Population – 40.7 million, Area – 2,780,400 sq km (1,073,518 sq mi), Currency – Peso (ARS; symbol AR$) = 100 centavos.
Flight times – From London to Buenos Aires is 15 hours 50 minutes (via Madrid) and from New York is 10 hours 30 minutes.
Cities – Buenos Aires (capital), Córdoba, Rosario, Mendoza, Mar del Plata.
Time Zone – GMT -3 (GMT -2 from third Saturday in March to first Saturday in October).
Weather – ranges from the great heat and extensive rains of the subtropical Chaco in the north, through to the pleasant climate of the central Pampas and the sub-Antarctic cold of the Patagonian Sea in the south. The main central area is temperate, but can be hot and humid during summer (December to February) and cool in winter.
Languages – Spanish is the official language, English is widely spoken with some French and German.
Religion – More than 90% Roman Catholic, 2% Protestant with small Muslim and Jewish communities.
Electricity - 220 volts AC, 60Hz; plug fittings in older buildings are of the two-pin round type, but most new buildings use the v-shaped twin with earth ping, travelers must carry a world travel adaptor.
Comprising almost the entire southern half of South America, Argentina is the world's eighth largest country, covering an area of 2.8 million square km. Argentina possesses some of the world's tallest mountains, expansive deserts, and impressive waterfalls, with the diversity of the land ranging from wild, remote areas in southern Patagonia to the bustling metropolis of Buenos Aires in the north.
Argentina's wide variety of ecosystems is reflected on the great number of activities that can be enjoyed throughout the country. Each location offers a range of opportunities for visitors to enjoy in close contact with nature, its challenges and secrets, and surrounded by landscapes that make visitors feel like discoverers. Trekking, mountain-biking, mountaineering, white-water rafting, canoeing, hydro-speeding, rides in 4WD vehicles, hang-gliding, paragliding, cart-sailing, and windsurfing, are some of the most popular recreational and sport activities that can be practiced, and which are constantly renewed and adapted to suit visitors' preferences.
Argentina is a plain, rising from the Atlantic to the Chilean border and the towering Andes peaks. Aconcagua (22,834 ft, 6,960 m) is the highest peak in the world outside Asia. Argentina is also bordered by Bolivia and Paraguay on the north, and by Uruguay and Brazil on the east. The northern area is the swampy and partly wooded Gran Chaco, bordering Bolivia and Paraguay. South of that are the rolling, fertile Pampas, which are rich in agriculture and sheep- and cattle-grazing and support most of the population. Further south is Patagonia, a region of cool, arid steppes with some wooded and fertile sections.
There are six major regions
Cuyo & the Andean Northwest This area surrounding the Andes began as a colony of Peru, but today only a few miners and herders occupy this unforgiving region of volcanic peaks and salt lakes. Very little rain falls in Cuyo, though to the east are found the fertile river valleys and subtropical lowlands of the Gran Chaco.
Mesopotamia & the Northeast Mesopotamia, a broad, flat plain between the Parana and Uraguay Rivers in northern Argentina, is wet, swampy and extremely hot during the summer. The northern province of Misiones, a more mountainous region nearly enclosed by Brazil and Paraguay, is densely forested and contains a section of the majestic Iguazu Falls.
The Chaco This parched area in the west is part of the enormous Gran Chaco, a region that Argentina shares with Bolivia, Paraguay, and BrGauchoazil. The Chaco contains both grassland and thorny forest.
The Pampas These fertile plains are Argentina's bread- basket. They consist of the Humid Pampas along the seaboard and the Dry Pampas in the west and south. The region includes Buenos Aires, as well as the world- class beaches of its surrounding area.
Patagonia and the Lake District South of the Rio Colorado, experiences a desert climate, although temperatures range from mild to subzero and terrain varies from bucolic river valleys to the gigantic, ice-capped southern Andes. Its cool grazing grounds support enormous flocks of sheep, and numerous fruit and vegetable farms can be found in the valleys. Patagonia also holds vast reserves of oil and coal.
Nature in ArgentinaTierra del Fuego The Land of Fire is actually an archipelago including the Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego (which Argentina shares with neighbouring Chile) and numerous smaller islands. Northern Isla Grande is similar in terrain to Patagonia's plains, while the mountainous area in the south is filled with forests and glaciers. Its climate is usually mild year-round, although storms are frequent.
