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Argentina: the bucket-list for any sport loving traveller

Sports / Rugby Tour to Argentina

Sophie Webber, BA

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Sports / Rugby Tour to Argentina

Argentina is the Southern American country which earnt its independence, and continues to leave its visitors in awe.

The cities and land of the country alike offer exciting opportunities for a once-in-a lifetime experience. Argentina portrays European influences, extreme passion, high energy and an undeniably intriguing culture.

The country and hospitable Argentines confirm it as one of the most incredible countries for a Rugby tour.

Sports / Rugby Tour to Buenos Aires

Bueno Aires, Argentina’s capital or ‘Latin America’s Paris’.

The festive vibe of the city radiates from the walls, bustling streets, and every friendly Argentinian. A rugby tour to Buenos Aires means a massive tick off that bucket list. It is a city of bright lights and an electric aura.

The cobbled walkways, energetic tango dances, vibrant street art, colourful architecture, lively nights out and famous steakhouses are all reasons to visit the impressive city. The warmth of Buenos Aires is undeniable. To get the best experience of Buenos Aires, here is a guide to the city’s best bits.

Buenos Aires is bucketlist destination for any sports loving traveller.

    WHY BUENOS AIRES NEEDS TO BE YOUR NEXT TOUR DESTINATION

  • Every night is an opportunity for a fiesta
  • The unique European style boulevards are awe striking
  • Every street allows opportunity to absorb Argentinian culture
  • Rugby is a popular sport in the capital
  • Your £ really foes go far...
A night out in Buenos Aires can only mean grilled meat and late nights.


The best places to go out in Buenos Aires



How does 24 hour partying sound? Buenos Aires is the city which truly comes to life after the sun goes down. The city has a reputation for hosting the best nights out. The locals often don’t hit the clubs until 1.a.m. and no one dares heading home before 3 a.m. Go hard or go home.

It may be overwhelming as you plan your night out in Buenos Aires, so here are a few places well worth a visit, making your night out the most memorable as possible.

THE TOP 5 BARS AND CLUBS IN BUENOS AIRES

Terrazas del Este: The biggest and best nightclub in the capital. Terrazas del Este is home to 10 different bars and 4 huge dance floors, all with different music vibes. This club attracts both local Argentines and visitors. The music doesn’t stop until the early hours, making it the perfect choice of night out.

Rosebar: This club boasts an array of international DJs, variety of music, VIP sections, and an abundance of flowing drinks. Rosebar has that lively Argentinian party vibe that people seek when heading to the capital.

Microcentro skybar: Take the lift up to the 13th floor of the chic Hotel Pulitzer to find one of the few bars in the city with a view. It is a good place to come if you want a taste of the city’s party vibe. It’s the place to go for the locals after work.

Festival Palermo: The top pick in 2016. Festival has an industrial feel with garage-style doors, a central bar and iron shutters. If you want a night out that’s different to your usual, then this is the one for you.

Makena Cantina Club: This is the club to go to on a Sunday night. The queues are lengthy as it gets to 1ish, so bear this in mind. When you eventually leave this buzzing nightclub, the sun is sure to have risen. It stays open until 5:30 a.m., so prepare for a big night.

If you want to integrate yourself in to the culture as much as possible, partying like the locals, then you should move from Plaza Serrano and head to San Telmo. You’ll find plenty of clubs packed with locals, all up for a lively night out in beautiful Argentina.

The best excursions in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires has an array of appealing activities that you can experience throughout the day.

Buenos Aries markets are a must to experience when in the city. The most renowned is the San Telmo Fair, which Argentines adore bringing their antiques and exciting souvenirs to. As one of the biggest street markets in South America, the San Telmo fair is one of the main attractions for visitors to Buenos Aires.

Argentina is known as the ‘land of beef’, so it would be rude not to get a taste for some real steak at Buenos Aires’ steakhouses and Parilla grills. Grab an authentic steak at Parrilla Pena. The perfect to satisfy any rumbling bellies as you explore the city.

To view some of Buenos Aires beautiful and renowned art, head to Caminito Street. The street is full of art, vibrant buildings and interesting craft shops. It is an open air museum that represents the history of Buenos Aires. To get to the street, you can simply catch a bus or a taxi to Caminito. It is well worth the trip to view the country’s eccentric street art.

Bosques de Palmero is a stunning green park, located amidst the artistic infrastructure of the city. You can rent bikes, take a leisurely stroll around the park, chill out whilst nursing a hangover, or take a sweaty run. It is Buenos Aires’ oasis.

