Much of Argentina’s beauty can be found in its varied countryside, which ranges from glacier-filled Patagonia to wine country and stunning national parks. For hikers, wine-lovers, and pure adventure travelers, there’s little in the world like it. Still, we won’t judge if you do head back to Buenos Aires for an extended stay. This classic and iconic city offers endless pleasures, whether you dance at a tango club or explore its chic shops. Destination Weddings in Argentina offer you an endless range of possibilities.
What are the most unique elements of your destination?
Painting and sculpture,Architecture,Tango Music,Argentine rock,Theatre,National sport of Argentina is pato.
What differentiates your destination from other similar locations or comp set destinations (unique attributes, notable tourism draws)?Argentina is as varied as the country's geography and is composed of a mix of ethnic groups. Modern Argentine culture has been largely influenced by Italian, Spanish and other European immigration, although there are lesser elements of Amerindian and African influences, particularly in the fields of music and art. Buenos Aires, its cultural capital, is largely characterized by both the prevalence of people of European descent, and of conscious imitation of European styles in architecture.
What are the State Marriage requirements? What is necessary to get married in your location?
One member of the couple must appear at the civil registry’s office at least 10 business days before the date of the Argentina wedding. Passports & blood tests at a local hospital are required. Divorce & death decrees are required if applicable. Check with your Certified Destination Wedding Specialist for more details.
What are the Passport and/or Visa Requirements for US and Canadian citizens to travel to your destinations?
Passports are required for entry into Argentina. If you are a citizen of the US, visit travel.state.gov for more information on travel documents needed. For Canadian travelers, visit travel.gc.ca for relevant travel information.
Language and Currency
What is the Main Spoken Language in your destination?
The official language of Argentina is Spanish.
What is the availability of spoken English in your destination?
The Falkland Islands were both de jure and de facto part of Argentina, there also would be a small English-speaking population. However, English is commonly studied as a second language.
What is your accepted Currency? Do you accept other currencies? What is the standardized conversion rate?
The Argentine peso is the official currency of Argentina.
Climate and Seasons
What is the climate and seasonality of your location?
Argentina has an extensive range of climates, with tropical climates in northern Argentina, temperature climates in central Argentina and sub-polar climates near the countries southern coast. In general, winters are cool and dry and summers are hot and humid.
Which Beaches/Ski/Misc climate related elements should be featured?
Argentina is not particularly well-known for its beaches, though there are a few good beaches in Mar del Plata, Pinamar and Punta del Este.
What are your High Seasons, Low Seasons, and Specific Travel Dates to be aware of?
The high season in Argentina takes place during the months of January and February (summer holidays) and July (winter holidays). During those periods the local tourism grows and prices get generally higher. You can enjoy Buenos Aires the whole year even though in summer (especially January and February), it is too hot.
Summer months have traditionally been the off-season in the capital city of Buenos Aires, but that’s changing, according to observers. Heat may still drive some travelers out of the capital during the summer.
Are there dates to avoid due to weather concerns?
What are your destination’s most popular Activities and Attractions?
From the Andes Mountains that stretch along Argentina’s western spine to the vineyards in the temperate coast, Argentina has a striking natural beauty that will appeal to wanderlust travelers and nature-enthusiasts. Schedule a wine-tasting trip to sample full-bodied Malbecs, or explore Patagonia and its otherworldly glaciers. Bordering Brazil, the incomparably grand Iguacu Falls and state park is a must-see.
For a taste of Argentina’s finest city, visit Buenos Aires for tango dancing until dawn and fresh, hearty steaks.
Please also list all activities and any seasonal restrictions.
1st: New Year's Day - National Fiesta
Fiesta Nacional del Folcloro is held in Cosquín, near to Córdoba. It is a lively and unrivalled tribute to Argentina's long folkloric traditions with music, dancing and lots of traditional food and drink.
Carnival is celebrated all over the country so you can't really miss it. Some of the most famous places to head to for the festivities are Corrientes or Gualeguaychú in the El Litoral Region, La Chaya in La Rioja (West Argentina) and Santiago del Estero (Northwest region). If you are going to be in Argentina during carnival, one of these destinations is undoubtedly where you will find the best party. Whilst Argentina is no Brazil when it comes to carnival, these towns definitely have a go! People are attracted from all over the country to the festivities which generally involve processions, elaborate sparkly costumes, lots of fancy dress, drinking, dancing, music and general merrymaking all night long..
