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Fall in love with pulsing, passionate Buenos Aires

Do you dream of a place filled with fiery passion and energy? Reignite your passion for living in the moment when you book a vacation in dynamic Buenos Aires (BA). One of Latin America's largest cities and as busy as it is beautiful, BA is hands-down the cultural and artistic heartbeat of Argentina. With a thriving LGBT community and heavy European influence evident in its cuisine, arts and architecture, it's sometimes called 'The Paris of the South'. Book Buenos Aires vacation rentals and let the spirited city seduce you.

Things to do

There's not much you can't do in this versatile metropolis

While you're wandering the downtown area, you'll be struck by the awesome Palacio Baralo, an ornate building modelled from Dante's Divine Comedy. The historic tower of Obelisco is also a cool stop. Shop with the locals at Plaza Dorrego, a vibrant square with cafes, a Sunday antique market and fun street performers. In the Puerto Madero dockside district, Casino Buenos Aires is a great bet for fun, and you can hike in the marshes and lagoons at the Reserva Ecologica Costanera Sur nature park while you admire the BA skyline. Finally, catch a Boca Juniors or River Plate football match.

Activities

Everybody dance now – the tango, that is

Tango was born in BA, which still remains the Tango Capital of the World. So summon your sultry side and learn the dance at 1 of the many 'milongas', or better yet, come here in August for the Tango Festival. Strolling through the city centre, called the Microcentre, you can admire the eclectic mix of Colonial, Art Deco and Neo Gothic architecture, and go shopping for some haute couture in the super-hip Palermo Soho neighbourhood. You'll be famished after all that walking and dancing, so indulge in a juicy steak with chimichurri sauce, and wash it down with a rich Argentine wine.

Weather

Just like its people, BA weather is hot and dynamic

Summer's a hot time for Buenos Aires vacation rentals! If you're here in February, you can celebrate Carnival with loads of locals and visitors. Summer temps are hot, averaging around 28 degrees in January. In the spring, Jacaranda trees brighten the streets with vivid purple flowers. Rainfall is most frequent at this time, and the Pampero Wind brings intense thunderstorms. July is the coolest month, with most days falling to around 11 degrees – not quite cold enough for snow. Humid temps and ocean air bring heavy fog that blankets the city during fall and winter.

Natural highlights

A teeming metropolis on the world's widest river

A city as energetic as BA naturally has to be near life's vital resource – water – and indeed it is. It sits on the west bank of Rio de la Plata, the widest river in the world. This is Argentina's Pampas district, made of fertile plains, and home to deer, wolves, foxes and tons of small mammals and birds. Still, BA's a huge urban metropolis so you probably won't see much wildlife wandering the streets, save for some pigeons. For a walk on the wildlife side, visit the nature preserve on Puerto Madero, Reserva Ecologica Costanera Sur.

How to get there

Transport to and around Buenos Aires

Fly into Buenos Aires (AEP-Aeroparque Jorge Newbery), the closest airport, located 4 mi (6.5 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Buenos Aires (EZE-Ministro Pistarini Intl.), which is 16.5 mi (26.5 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, Buenos Aires September 11 Station, Buenos Aires Belgrano Station and Buenos Aires Corrientes Station are the main stations in the area. You can get around Buenos Aires by jumping on the metro at Saenz Pena Station, Lima Station or Congress Station.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Buenos Aires?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,044 holiday rentals around Buenos Aires. From 861 Condos/Apartments to 77 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Buenos Aires is on Stayz.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Buenos Aires?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Buenos Aires. From Stayz travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Recoleta: 361 holiday rentals
  • Buenos Aires Central Business District: 374 holiday rentals
  • Almagro: 146 holiday rentals
  • Palermo: 701 holiday rentals
  • Palermo Soho: 370 holiday rentals

Stayz offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Buenos Aires! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Buenos Aires?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Buenos Aires with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • General Pacheco: 50 holiday homes
  • San Isidro: 534 holiday homes
  • Tigre: 48 holiday homes
  • Olivos: 1,004 holiday homes
  • Quilmes: 107 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Buenos Aires?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Buenos Aires. From Stayz travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Alto Palermo Shopping Center: 1,058 holiday rentals
  • Patio Bullrich: 1,054 holiday rentals
  • José Amalfitani Stadium: 1,061 holiday rentals
  • Plaza del Mayo: 1,052 holiday rentals
  • El Ateneo Grand Splendid: 1,056 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Buenos Aires listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.