Buenos Aires
Autonomous, Argentina
  • It takes two Tango is the national dance of Argentina. By Jonathan Lewis from London (Last Tango in Buenos Aires) [CC-BY-SA-2.0] via Wikimedia Commons It takes two
    Tango is the national dance of Argentina.

It may take two to tango, but in Buenos Aires, you can have lots of fun visiting by yourself because you’re bound to meet a lot of warm people and make new friends quickly.  Buenos Aires, the second-largest metropolitan area in South America, is one of the world’s great cities and is said to have the best quality of life in Latin America.

Lots of cultural diversity

A major destination for tourists, Buenos Aires stands out for its rich cultural life, European-style architecture and, of course, the tango.  With more than three million people in the city and another 12 million in the metro area, Buenos Aires has 48 neighborhoods, or barrios, including Microcentro where visitors are near many historical spots; San Telmo and its colonial-style houses; the colorful, outgoing La Boca; the expensive Recoleta; and the hip Palermo.

When in Buenos Aires, try to catch a football game, dance the tango, learn how a gaucho lives, eat the country’s stellar beef and enjoy great local wine; and stroll through beautiful streets.


  • Humid subtropical

Physical Environment

  • City with at least one 50-story building


  • Ethnic restaurants
  • Local community theatre
  • Local professional symphony
  • Local professional ballet
  • Fine art museum
  • Active club/bar/music scene
  • Major public college in downtown
  • Local film festival


  • Leaning liberal


  • $$ -- Good value for your money


  • Professional sports
  • Year-round fitness swimming center
  • Biking, hiking, running trails
  • Downtown yoga studio
  • Casino gaming within 25 miles


  • Mixed-use, mixed-income neighborhoods
  • Safe bike corridors
  • Public squares
  • Vibrant public transportation system
  • International airport
  • Lots of downtown living space
  • Working farms within 25 miles


  • Community swimming pool
  • University teaching hospital
  • Public-assisted (govt.) health insurance
  • Emergency medical services within 25 miles