In recent years, Argentina has followed Columbia's lead in bolstering its status as an international medical provider. The incentive to attract and please foreign patients has lead to the development of an impressive infrastructure of medical equipment and facilities that meet and often surpass international standards.Argentina became a highly desirable destination for medical tourism following the collapse of their currency (the peso) in January 2002, which had previously been pegged to the US dollar. This collapse resulted in extremely favorable exchange rates for US citizens visiting Argentina.
One of the primary draws is Argentina’s position near to North America. The location ensures relative convenience of travel for Americans and Canadians who are increasingly seeking medical care outside their own countries. Faced with the alternative of heading overseas, most patients are delighted to have facilities close to home.
Cosmetic surgery is the most popular operation sought in Argentina. First-rate procedures performed by highly trained professionals, many of whom were educated in the United States and abroad, can be purchased at a fraction of the cost of the same procedures on US soil.
Buenos Aires, the nations largest city and capital has long been known for their advanced health care system and highly skilled doctors. There are many modern hospitals and clinics throughout the city where you will receive world-class healthcare at a fraction of the cost in the US. Our partner clinic in Buenos Aries is among the top medical travel dentistry clinics in the country. The US Embassy in Buenos Aries, as well as the leading American corporations refers their employees to this clinic.
In addition to the excellent health tourism treatment available in Buenos Aries, it is also a fabulous vacation destination, being the most European-esque city on the American continent. Argentina is located in South America and can be reached from most US cities within 10 to 14 hours
First explored in 1516 by Juan Diaz de Solis, Argentina developed slowly under Spanish colonial rule. Buenos Aires was settled in 1580; the cattle industry was thriving as early as 1600. Invading British forces were expelled in 1806—1807, and after Napoleon conquered Spain (1808), the Argentinians set up their own government in 1810. On July 9, 1816, independence was formally declared.
As it had in World War I, Argentina proclaimed neutrality at the outbreak of World War II, but in the closing phase declared war on the Axis powers on March 27, 1945. Juan D. Peron, an army colonel, emerged as the strongman of the postwar era, winning the presidential elections of 1946 and 1951. Peron's political strength was reinforced by his second wife—Eva Duarte de Peron (Evita)—and her popularity with the working classes. Although she never held a government post, Evita acted as de facto minister of health and labor, establishing a national charitable organization, and awarding generous wage increases to the unions, who responded with political support for Perpn. Opposition to Peron's increasing authoritarianism led to a coup by the armed forces, which sent Peron into exile in 1955, three years after Evita's death. Argentina entered a long period of military dictatorships with brief intervals of constitutional government.
The former dictator returned to power in 1973 and his third wife, Isabel Martinez de Peron, was elected vice president. After her husband's death in 1974, Peron became the hemisphere's first woman chief of state, assuming control of a nation teetering on economic and political collapse. In 1975, terrorist acts by left- and right-wing groups killed some 700 people. The cost of living rose 355%, and strikes and demonstrations were constant. On March 24, 1976, a military junta led by army commander Lt. Gen. Jorge Rafael Videla seized power and imposed martial law.
Transportation in Argentina is mainly based on a complex network of routes, crossed by relatively inexpensive long-distance buses and by cargo trucks. The country also has a number of national and international airports. The importance of the long-distance train is minor today, though in the past it was widely used. Fluvial transport is mostly used for cargo.
Within the urban areas, the main transportation system is usually the bus or colectivo; bus lines transport millions of people every day in the larger cities and their metropolitan areas. Buenos Aires additionally has an underground, the only one in the country, and Greater Buenos Aires is serviced by a system of suburban trains.
International Flights: Many cities in the world fly to the main Argentine international airport, Aeropuerto Internacional Ministro Pistarini, commonly known as Ezeiza International Airport, with the code: EZE. The airport is less than one hour outside Buenos Aires city center. The following page has useful information on international air travel to Argentina.
Domestic Flights: Argentina is a very big country that is best traveled by short flights. These internal flights are widely available from Buenos Aires and other places in Argentina. Please read our guide to Domestic Flights in Argentina for useful information on this form of transportation.
