Introducing Argentina

As seductive as a tango, as exhilarating as the fútbol, Argentina is a land of thrilling contrasts. Savour steak with a smooth glass of Malbec or spot wildlife in the wilds of Patagonia.

Practical Information

Capital city
Buenos Aires

Peso, (in $2, $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 notes)

Fire up the barbeque – enjoy steak, ribs or chorizo with chimichurri (a traditional herb, garlic and vinegar sauce).

Tipping etiquette
It’s not essential, but it’s polite to tip. 10% is the minimum

Saying hello
For a formal greeting, use “buenos dias”. Or, simply “hola” or “buen dia”

When To Go

Argentina is such a diverse country that there’s something happening in every season. As Argentina is in the southern hemisphere the seasons are reversed – so summers (December-February) are warm, while winters (May-August) can be cold. In the spring and autumn, Buenos Aires is alive with festivals and generally cooler. The summer is a great time to explore Patagonia on foot while, in the winter, there’s a unique, wild feel – as well as some excellent skiing. And the Lake District looks beautiful all year round, but particularly colourful in the autumn.

Top Tip from SLH

Order a ‘parrillada’ (mixed grill) to experience the Argentinian obsession with meat in all its glory.