Couples looking for exotic, romantic vacations can find exactly what they’re looking for in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The city boasts a fast-paced lifestyle at a price that’s surprisingly affordable. Before looking elsewhere for romantic vacations, consider Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina.
Where To Stay In Buenos Aires
The city has a number of luxury hotels, which can help set the tone for romantic vacations. One of the most luxurious is the Alvear Palace Hotel, which is located in La Recoleta, has nearly 200 rooms, a state of the art fitness center, a full service spa and even a butler to cater to a couple’s every request. The hotel’s restaurant, L’Orangerie, offers guests the best breakfast buffet in the area and afternoon tea is served every afternoon in the Jardin D’Hiver. Honeymooners can relax in either the Lobby Bar or the Cigar Bar and can choose from a wide variety of wine, distilled drinks, cigars and even chocolates.
The Four Seasons Buenos Aires is also located in the La Recoleta district and is housed in an early 20th century, French-inspired mansion. The hotel has fitness facilities, a pool, a spa and a full service concierge. The Four Seasons offers two restaurants, Le Mistral and La Mansion, and a bar, Le Dome. These are only two of the luxury accommodations offered in Argentina’s capital, so couples shouldn’t feel like their romantic vacations are limited to two hotels.
What To Do In Buenos Aires
During the day, couples can travel to the city’s famous museums and get back to nature in the beautifully maintained city parks. Many couples choose to visit the famous Recoleta Cemetary, where Eva Peron is buried.
No honeymoon in Argentina is complete without some tango. Tango is the country’s most famous dance and tourists and locals alike. Some of the most famous ‘milongas,’ or places where tango dancing is done, are open to everyone. If you’re unsure which milongra is right for you, consider taking a tour. If a tour isn’t for you, know the difference between the different types of milongas. A Salon de baile is a formal venue, complete with uniformed waiters, starched tablecloths and other formal touches. Neighborhood families usually attend a club de barrio and a baile joven hosts a younger, informal crowd.
What To Eat
Argentina is the steak capital of the world so many couples choose to enjoy a steak dinner at least once on romantic vacations. If you’re not the biggest meat eater, though, you do have a number of other options. An empanada is a savory pastry that can be meat filled, but it’s also common to find them filled with cheese and onions. Sweets are popular and guests can find dulce de leche nearly everywhere. Argentines put this sweet, caramel spread on everything from dessert to bread at breakfast.
Romantic vacations in Buenos Aires offer excellent places to stay, things to do and even amazing local food to eat. Adventurous couples can even choose to travel to other parts of Argentina, meaning there’s something for everyone.