Bus Travel A multitude of buses and routes are available to many parts of over Argentina. Buses offer sleeping beds along with both budget and first class seats. Some seats even fold into beds for passanger comfort.
Train Travel There are a few train lines that operate and service passengers in Argetina. Train travel is not the best method of getting around for tourists, but a few destinations are reachable by trains.
Places To Visit
Buenos Aires The city of Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina and also its largest port. It is located on the south-eastern coast of the country. The city lies on the lush plains of the Rio de la Plata. The climate is generally mild and humid. Temperatures vary between 35°C in January to 10°C in July. Most of the rainfall occurs during the summer months.
Cordoba The city of Cordoba is the second largest city in Argentina and is located in the centre of the country.It is situated at the foothills of the Sierras Chicas Mountains in the valley of the Suquia River. The climate is moderate and pleasant with average temperatures varying between 11°C and 24°C.
Esquina The city of Esquina is located in the south-western part of Corrientes, a province in Argentina.It is a natural paradise with beautiful islands, rivers and wetlands. The climate is tropical with high temperatures and heavy rainfall throughout the year.
Caleta Olivia Caleta Olivia is a modern resort town in Santa Cruz province in the southern region of Argentina. This town with a population of approximately 36,000 inhabitants is lined with long beaches which extend into cliffs as one travels inwards.This region enjoys a fairly temperate climate largely due to its proximity to the ocean, but the winters are fairly long. Rainfall is moderate.
Sarmiento Sarmiento is located in the Chubut province towards the southern part of Argentina. This small town located nestled between two lakes is home to a population of approximately 10,000 inhabitants.
Tandil Tandil is located in the Buenos Aires province in the eastern part of Argentina. This city with a population of approximately 108,000 inhabitants is spread over a hilly region in the Pampas.Tandil has a humid climate throughout the year. During winter, the average temperature is 8°C and the occasional frost also occurs while during autumn, the city is often shrouded in fog. The average temperature during summer is 20°C.
Los Glaciares National Park If you can gear yourself up for the turbulent trip into the southernmost depths of Argentine Patagonia, you will not cease to be amazed by the incredible natural beauty which reaches out before you in this spectacular national park.The main attractions are the famous Perito Moreno Glacier and the Fitz Roy mountain range, however, there are numerous other glaciers, lakes and peaks to climb and marvel at, making this park a brilliant choice for hiking fanatics ready to embark on challenging climbs.
Iguazú National Park This national park comprises of over 676 km sq and contains the famous Iguazú falls, the world's most impessive waterfalls. Opened in 1934, the area was named a UNESCO world heritage site in 1984.
Nahuel Huapi National Park Argentina's first National Park, Nahuel Huapi was founded in 1934 and has long been recognised as an area of outstanding natural beauty. The main attraction is the dormant Volcano Tronador ('Thunderer') whose three immense peaks reach an impressive 3554 metres and mark the Argentina-Chile border.
Argentina Hospitals listed below are the most popular for Medical Tourism. Thousand of International patients receive high quality medical treatment at these hospitals annually. Our Network hospitals provide exclusive services to our clients due to our long Term relationships,stringent operational rules and contracts that favors our clients comfort and safety. To understand more about these hospitals, with details about its services, specializations, comforts, doctors and staff resumes, accreditation , certifications, specific treatments and success rates, you can discuss in detail with our Professional Medical Case Managers.
The hospitals in SurgeryPlanet Network have state of the art facilities and services with excellent and highly trained staff. Many of them have independent sections and departments to provide Specialized services to our International Customers.
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Hotels in Argentina
Panamericano Hotel & Resort Buenos Aires Argentina Carlos Pellegrini 551 C1009ABK Buenos Aires Argentina
TOMOI RESTURANT One of the most prestigious restaurants in all of Buenos Aires. International chefs, Ada and Hebe Concaro live up to their reputation with gourmet dishes ranging from traditional fare of Argentina to fine Continental Cuisine from a variety of regions like France, Italy and Spain.
LA LUCIERNAGA RESTAURANT Start the day off with our breakfast buffet. This comfortable dining room serves delicious fare with an international flare throughout the day and into the night. It's open 20 hours a day. There's even a plush bar for evening entertaining.
