotel’s restaurant that boasts a rich blend of French and Argentinean cuisine. Your trip to Beunos Aires will be unforgettable at Hotel Sofitel. Click on the following link and let WhatsCheaper.com help you book today: (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

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Sheraton Buenos Aires Hotel & Convention Center
San Martin 1225/1275, Buenos Aires, Argentina
By D. Gregory Perrin

During your next visit to Buenos Aires, Argentina, WhatsCheaper.com highly recommends staying at the Sheraton® Buenos Aires Hotel & Convention Center. This hotel is located around 25 minutes from the Ezeiza Airport. Travelers can utilize a taxi or rent a car to get to the hotel. Check in at the hotel begins at 3 p.m. or after on the day of arrival into Buenos Aires.

The Sheraton® has ample room for a large number of guests with its 742 rooms throughout the hotel. Guests can chose between many different room and suite types including: Classic Room, Club Room, Premier Suite, San Martin Suite and more. Cribs are available for guests who are traveling with an infant. The hotel also offers babysitting services for guests at a fee. There is a color television in each room with satellite reception as well as pay per view movies available. The hotel offers high speed wireless internet for a nightly fee. Guests can keep their valuables in the in-room safe.

There are two pools available for guests including both an indoor and outdoor pool. The hotel knows how important fitness is to guests and offers a center for exercise. The fitness center has cardio equipment as well as free weights. The hotel has a tennis court available for guests with equipment rentals as well as lessons available at a fee. The Link@Sheraton Lounge offers internet service and a place for guests to relax. Guests of the hotel in the city for work can utilize the business center to accommodate all of their needs. There is fax, printing, secretarial services, videoconferencing services and more.

Guests can wake up in the morning to enjoy a delicious breakfast in the Sheraton® Club Lounge. Check out from the hotel is at 12 p.m. Overall, WhatsCheaper.com knows you will just love your stay at the Sheraton Buenos Aires Hotel & Convention Center. Click this link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) to get started today.

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