Argentina is a great destination for rugby. Although the cost of travelling to Argentina has increased over the last few years, the level of competition and facilities make it worth your while. Argentina also boasts a wide array of great sightseeing with plenty to do and see in the various areas around the country. From skiing to white water rafting, national parks, beaches and museums, Argentina won’t disappoint. When visiting the country, we recommend trying the Gaucho farm experience. This is a unique braaing experience specific to Argentina. When looking for a rugby destination that offers both a high level of competition as well as a wonderful cultural experience, Argentina is the place to go.
All travellers will need a passport valid for at least 90 days following your departure date from Argentina. However, we strongly recommend traveling with 6 months validity on your passport at all times. Most destinations, including Argentina, require that you have adequate un-used pages in your passport, allowing for any necessary stamps upon arrival and departure. We recommend that you have at least two free pages in Visas section of your passport before any international travel. Connecting flights overseas as part of your journey to Argentina? It may be the case that countries you pass through en route to your destination may require a separate transit visa.
Visa Cost: N/A
Compulsory Vaccinations Required: Yes (Yellow Fever).
Please note: Visa and vaccination information is correct at time of publish and are subject to change
BEST TIME TO TRAVEL
Sporting & Cultural
Cultural – From September to November, Argentina enjoys a spring-like climate with pleasant sightseeing conditions across the nation, while the summer months of December to February offer particularly good conditions to explore the likes of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego in the south.
Sport – Best time to travel for rugby and hockey is March to September while the best time of year to travel for Football (soccer) is split into two seasons. The first season runs from August – December and the second from February to June.
We recommend travelling during March and April or August and September.
AREAS TO VISIT AND THEIR MAIN ATTRACTIONS
Cementerio de la Chacarita – While most tourists head for the Cementerio de la Recoleta to take in the grave of Argentina’s most famous first lady, Eva Perón, the enormous Cementerio de la Chacarita is less crowded and more interesting. Head for the mausoleum of Carlos Gardel, light a cigarette, place it in his hand and pay your respects to one of the founding fathers of tango
El Ateneo Grand Splendid – Originally a grand theatre, then a grand cinema, it’s now a grand bookstore. In fact, the 99-year-old Grand Splendid is one of the grandest stores in the world.
Eat at a parrilla – The parrilla, or steakhouse, is the classic Argentine eatery and can be anything from a fine-dining restaurant to a street-side vendor with a makeshift grill.
Tango at a milonga – The life and soul of Buenos Aires. To mix with the locals and get a real feel for how tango intoxicates the crowds. Head to La Milonga del Indio on Sunday evenings to dance al fresco with energetic septuagenarians in the historic Plaza Dorrego, or for a younger crowd, get ready to sweat at La Viruta.
El Caminito (La Boca) – Hidden away amid the brightly painted streets of the La Boca neighborhood, El Caminito is an artist-lined alleyway and street museum with a history as colourful as its buildings.
Tigre – If you feel like getting out of the city for a breath of fresh air, take the train to Tigre to explore the delta for the day.
Rosario is the third-largest city in Argentina, birthplace of Che Guevara and Lionel Messi, and home to artists and thousands of students.
Located along the Paraná River, the city has lots of green spaces and a few beaches where people love to congregate and socialize. Known for its neoclassical buildings, great food, and fantastic waterfront.
Monumento a la Bandera – This monument to the national flag of Argentina is a great place to begin your exploration of Rosario.
The flag was first unveiled in Rosario after its design, and this is one of the city’s few real tourist attractions.
Parana river & delta – Rosario is proud of its river location. Sure, the river might be a little brown (it’s just silt!), but it’s the second-longest in South America after the Amazon. It widens around the city and has several islands set within its delta.
MAR DEL PLATA
Mar del Plata is the most visited city in Argentina after Buenos Aires, probably because it’s the most popular beach destination in the country by far. The beaches are the main reason people come to Mar del Plata, but be warned that in the summertime (December through March) they can get super crowded.
Torre Tangue: climb the water tower in Mar del Plata for the best views around.
There’s also a free elevator to the top (powered by water) where you’ll find the lookout point and brilliant 360-degree views of the coast and the city.
Centro Cultural Villa Victoria Ocampo: This house was the summer residence of Argentine writer and socialite Victoria Ocampo.
The entire home was transported from England to Argentina by boat, and now visitors can venture around for a look back in time to see how the high society spent their vacations in the early 20th century.
One of Cordoba’s main attractions is the Jesuit Block, a series of colonial buildings that have been declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO.
A city on the eastern banks of the River Paraná in the Entre Ríos province of Argentina. In town, Urquiza Park is dotted with fountains and sculptures, and to the west is El Parque Beach.
Iguazu Falls are in the continent of South America, it is shared by two countries: Argentina and Brazil. The Iguazu Falls are composed of 275 separate cascades, which make it the largest broken waterfall in the world. Made up of a chain of waterfalls that are fed by the Iguazu River.
San Carlos de Bariloche (commonly called Bariloche) is a town in Argentina’s Patagonia region. It borders Nahuel Huapi, a large glacial lake surrounded by the Andes Mountains. Bariloche is known for its Swiss alpine-style architecture and its chocolate.