CELTIC PUB Enjoy traditional Argentine fare, refreshing cocktails, drinks and a relaxed, friendly environment. Their chefs are on hand 24hrs a day, 7 days a week to offer sumptuous food anytime of the day or night.
FITNESS AND SPA Choose from a wide range of treatments and services, designed to fulfill all your needs, and if you so desire, the specialists will propose a package tailored to your requests. With Heated swimming pool, solarium, sauna & Jacuzzi, workout room, gym, spa & massage Lounge, beauty salon: Peluqueros Contemporaneos.
BUSINESS CENTER with all the necessary technology advantages like computer stations, wireless Internet, videoconferencing, copy machines, fax machines, and there's even multi-lingual office help. They also have laptops and cell phones for rent.
MEETINGS AND EVENTS From 2 to 2800 and everywhere in between, we've got the right event accommodations for any occasion. Any of our rooms can be transformed for elegant weddings, special occasions or corporate events
Design Suites Buenos Aires Argentina Marcelo T. de Alvear 1683 (1060) Buenos Aires Argentina
Connection Modem Fax
Warmed Swimming Pool
Hotel Albatros Ushuaia Argentina Av. Maipu 505, 9410, Ushuaia, Argentina
Baby sitting service
Safe deposit box
Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires Argentina Posadas 1086/88, C1011ABB, Buenos Aires, Argentina
100% cotton oversized bath towels
100% cotton sheets
100% down duvets and pillows
Air-conditioning and temperature control
Satellite TV available in Mansion Suites
Thick terry bathrobes
Twice-daily housekeeping service
Llao Llao Hotel & Resort Av. Ezequiel Bustillo Km 25, R8409ALN, Bariloche, Argentina
LOBBY BAR Enjoy an assortment of cocktails or a glass of champagne, while listening the live shows, every evening. Open 9am through 1am. Te and Cakes: 4pm through 7pm. Happy Hour: in the evening on daily basis.
RESTAURANT Los Cesares Restaurant an elegant and quiet atmosphere, perfect to share an unforgetable evening. A special menu with the best of our regional and international cuisine and the warmth of our staff make it an excellent choice for their guests.
LLAO LLAO SPA Exclusive Llao Llao Spa offers an array of facial and body revitalizing treatments whose concern is body care and rest. Targeting men and women alike, they offer tailored programs to meet individual needs. It is the ideal place to relax.
RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES Indoor activities like aqua gym in the heated pool, gym, body pump, step, aerobics and a wide variety of alternatives in a unique setting. Outdoor activities like mountain bike, rafting, horse riding, skiing, health walks, archery, fishing, excursions and many more possibilities.
GOLF COURSE This breathtaking course - with its 18 holes of peculiar characteristics - meet the demands of the modern game. It features undulating fairways, impressive greens and bunkers that perfectly integrate the landscape. All services for professional golfers are available: club rental, private lessons, proshop and cozy Club House.
MEETING AND EVENTS With six slendid meeting rooms and a Business Centre, perfectly equipped for conventions, seminars, social events, and work meetings.
Sheraton Cordoba Hotel Duarte Quiros 1300, Cordoba Argentina
Wake-up Service Available
International Direct Dialing
Television with Remote Control
Smoke Detectors in Room
Handicap Accessible Room
24-Hour Room Service
24-Hour Front Desk
Car Rental Service
Safe Deposit Boxes
Lighted Outdoor Tennis Court
Wilton Palace Hotel Buenos Aires Argentina Av. Callao 1162 Buenos Aires, 1023 Argentina
24 hour Room Service
Smoking and Non-Smoking Rooms
24 hour medical emergency service
Laundry and dry cleaning service
24 hour concierge service » Show reservation
Closed TV circuit
Tv cable (with remote control)
Snack Bar/Buffet Breakfast
Fitness Center: Gym - Sauna & Solarium.
Faena Hotel + Universe Buenos Aires Martha Salotti 445 (C1107CMB) Buenos Aires, Argentina
UNIVERSE A majestic and sophisticated multifunctional space where the most refined aspects of art, culture, gastronomy, entertainment, fashion and design can be experienced
EL LIVING The living-room offers a comforting and relaxed atmosphere, surrounded by books and fireplaces, for the enjoyment of unique moments: a morning coffee, a healthy lunch or a longed-for reunion.
