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Trip List by JFKLGA

Buenos Aires, Argentina Baby! A Budget Traveler's Paradise!

Jun 3, 2006  Native New Yorker 40M
4.0 of 5 stars based on 12 votes

Relaxing, Eating, Shopping, Sightseeing...

  • Explore locations featured in this Trip List: Buenos Aires, Tigre
  • Category: Recent trip
  • Traveler type: Culture, Sightseeing, Shopping
  • Appeals to: Business travelers, Couples/romantics, Honeymooners, Singles, Families with teenagers, Students, Budget travelers, Tourists
  • Seasons: Spring, Fall
  • 1. BoBo Hotel
    BoBo Hotel, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal District
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    Avg price: $157

    Awesome boutique hotel in Palermo Soho. Great location, staff, restaurant, personal attention and service! It is nice to be greeted by first name. There are only seven rooms, so try to book in advance. Staying here for five nights was a highlight of my trip and I highly recommended it!

  • 2. Palermo Soho

    Cool, hip, quiet up-and-coming neighborhood with lots of boutique shopping, restaurants, bars & cafes. A mix of old and new. Buenos Aires equivalent to NYC's Soho, but without the big labels. No Gucci, Prada, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, etc. The best place to stay in Buenos Aires. Away from the hustle & bustle, noise, pollution and traffic, but close enough to everything. Great for strolling around, shopping, eating and relaxing. Luxury condos are going up and I would love to see how it develops in five years from now!

  • 3. Exchange Rate

    1 US Dollar = 3 Argentine Pesos. Due to the great exchange rate everything is 1/3 the cost. Eat like a king. Great restaurants are extremely affordable here as are denim jeans, shirts, cab rides, almost everything. Budget Traveler's will love this place!

  • 4. Maria Fulo Restaurant

    Brazilian Restaurant on Cabrera in Palermo Soho. Excellent food, atmosphere. One of my favorites!

  • 5. La Cabrera Restaurant

    Argentine parrilla on Cabrera in Palermo Soho, corner of Thames. Awesome grilled steaks, pork, etc. Order the Caprese salad (serves two) and the grilled pork. Fine, but casual dining. Huge, full meal with a bottle of wine will cost about $42 USD for two. Worth the trip! Next door to Maria Fulo.

  • 6. Gurruchaga Street in Palermo Soho

    Best location for hip, trendy, upscale male fashion. Cool denim jeans for $50-70USD. Visit Airborn, Inside, Reve, Bokura & Felix. Great neighborhood for trendy woman's fashion too. Quiet on weekdays and bustling with on the weekend. A great scene!

  • 7. Recoleta Cemetery

    Not your typical cemetery. No grass or tomb stones. Beautiful, grand mausoleums. Final resting place for the wealthy including Eva Peron. A must-see, top attraction!

  • 8. La Boca
    La Boca, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal District

    Extremely colorful tourist area. Filled with painted buildings, restaurants, cafes, tacky souvenir shops, street tango dancers. Will not take much time to see, but you should go especially for the great store signage with fantastic colors and lettering. A graphic designers paradise! Makes for great picture taking.

  • 9. Buenos Aires Design Center

    Contemporary kitchen, bathroom, furniture, home furnishing design showrooms. It's like the NYC version of the A&D/D&D buildings, but in a shopping mall setting. The layout is great and very inviting. Next to the Recoleta Cemetary. The Hard Rock Cafe is above, but I am not suggesting you go there...unless you want to.

  • 10. Tigre & the Delta boat tour
    Tigre, Province of Buenos Aires

    Quick getaway from the city, this short ride to the town of Tigre is a must. Great for shopping the outdoor markets for home furnishings, wood & wicker, vases, candles, etc. Think Pier One. There are some great deals on things here. The best place for non-tacky gifts. Afterwards, take a boat tour of the Delta community of hundreds or thousands of little islands where homes are built on stilts and surrounded by water. Very unique. Make sure you take a tour boat and not a water taxi. My "tour" took us on the water taxi and it was annoying to frequently stop for grocery and mail drops, passenger loading and unloading, etc. Otherwise it was nice to see.