Argentina travel guide

Get the down-low on Argentina in our handy travel guide – find out the best places to go, Argentina travelling information, things to see and do, some helpful phrases, the dos and don’ts, plus a load more about Argentina tourism so you can make the most out of your trip!

Argentina has a great mix of friendly people, delicious food and unforgettable landscapes.  Tuck into an enormous steak for dinner with a glass of local wine.  Learn to tango at one of the lively milongas (tango clubs) and dance the night away.  Snow-lovers will spend their days skiing or snowboarding down the slopes of the Andes. While in Buenos Aires go wild and give the credit card a pounding.  Be dazzled by the sheer power of Iguaçu Falls, a spectacular natural wonder not to be missed.

Argentina fast facts


Languages spoken
Spanish is the official language and is spoken by the great majority of Argentinians. 
English, French and Italian are also spoken throughout the country.

Name: Peso
Code: ARS
Symbol: $

The electrical current in Argentina is 220V and the cycle is 50 Hz.  The v-shaped prongs are standard.

Time zones
GMT –3
Daylight savings means clocks go forward one hour from mid-March to mid-October.

Country dialling code

Measurements and weights

*The Small Print
We’ve tried to make this destination guide as accurate as possible but please double check the essentials like visas, health and safety, airport information etc with the relevant authorities before you travel.  STA Travel takes no responsibility for loss, injury or inconvenience caused as a result of this guide.  All prices listed are in the currency of the destination, unless otherwise stated.

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