Argentina has many peculiarities that have traveled the world in the mouth of its visitors. The developed personality of its people, friendly, fun and effusive; the typical gastronomy that goes from the roast to the mate, passing through the regional dishes and snacks with dulce de leche; traditional dances such as tango, dance of couples at a rate of 2 by 4 that was born in Buenos Aires in the nineteenth century and today is spread internationally, or folklore, with the different choreographic forms that it adopts in each region; the passion for football and fanaticism for its main clubs and players, Boca Juniors and River Plate being the most popular, which fill stadiums and provoke proliferating demonstrations of fanaticism in each of their meetings; Typical games like the Trick, card game in which luck and the ability to lie or deceive the adversary prevail, or horse games on the outskirts of the city that reveal the strong influence of Spanish culture and the persistence of old traditions; and, of course, the personality that each particular region knew how to maintain and strengthen over the years.
Lightweight clothing is generally all that is required in the north, whereas warm clothes are certainly necessary in the south, up in the mountains and during winter months in the central area. It is sensible to carry waterproofs in all areas and bring a good sunblock.
Weather, Climate and Geography
Summer (December – February, average highs of 28C/83F, average lows of 17C/63F)
Fall (March- May, average highs of 22C/72F, average lows of 14C/57F)
Winter (June – August, average highs of 15C/59F, average lows of 7C/47F)
Spring (September- November, average highs of 22C/72F, average lows of 14C/57F)
The Argentine Republic, with almost 3.8 million km2, is located in the Southern Hemisphere of the American continent. Its 3,800 km long range from 22º to 55º South latitude. It borders Uruguay, Paraguay, Brazil, Bolivia and Chile on its borders and with the Atlantic Ocean to the east. The country is divided tourism in 6 regions and politically in 24 provinces.
It is common to describe Argentina for its striking contrasts, products of its rich and varied geography. From the Cordillera de los Andes to the west, which borders the country from north to south on the border with Chile, with its maximum peak at 6,960.8 meters with Aconcagua, to the Pampas plain and the Atlantic coast, passing through mountains, Numerous forests, jungles, deserts and fertile valleys, the biodiversity of ecosystems also facilitates the development of a rich fauna and flora. Many of the natural sites found in the country have been protected as areas or reserves, as well as national parks. Some of the main landmarks of nature have access to greater recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Coinciding with its main characteristic based on diversity, Argentina has a wide climatic variety. Temperate and humid in the Pampas plain, cold and humid in western Patagonia, subtropical in Mesopotamia and warm in the Northwest. The highest elevations in all latitudes are those that experience colder conditions, with an arid and snowy mountain climate, where thermal amplitude is another common feature.
Passport & Visas
A visa for Argentina is not required by nationals referred to in the chart above for touristic stays of up to 90 days. As of August 2018, Americans, Australians and Canadians also do not need to pay a reciprocity fee like it was in the past. Nationals not referred to in the chart above are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements.
Types and Cost For nationals requiring a tourist visa, the cost is US$50.