i will be visitin BA for the 1st time, goin solo,in feb 2010
wondering whats the best area to stay at for minglin with other tourists and also meet locals
what are the areas where it is 'all happnin', nightlife ,clubs pubs bars etc
thanks in advance
i have no idea but i will be there the same time!!! I cant wait.
Good on you both for heading off to South America. I am still toying with the idea of going on my own?? but a bit nervous about it. I will also be looking to go Feb time :-)
Hope you booth have a wicked time
I stayed in San Telmo and found it perfect for Bs As. It has a good vibe about it, lots of good market area's, shops, bars and restaurants. Plenty good hostels (Tango was good). There are places where you can see a good Tango show and get a meal (Sunday night half price via hostels).
Easy to walk to Puerto Moderno which is pretty. Easy to get a bus to Boca to see the colour, beauty and of course football. Easy to get a tube to Palermo (good bars, restaurants, zoo, polo matches, expensive lol) or Recoletta. I'd say it was a good spot. Neither the cheapest nor the most expensive.
Bs As wasn't my fav place as not big into cities but it has a bit to see for sure.
I'd say stay in Palermo. There is more of a restaurant and nightlife scene there. San Telmo and Recoleta both have great scenes as well, but after living here for a few months I have found myself heading to Palermo more than the other two.
Granted, there is a subway system here, but it normally closes at 10:30pm-ish. So, unless you are planning on going out from 10:00pm - 7:00am, you will need to take a bus or a cab to get back to your hostel.
There are three mainly neighborhoods in Buenos Areas, to stay and have a great time. Each of these areas has its own characteristics which makes them a unique place in the city.
but all depends in what you want, how long are you going to stay, and how much you want to spend.
One of this neighborhood’s is Recoleta, who is probably the most famous of Buenos Aires, because it is an area of great historical and architectural interest, due, particularly to the Recoleta Cemetery, also you count there with some of the city’s top restaurants and active nightclubs; is the quietest and the most expensive Buenos Aires neighborhood. Another good area is Palermo, which offers a zoo, a large man-made lake with rentable boats, and the impressive Japanese Gardens. This is also the largest Barrio in the capital of Buenos Aires; had a great night life, with lots of pub’s, restaurants and disco’s. The last option that I suggest is San Telmo, the true birthplace of Tango where many abandoned and timeworn buildings are being overhauled into high-end hotels and restaurants. There is a large music and bar scene providing nightly entertainment, and it offers a fascinating option for people looking for an immersion in the authentic cultural life of Buenos Aires.
Those three areas are perfect to have a great nightlife, to know people, and to have fun with all the things that each one offers. Finally let me suggest you to take a pub crawl in Palermo, or in San Telmo, two nice options to know people in BA. They always meet to crawl the best pubs of the area and then the group will end the party at one of the best dance clubs around.
I arrive in BA early Feb am also travelling alone and nervous but excited! Anyone recommend some good accommodation?