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If you want to experience something a little different, then you need to attend the top polo championship in the world; Abierto Argentino de Polo. It will enhance your Argentinian experience.

One of the world's great cemeteries and one of the city's most memorable sights, Recoleta tops most visitor’s lists when in the city. It is a city in miniature, the cemetery, which opened to the public in 1822, is a dreamy vision of domes. The history of Argentina radiates through its striking architecture.
Mendoza's vast vineyards at the foot of the Andes are beyond comparison.

Sports / Rugby Tour to Mendoza

Mendoza is the beautiful city located in the heart of the countries wine region. The province borders the impressive Andes Mountains. It has a cool laid back vibe, breath taking scenery and is surrounded by wineries; making it the perfect escape from everyday life.

Mendoza is a desert town which boasts an abundance of greenery due to irrigation. It is a vibrant city which makes for a unique sports tour, and the perfect escape.

It is the city to go to experience true Argentinian culture.

What to do in Mendoza: The best excursions in Mendoza

Mendoza has a wide range of outdoor fun activities. Absorb the beauty of Mendoza’s countryside and go paragliding, biking, climbing, hiking, horse riding or trekking. The diversity of outdoor excursions means there is an activity ideal for every single member of the group. The beginning of the year provides the best temperatures to embark on these outdoor adventures, so time your trip wisely.

Head to Parque San Martin for a relaxed day with your mates. The grounds which are found in Merlo Partido include a forested park, zoo, a beautiful lake, delicious restaurants, camping facilities, many sculptures and the El Rosedal Rose Garden. The perfect place to go after your lively antics in Mendoza.

Mendoza’s famous main sights are placed around five central squares. The central square is Plaza Independencia, with Plaza Chile, Plaza San Martín, Plaza Italia and Plaza España. These squares represent Latin America through their beautiful small tiles, Spanish motifs and artwork. You’ll take home little of Argentina in memory during your visit.

Feeling hungry? Check out Avenida Sarmiento, a street filled with café and restaurants, all serving delicious food and possessing outside seating areas.

Arístides parties spill out onto the ample sycamore-sheltered sidewalks, and the locals and tourists become one as they lounge in booths, drinking and socialising. If you’re on the hunt for something to do on an evening, but want to have a more relaxed night, then these parties will be your scene.

Finally, if you so have extra cash to splash then partaking in one of Mendoza’s famous wine tours is an absolute must. Check out The Guardian’s guide to the top 10 wine routes.

You are guaranteed the sports tour of a lifetime whether you choose the vibrant city of Buenos Aires or the striking Mendoza.

Venture outside your usual destination of choice and fall in love with Argentina...

The best places to drink in Mendoza

A night out in the city does not begin until late, maintaining Argentina’s lively reputation. Mendoza’s famous drinking and party scene happens along Avenida Villanueva Aristides. The best bars and clubs are spread out over the city, but there are cheap taxis and minibuses readily available from the centre.

Here is a list of where you need to go for the most memorable night out.

THE TOP 5 BARS AND CLUBS IN MENDOZA

Alquimia: The bar which turns in to a popular club after the sun goes down. Alquimia is open from Wednesdays until Saturdays, meaning there are plenty of opportunities to fit a night out here in to your itinerary.

Iskra: Featuring electronic vibes and international artists, it is a club which guarantees a big night out. The vibes carry on through the early hours of the morning, so no one has to go home early. Located only 5 minutes from the centre, Iskra is incredibly easy to get to.

La Guanaca: This club is a favourite and offers the classic energetic night out with your mates.

Por Aca: One of Mendoza’s most famous bars. Port Aca airs huge football matches, free tequila shots, and an upbeat atmosphere. The true Argentinian energy shines through in this bar.

Believe Irish Pub: Despite the exciting opportunity for new cultural experiences when flying half way across the world, sometimes we all need a little bit of familiarity. For a lively night with fellow youths and tourists. In this renowned Irish Pub the beer is plenty, and so are the laughs.

If bars are more your thing, we’d definitely recommend heading to Aristides Villanueva street in the centre of town. This street is where the best bars in the city are lined up.

Mendoza is all about gaucho style, as well as lively nights out.

Key information for Argentina

Average price for taxis, beer and food in Argentina.
Average temperatures etc for Argentina (source:http://www.metoffice.gov.uk).

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