Medical emergency: 107 Tourist police: 4346 5748 or 0800 999 5000 Police: 101 Operator (phone numbers): 110 International operator: 000 National operator: 19 Airport: 5480 6111 Retiro bus station: 4310 0700
It's not impossible to be a vegetarian in Buenos Aires, but it's not easy. There are a few vegetarian restaurants, but only a few, and most platos del día at cheaper restaurants include meat of some variety. Nonetheless, the situation is not as desperate as it might seem. Large salads with a healthy mix of [...]
10% of the amount of the check is usually left in cafeterias and restaurants. Doormen, porters, and ushers in cinemas and theatres are also generally tipped.
Banks and Exchange Bureaus: Mondays to Fridays from 10.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. Business Offices: generally from 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. and from 2.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. Stores: in the big cities from 9.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m., although in the outskirts and the provinces they generally close at midday. Saturdays, from 9.00 [...]
The time zone corresponds to GMT -03 and currently no change is made in the summer months.
If you're a confident driver, you shouldn't find Buenos Aires too daunting to tackle by car - indeed, once you've got the hang of the street system, the city can feel like a straightforward place to zip around. With a few exceptions - notably Avenida 9 de Julio and Avenida del Libertador - the streets [...]
All international car rental companies operate in Argentina. The following companies have offices In Buenos Aires: Ai Rent a Car International (Maipú 965, Tel. 4311-1000 www.airentacar.com.ar), Avis Rent a Car (Cerrito 1527, Tel. 4326-5542, www.avis.com ), Budget Rent a Car (Av. Leandro N. Alem 1110, 8th, Tel. 4311-7788 www.budget.com), Dollar Rent a Car (M.T. de [...]
Don't forget that Argentina is in the southern hemisphere so the seasons are reversed, December is in summer and June is in winter. Quick guide: Winter (Jun, Jul, Aug) - cold (5Âº to 10Âº C); Spring (Sep, Oct, Nov) - pleasant (10Âº to 20Âº C); Summer (Dec, Jan, Feb) - dry desert type heat (20Âº [...]
Everyone, regardless of the passport they hold, can be treated under the Argentinean National Health service. It is not the best service in the world, but unless you get seriously ill or injured it will cover most of what you'll need. If you are not then you can either take out a policy or extend [...]
Electric power in Argentina is 220 volt, 50-cycle alternating current. Power outlets have 2 cylindrical holes or 2 flat holes with ground connection. It is convenient to bring an adaptor for these outlets to use your electric devices without problems.