Airport

Ministro Pistarini International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional Ministro Pistarini) (IATA: EZE, ICAO: SAEZ), more commonly known as Ezeiza International Airport owing to its location within the The Partido of Ezeiza, in the Greater Buenos Aires, is an international airport located 22 kilometres (14 mi) south-southwest of Buenos Aires, the capital city of Argentina. It is the country’s largest international airport by number of passengers handled.
There are several ways to reach the city once you arrive, you can find various offers of shuttles or taxi in the airport, which will take to your destination. Fees may vary depending on the means of transportation.

Climate

Buenos Aires has a humid subtropical climate, with humid summers and mild winters. The warmest month is January, with a daily average of 25.1 °C (77.2 °F). yet the city is subject to cold fronts that bring short periods of pleasant weather and crisp nights. Relative humidity is 64-70% in the summer, so the heat index is higher than the true air temperature. Spring (September to November and autumn (March to May) are generally mild and volatile, with averages temperatures of around 17 °C (63 °F) and frequent thunderstorms, especially during the spring.

Particularly November, the weather is generally pleasant, with sunny days and fresh nights. However, at this time of year, sporadically cold surges associated with the passage of frontal systems from the south can occur. From the thermal point of view, November is characterized by a mean temperature of 20.3 ° C, average maximum equal to 25.2 ° C and an average minimum of 15.4 ° C.

Communications

Telephone

There are various options for making international and domestic telephone calls in Buenos Aires and Argentina in general. You can find the standard pay phone on the street, and what is characteristic of Buenos Aires city are shops called Locutorios” (Telephone kiosks), shops similar to Internet Café’s where you can either buy a International Phone Card or pay for the one phone call.

Important Phone Numbers:

– Emergency Services

101 / 911 ————————————————– Police
100 ———————————————————- Fire
107 ———————————————————- Ambulance
103 ———————————————————- Civil Defense

147 ———————————————————- General Services

– City Government Call Center

4323 ——————————————————– General Information

– Telephone Service

4312 2232 / 5550 // 0800 555 0016 ————– Tourism Information Center
4480 0224 ————————————————- Ezeiza International Airport
4771 0104 ————————————————- Jorge Newbery Airport

Currency

The Argentinian Peso is the official currency in Argentina. It is the legal tender in all the Argentinian territory, but you may found several stores, mainly nearby touristic places where you can pay in US Dollars.
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Electricity

Electricity supply Argentina is 220 volts and 60 H, but sockets with adapters are available in the washrooms of many luxury and medium-grade hotels. It isn’t rare to find and Electricity Store where you can find the adapter that suits your device.

Language

Spanish is the official language in Buenos Aires as in all of the Argentinian territory. It is characterised by voseo, yeísmo and aspiration of s in various contexts, which differences from Spanish in other latin-american countries.

Safety and Security

Argentina has a medium level of safety compared with other countries; violent crime targeting tourists is rare. Crimes such as pickpocketing, bag-snatching and theft of laptops and mobile telephones are common among distracted tourist. Tourist should avoid going alone, should stay on the principal streets and principal tourist sites and roads. Criminal scams targeting tourists are not uncommon.

Healthcare is provided in Public Hospital and is free of charge for everyone. Depending on the Private Clinics, international health insurances may be accepted.

Tipping

Tipping is a really common thing in Buenos Aires, mainly in the gastronomic industry, such as in restaurants or delivery. Other services, such as bellboys or taxi drivers (when carrying luggage or similar) is also well seen. Other activities such as tourist guides, hiring a car, etc. are not ruled by the tipping custom.

Tourism

Argentina is composed by a vast territory with different echosystems in every direction. Starting with Buenos Aires, the capital city, you astonishing architecture, museums, theaters, shows, galleries and a very active nightlife, Buenos Aires is a city that it’s awake 24-7. Afterward you may go north, to Misiones and see Iguazu’s Falls, or even further to Salta or Tucuman and enjoy the local cuisine and breath taking landscape. To the west you have Bariloche, Villa Langostura and more with its imposing mountains and enjoy the skiing season. Or you can go south, to the world known Patagonia, with its incredible scenery. The alternatives are many and different, with things you may not see in any other place in the world.

Transportation

Public Transportation in Buenos Aires city is mainly divided in two, buses and subway. You can find many bus lines so it is recommended to ask for directions before engaging in one. When taking a bus, be aware that you can pay only with coins or the travel car called SUBE, cash is not accepted. The subway net is fully signposted and in every station you may find directions to your destination. Cash is accepted when buying the ticket.

The principal train-bus station is called Retiro, and it links Buenos Aires city with further destinations, middle and long range distances. Actually the train service is having a transformation process, so is a good idea to evaluate every alternative.

The taxi service is standard, similar to taxi services in other countries such as United States, Canada or European countries. The driver should start the meter at the beginning of your ride and stop it when you reach your destination. Fares are standard, metered and non-negotiable. If you required a ticket you should ask it before the ride starts, if not the cab driver will most probably don’t give it away.