Cavas Wine Lodge in Mendoza’s winelands is Argentina’s finest wine hotel, and a real favourite of ours. Although Cavas doesn’t come cheap, the stylish contemporary pool suites, extraordinary views and above-and-beyond service make Cavas worth the splurge.
Argentina is a country destined to be explored and has something to offer everyone. Our Argentina specialists have put together their top five reasons to visit this stunning country…
Venturing into the North West of Argentina, our Latin America specialist Grant explores the spectacular scenery and adventure travel potential of the Puna.
Food and drink is at the heart of Argentine culture, so what better way to spend your time than eating and drinking in all the best spots Buenos Aires has to offer. Tried and tested by our Marketing Executive and Latin America enthusiast Suzie, we recommend the best things to eat, drink and do in Buenos Aires.
Argentina is an unrivalled destination for foodies. With a cuisine that is loved and savoured in eateries across the globe, Argentina has muscled its way to the top of many a menu del dia. Yet, it is its wine that is star of the show, and whilst the regions of Salta, Córdoba and San Juan claim top notch wine exports, it is Mendoza that captures the attention of connoisseurs.
Scarlett, our Latin America specialist, has just returned from exploring the highlights of Argentina and found the magnificent Iguazu Falls truly jaw-dropping! Read on to find out why she considers them to be one of South America’s real gems and perhaps one of the most impressive waterfalls on the planet.
During a trip to Argentina, Latin America Specialist Scarlett fell in love with Mendoza, the land of wine. Below she entices us with her experiences of Mendoza and the best way to explore such a diverse region of Argentina.
After Grant’s recent visit to Argentina, he explores the reasons to visit the Ibera Wetlands over the Pantanal. Both wildlife hot-spots have something to offer with the chance to see some of the continent’s most exotic wildlife; however Grant pushes for the Ibera Wetlands due to its exclusivity, logistic appeal and luxury accommodation.
The Northwest of Argentina is commonly forgotten on any one visit to this diverse country, yet it’s one of the most exciting, adventurous and awe-inspiring places Argentina has to offer. From dramatic and remote landscapes, high altitude wine vineyards and indigenous communities. There is something for every wanderlust traveller and one of Argentina’s best kept secrets. See below 5 main reasons to make the journey to this stunning corner of Argentina:
When to go to Argentina
Argentina is a year round destination, spring and autumn being the most pleasant.
Summer - December to February
In most of the areas, it can be hot and humid in the peak summer months.
Salta experiences heavy rains at the end of February.
In Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego, December and January are high season and the glacier trips are at their busiest.
Autumn - March to May
Buenos Aires is most pleasant in Autumn. The Lake District is beautiful in autumn and fresher in these months than during the height of summer. The wine harvest in Mendoza takes place typically early March and is a great time to visit, although bookings should be secured well in advance. Salta sees heavy rains in March when many of the roads to places you'll want to explore may be impassable due to flooding.
Winter - June to August
Winter is usually pretty mild. At Iguazu Falls, this is when rain is mostly likely and the temperatures range from lows of 10°C to high of 23°C.
Salta is warm and dry in winter, and this is a really good time to visit.
Most of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego is closed for winter, when weather makes the area very inhospitable.
Spring - September to November
Spring brings pleasant weather in most of the regions. The Lake District is beautiful in spring, and fresher in these months than during the height of summer. Salta warm and dry though it gets cold at night. This is a great time to visit Patagonia , when there are fewer crowds, and the weather can still be beautifully mild. September and October are also the best months to visit Peninsula Valdes.