One week towards the end of February sees the Fiesta Nacional de la Vendimia in Mendoza. This homage to the grape harvest basically means it is a great time to sample some of Mendoza's best wine whilst watching the elaborate processions which celebrate this highly treasured beverage.
Fanatics of Argentine Tango should not miss the annual Buenos Aires Tango Festival which takes place between February and March. There are masses of performances all over the city and lots of opportunities to learn a few steps of the most famous dance in Argentina.
Festival del Viñador (La Rioja, West Argentina) is another wine fuelled festival at the beginning of March and another great excuse for wine tasting and fun.
Cine Festival Argentina
Film buffs should head to the Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente in Buenos Aires, when an interesting selection of both National and International films are shown by independent film makers. A good place to spot up and coming talent.
1st Labour Day (dia de los trabajadores): National Fiesta
Día de la Vrgen de Luján means big celebrations in this pretty religious town in the region of Las Pampas.
Between the 11th and 18th May, contemporary art lovers should head to Buenos Aires for Arte BA, an absolutely enormous arts festival where high quality exhibitions spring up all over the city.
The 20th is the anniversary of the death of Manuel Belgraño, designer of the Argentine flag. During the Semana de la Bandera (Week of the Flag) the citizens of Rosario pay their respects at the monumento nacional a la bandera.
The 24th marks the death of ledgendary Tango star, Carlos Gardel and fans make a heartfelt pilgrimage to his grave in the Chacarita Cemetery in Buenos Aires.
For 10 days, the beautiful ski city of Bariloche (in Argentina's Lake District) celebrates the Fiesta Nacional de la Nieve (National Snow Fiesta) a definite must for lovers of the slopes.
One week also sees the Semana de Jujuy where this attractive city in the northwest region of Argentina bursts into life for a week of partying to celebrate the founding of the city.
Ski festival in Argentina
La Hoya ski resort in Esquel, Patagonia celebrates the Fiesta Nacional del Esquí (National Ski Festival), another snow filled, fun packed party.
Get yourself to Villa General Belgrano (near Córdoba) in the first two weeks of October for Oktoberfest - an enormous beer festival that celebrates the German culture of the region.
12th Dia de la Raza (Colombus Day): National Fiesta
A incredible tribute to the Welsh heritage of Trelew and the other Welsh villages of the Chubut Valley (Patagonia) have been celebrating the Eisteddfodau since 1875. If you're interested in Welsh music and literature this week long festival is the best time to learn all about it.
Patagonia's Esquel celebrates the Fiesta Provincial del Teatro, an artsy celebration where you can catch a wide selection of interesting theatrical works.
Gay Pride in Argentina
The first Saturday of the month, Buenos Aires leaps into action with its Gay Pride festival- floats, processions, expositions and merriment.
Make sure you are in San Antonio de Areco on the week of the 10th for the Día de la Tradición (Day of Tradition) which is actually a whole week of celebrations and fiesta in honour of Argentina's Gaucho tradition. Expect to see lots of cowboy-esque activities, traditional food and drink, music and dancing all in the heart of Gaucho land, Las Pampas.
Mid-month is the Festival de Chámame in Corrientes (El Litoral) which celebrates this interesting traditional music style with lots of dancing and concerts.
25th Christmas Day: National Fiesta
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What are the primary regional airports that service the destination? What are the travel times between these airports and your destination?
Buenos Aires Airport
Ministro Pistarini International Airport
Aeroparque Jorge Newbery
What are your main departure airport hubs in the US?
Buenos Aires Ezeiza International Airport EZE ('Aeropuerto Internacional de Ezeiza Ministro Pistarini') is Argentina’s most important airport, Buenos Aires Ezeiza Airport is hub to Aerolineas Argentinas.
Who are your main air service travel providers?
Andes Líneas Aéreas
Austral Líneas Aéreas
Líneas Aéreas del Estado
Silver Sky Airlines
Sol Líneas Aéreas