The Perfect City & Country Escape in South America

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Zoe Schaeffer

  • Argentina

  • Buenos Aires

  • Uruguay

  • Arts & Culture

  • Boutique Travel

  • City Travel

  • Luxury Travel

  • Nature Escapes

  • Architecture

  • Multi-Destination

  • Countryside

Skyline of skyscrapers in Buenos Aires at night reflecting on canal.
Curator’s statement

Experience South America's charms through the lens of two neighboring countries; Argentina and Uruguay. You'll get a taste of a fabulous European-like city with all the culture and beauty as well as a breath-taking countryside with a gorgeous coastline that is fast becoming the Southern Hemisphere's Cote D'Azure.

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Things to do in Argentina and Uruguay

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Buenos Aires

See a performance at the legendary Teatro Colón.

Take an underground shopping tour with "B-Sides Guide".

Tour the stunning synagogues with so much history.

Learn to play polo in the Argentinian countryside.

Admire eclectic architecture all over the city.

See a polo match smack in the middle of the city.

Hang in Palermo, Buenos Aires' answer to NYC's Soho.

Jose Ignacio

Take a cooking class at the antique shop/kitchen Numero 3.

Go to the tiny but magical town of Garzon for an epic meal.

Learn to surf and take sunset horseback rides at Estancia Vik.

Take a family yoga class at The Shack Yoga.

Take in the outdoor domed James Turell exhibit that's unlike anything you've ever seen.

Have afternoon cocktails at beach-side hot spots.

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A note from Zoe

Jose Ignacio is a 25 minute flight from Buenos Aires and makes for a perfect combination of relaxation and city-stomping.

Places to eat & drink in Argentina and Uruguay

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Buenos Aires

LIMA: For upscale Japanese-Peruvian in a chic setting.

La Union: For insane gluten-free baked goods.

Na Num: Off-the-beaten-path for hipster Korean.

El Gauchito: For epic empanadas with a kitchy vibe.

Cafe Mishiguene: For Jewish Deli that could be mistaken for Brooklyn.

Jose Ignacio

El Abrazo: For fresh fish in a stunning outdoor setting.

Garzon Restaurant: For a Michelin meal in the middle of nowhere.

beach-based La Huella: To see and be seen.

Cruz del Sur: For epic lamb chops.

La Linda Bakery and cafe: For chipas galore.

Day Trips from Argentina and Uruguay

Waterfalls draping over lush jungle canyon with trees in Iguazu Falls, Argentina.

Argentinian countryside for polo lessons, Iguazu Falls (an hour flight both ways).

Need to Know

Looking for more inspiration on traveling to Argentina? Read a guide on the best things to do in Northern Argentina or a holiday trip to Mendoza and Buenos Aires.

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