Buenos Aires: Deserted for the Summer?
If you have just arrived in Buenos Aires, you may not notice, but to anyone that has been here a while – the city is deserted! January is the traditional time for holidays for many people living in the capital. If you are not on vacation, then you should be!So if you want to vacation like a local check out the followingU sea-side retreats and beaches. Read the full article with details here.
Mar del Plata (www.mardelplata.com) is about 4 hours by car from Buenos Aires. It is full of holiday apartments, crowded beaches, cars and generally frequented by families. For a younger crowd, try an hour down the road to Pinamar. For those with cash to splash, Carilo is the place to be seen. Full of designer clothes shops, designer cars and designer people, this small river-side village swells in summer – make sure you bring your Armani sunglasses and an attitude.
Only 45 mins by boat across the Rio de la Plata, Uruguay is a favourite vacation destination for Argentines who want to get away from it all. By far the most well-known town is Punta Del Este, the “Cannes” of South America. The rich and famous spend the whole month of January cruising from one party to the next, in between visits to the various beaches and night clubs in the area. A lot less pricey than Punta, La Paloma (www.balneariolapaloma.com) attracts a young, fun crowd who spend their days by the beach, or in the cafes along the beach.
For those with a yearning for golden sand, good surf and some good music, Argentines travel to southern Brazil to Porto Alegre and Florianopolis.
For more information and tips on the destinations above, read the full article at On The Road Travel.
This article was posted by Lucy Cousins, our editor in Argentina