POOL BAR A pool with a great deal of personality located in the midst of a terraced garden where our guests are able to relax while lounging poolside and where they also receive a selection of unique treatments.
EL SPA An atmosphere that pays tribute to exercising and enjoying the body. Facilities include a gym, workout, relaxing Turkish baths and beauty treatments with products by LA PRAIRIE. Personal trainers and nutrition specialists : Gym, Pilates and yoga classes with the assistance of personal trainers.
EL CABARET A vibrating temple in which to enjoy a glass of champagne, a wide selection of cigars and the option to prolong the evening to the rhythm of an exceptional live show.
EL BISTRO The Bistro is a radiant, elegant atmosphere in white and golden tones. This is your chance to savor the most sophisticated international cooking by world-renowned chefs.
LA BOUTIQUE Every detail, from the uniform of the concierge, the smell of the rooms and the music of the different outlets arises from the same creative boost. Everything is sheltered within the Boutique.
EL ACADEMY A multifunctional space that serves as the perfect backdrop for all types of private events. The Academy is also home to LEA (The Experimental Art Laboratory) and the “School of Fine Living” where guests can enjoy art exhibitions as well as classes and seminars on a wide range of subjects.
Reina Victoria Suites and Towers Mendoza Argentina San Juan 1127 (5500) Mendoza - Argentina
Room service 24 hs.
Laundry and dry cleaning service.
Special events Office:
Cataratas Hotel Iguazu Falls Route 12, Km 4 Puerto Iguazu Argentina
Claridge Hotel Buenos Aires Argentina Tucumán 535 C1049AAK Buenos Aires - Argentina
CLARIDGE BAR During the 24 hours you can enjoy, in the comfort of your room, the excellent gastronomic service provided by the Claridge Hotel, where every detail counts.
CLARIDGE RESTAURANT First class cuisine, elegant tudorstyle decor, executive menu, gastronomic festivals. BREAKFAST A time not to be missed whether you are staying or not at the Claridge. You can enjoy a complete American style buffet breakfast served every morning at the Breakfast Room - Ground Floor.
ROOM SERVICE Duing the 24 hours you can enjoy, in the room, the excellent gastronomic service provided by the Claridge Hotel were every detail counts.
SWIMMING POOL With Outdoor heated swimming pool. Solarium with drinks and snacks service. Open the year round.
SALAD BAR Buffet service consisting of assorted salads and savoury tarts, or else, an "à la carte" menu. With Wide selection of hot and cold dishes, A variety of desserts and pastries, Bar service
SAUNA AND MASSAGE Decontracturating, sporting, anti-stress massages, lymphatic drainage, reflexology, digitopuncture, masophilaxy, reiki, shiatzu; Specialized professionals; Body remodelation and slim down treatments; Rejuvenation and facial revitalization; Relaxation room.
Amerian Cordoba Park Hotel Argentina Boulevard San Juan 165 Cordoba Argentina
Room Service 24 hrs
Rooms for persons with disabilities
Terrace with Swimming Pool with Solarium
Non smoking floors
Gym and Sauna
Hotel Edelweiss San Carlos de Bariloche San Martín 202 San Carlos de Bariloche, Patagonia Argentina
LA TAVOLA: The authentic Argentinean menu that highlights both local and national specialties. Choose from a diverse selection of salads and appetizers as well as a variety of fresh pasta and the finest Argentinean beef. To complement your meal, select a bottle of wine from an extensive wine list featuring the finest wineries in the country.
EL PATIO: an ideal place to meet up with friends and colleagues, Patagonia-style. Offers delicious cold and hot sandwiches, salads, pastas, and other light dishes for lunch. At night, the bar offers a perfect atmosphere for cocktails.
THE WINE BAR: With the boom of the Argentine wine industry, The Hotel Edelweiss created its own Wine Bar located in El Patio with a comprehensive list of wine served by the glass. The offerings are exclusively from the winegrowers of Argentina whose world-renowned wines benefit from the perfect combination of soil and climate of Argentina.
THE SPA: The perfect place to rest, relax and be pampered during your stay at the Hotel Edelweiss. The Unisex hair salon, Sauna, Scottish Bath and the Massage.
Nevada Hotel San Carlos Bariloche Argentina Rolando 250 San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina