There are three companies that run ferry trips from Buenos Aires to Colonia: Buquebus, its subsidiary, Seacat; and Colonia Express. All companies offer rides that take 1hr 15 mins.
There are great benefits in renting a car if your plan is to visit other parts of the vast Argentinean territory. If you are travelling with your family or a big group of friends, renting a car may be the cheapest and most comfortable way of discovering the breath-taking landscapes of our country. It will certainly give you more freedom and flexibility to plan your trip the way you want.
If you are just staying in the City of Buenos Aires we don’t recommend renting a car because streets are busy and the public transportation is cheap and works very good. Check here to learn how to move around in Buenos Aires.
The straight-forward answer is yes. UBER is indeed available in Buenos Aires although there is much controversy over it, as there has been around the world.
In Argentina, cash is king. Given the several financial problems in the last decades, Argentinians make most of their daily transactions in cash. Many places don’t take credit cards and unfortunately there are very high commissions for taking cash out of the ATM. This is quite annoying for travellers visiting our country who are usually used to pay everything with credit card or just take cash out of the ATM. Many places take credit cards, such as hotels or big stores obviously, but you have to know that many restaurants, small shops or services such as taxis, vendors, etc. won’t have a system for credit card payments.
- INFORMALITY IS THE RULE.
Argentines are very open people and like chatting a lot. It is normal to engage in conversation when buying something, taking a cab or any situation. It is common for people that you just met to tell you things about their family, friends or are willing to hear about your feelings, thoughts or whatever you want to share with them. While in some countries this can be rude, in Argentina it is very normal. Just take it easy and know it is not mandatory to share back!
Where to Stay in Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires is overwhelmingly big, so as you are planning your visit, you might feel a bit confused as regards where to stay. If you want to stay in safe and easy-to-get neighborhoods that are near the main attractions of the city, this post has been written for you.
In Buenos Aires you will find two different airports. One for the international flights, Ezeiza Ministro Pistarini; and the other one for domestic and regional flights, Jorge Newbery Aeroparque (Brasil, Uruguay, Chile and Argentina). This last airport is located in the city, but Ezeiza is located 30km from BA and its accessibility is a bit more complex. This is why we are going to review a few options you can take to arrive to the city.
The very first thing you need to do is get a SUBE card. What is it? Well, this plastic thing.
You will need this magnetic card to pay for all public transport in BA. Without it you will not be able to pay, so getting this card is vital if you want to take a bus or the metro.
The aim of this post is to talk about important information about Buenos Aires, for example if it is safe, how does tip work, electricity, wifi, amongst other topics.
Buenos Aires is the largest city in Argentina and is located on the banks of the Rio de la Plata, this creates an environment with high humidity that is suffered a lot in summer with high temperatures and in winter because of the cold weather.