Located on the western shoreline of the Rio de la Plata off the Atlantic coast, Buenos Aires is capital of Argentina and South America's second-largest metropolitan area. This bustling Latin American megacity is frequently called the "Paris of South America" in homage to its deep-rooted European heritage and soaring architecture. But the real Buenos Aires is a beautiful mix of European sensibilities and Latin American passion and cultural undertones.
What to see
Buenos Aires is full of expansive open green spaces and parks. A huge draw for both locals and tourists is the Palermo, a stunning area located along the northern edge of the city. This neighborhood includes plenty of walking grounds, Japanese and local botanical gardens, and a large lake with paddle boat rentals. The tree-lined cobblestone streets of the Palermo district are also peppered with plenty of hip restaurants, bars, bookstores and similar boutique shops to keep the wandering traveler happily occupied.
For a different view of the city, head to La Boca and catch a river cruise. This pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is constantly bustling with street vendors selling local, handcrafted arts and crafts. It's also the city's most famed district for the world-famous, Argentine-original dance: the tango. While on most any night of the year, travelers to La Boca can expect to see glimpses of professional Tango dancers prancing in the streets, the absolute best time to celebrate the country's dance of choice is in August. Each year, hundreds of thousands of tango-lovers descend on Buenos Aires for an 18-day World Tango Festival.
What to do
Even if you're not a tango-lover, there's plenty of other exciting things to do in this South American metropolis. Get a real taste of the city by signing up for a local-based food tours. These tours lead domestic and foreign tourists around different neighborhoods to taste traditional Argentine cuisine at some of the city's best hole-in-the-wall establishments.
Or, if you're a vino more than a foodie, book yourself on a wine tour. After all, Buenos Aires and Argentina are known around the world for their stunning selection of wine. The most famous being the Mendoza, which receives its unique taste due to the region's high altitude, special volcanic soils, and nearness to the Andes Mountains.
When to visit
The best times to visit Buenos Aires, Argentina is during the temperate fall (between March and May) and the spring (between September and November).
InterContinental Buenos Aires brings 1930s sophistication and service to Old Town. It’s easy to feel the Argentinean spirit when you’re so close to cultural mainstays such as tango academies, theatres, traditional coffee shops and the San Telmo area. The financial district and the famous Florida shopping street are within walking distance.
Surrounded by a natural and healthy environment, our perfect location will place you strategically close to the Ezeiza International Airport and Downtown Buenos Aires. Our amenities include a Fitness Center with Spa, Convention Center, Outdoor Pool and three different dining options.
The Hotel is located inside a gated community, that consists of 118 hotel rooms and suites, extensive banquet and meeting facilities of 2000 sq meters together with a Business Center, two restaurants and two bars plus other leisure facilities such as Health Club & Spa of 800 sq meters, outdoor pool, Kids Club.,exclusive Polo Fields, tennis courts and soccer fields.
Located in the north of the city of Buenos Aires, just 35 minutes from downtown, is the only hotel in Argentina which can be reached by land and river. It has 149 spacious rooms and 6 meeting rooms with natural light. Among its unique services, it has access to the only golf course with 18 holes par 72 in the area, designed by Jack Nicklaus.
This hotel is convenient for both the Microcentro and Retiro/Recoleta areas. The rooms are on the small side, but very clean (and some of the high-floor, riverview rooms even have balconies). The[More]
breakfast is adequate - nothing special, but filling and convenient. The real reason to stay here, though, is the staff, who are happy to answer questions, make inquiries and generally make your stay as easy as possible. [Less]
We greatly enjoyed our recent stay at the InterContinental Buenos Aires hotel. All of the staff were excellent!! I was immediately recognized as an Ambassador Platinum member and treated very well[More]
throughout my stay. They were always very friendly and helpful from the time at check-in through check-out. In fact, they were great even before arriving, as the Concierge staff arranged for car service from the airport, along with a couple of nice tours. Club Lounge staff were always friendly and helpful; I greatly enjoyed the Club Lounge amenities. The hotel is in a great location, safe and convenient to Plaza de Mayo, and many other key sites in Buenos Aires. It was 25 Mayo Celebration weekend during my visit which filled the city with people and made my visit even more exciting and memorable. The hotel staff handled everything exceptionally well and eased any/all of the worries that I possibly had during my first visit to Buenos Aires. Thank you IC BA. I hope to return for another enjoyable stay soon. [Less]