Seven Lakes Road

Patagonia

Cafayate

Salta Valleys

Cerro Tronador

Bariloche, Patagonia

Talampaya Canyon

La Rioja

Arelauquen

Patagonia

Vineyards

Mendoza

IguazĂș Falls

Misiones

Purmamarca

Jujuy

Golf Tips

Closing days

  • All courses in Buenos Aires are closed on December 25th (Christmas) and January 1st. 
  • Almost all are closed on Mondays, the only exceptions are Cabeza de Caballo and Lomas Athetic Club.
  • Golf Courses in Patagonia are opened and playable 365 days a year (they never close).

Caddies and Karts

  • Almost all the courses are played walking. You can carry your bag, use a pull cart or ask for a caddy.
  • Only 5 Courses are playable with "KART" in Buenos Aires: Pilará, Pilar, Buenos Aires GC, San Eliseo and Nordelta.
  • The three courses of Patagonia can be played with "KART": Chapelco GC, Llao LLao GC and Arelauquen GC.
  • Average cost of the "KART" is around 20 - 30 USD per player.
  • Average cost of a caddy is 40 USD, plus tip. Gratitude is not compulsory, but recommended. Suggested tip: around 10 USD. 
  • One caddy per golfer is the rule.

Measurements

  • All the courses are measured in YARDS and to the center of the green.
  • Normally: BLUE sitck is 200 yards to the center of the green, white stick 150, and RED 100.
  • Normally: BLUE pin means "back of the green", WHITE pin is "in the middle", RED pin is "at the front".  

 

Travel Tips

Schedules - Times - Hours 

  • Argentina’s Time Zone is GMT-3, Between 4 and 5 hours west to Europe & South Africa.
  • Business hours go from 8:30 am to 6:30 pm. 
  • Banks are open from 10 am to 3 pm. Exchange bureaus ("casas de cambio") open till 5 pm.
  • Shops and Supermarkets have extended hours, normally until 10 pm. The same applies to shopping malls.
  • Restaurants start preparing dinner after 8 pm, exceptionally from 7:30 pm. Clients are welcomed usually until to 2 am. 
  • Pubs & Discos normally close around 6 am.

Tips

Although not compulsory, it is customary to tip 10% of the bill in restaurants and cafés. Tips are paid in cash, as they can’t be included in the credit card payment. 

Forms of payment

Bills are issued in argentine pesos (ARS). Most establishments accept pesos and US dollars. A few of them will also take Euros (at the exchange rate of the day). 

Traveler's checks can be used in Buenos Aires, but they are not so common in the rest of the country. Payments should be done in cash or credit card: VISA, AMEX, MASTERCARD, DINERS are accepted almost everywhere.  

Electricity

Electric energy in the whole country is 220V / 50Hz.  To adapt to 220V / 50 Hz from 110V / 60 Hz you will need a simple transformer.

 

Telephone

International Calls 

  • The country code for Argentina is +54, and the area code for Buenos Aires is 11.
  • If calling from abroad to a domestic phone in BA you need to dial (+54 11) before the 8 digit number.
  • For Mobile phone numbers, when calling from Buenos Aires, dial (15) before the 8 digit number.
  • To call mobile numbers from abroad, dial (+54 9 11) before the number 8 digit number (without 15). 
  • Public telephones work with coins or cards that can be bought in "kioskos" – stores similar to "Tabac" in Europe.

"Locutorios" are places with phone cabins. You can pick your cabin and pay exactly for the time used.

Useful telephone numbers

  • Toll-free numbers, from any telephone, public or private:
  • 911: Emergency Number
  • 101: Police
  • 107: Medical Emergencies
  • 100: Firemen
  • 113: Official Hour
  • 0800 999 2838: Tourist assistance (9 am to 8 pm)
  • Jorge Newbery Domestic Airport: (+54 11) 4576-5300
  • Ezeiza International Airport: (+54 11) 5480-6111 
  • Retiro Bus Central Station: (+55 11) 4310 0700

 Report lost or stolen credit cards

  • VISA: 4379-3333
  • AMEX: 0810 555 2639
  • MASTERCARD: 4348-7000
  • DINERS: 4708-2484

 Airlines

  • Aerolíneas Argentinas: 4340-7800
  • Alitalia: 4310-9999
  • Air France:  4317 4711
  • American Airlines: 4318-1111 
  • British Airways: 4320-6600
  • Iberia: 4131-1000
  • LAN: 0810 9999 526
  • Lufthansa: 4319-0600
  • United Airlines: 4316-4744
  • Varig: 4329-9200 

 

Airports

Presentation Time in advance

Jorge Newbery Domestic Airport

  • Domestic flights and flights to Uruguay, Chile and Brazil: at least 1 hour before departure time. 
  • Average time from downtown to the airport: 20 minutes.

Ezeiza International Airport 

  • All International destinations:  3 hours before departure time. 
  • Average time from downtown to airport: 40 - 60 minutes.

Airport TAX

  • International Airport (Ezeiza): 29 USD
  • Domestic Flights: 8 USD

Domestic Flights duration

Most of the domestic flights are to and from Buenos Aires; there are only two daily connecting flights between provinces:

  • Daily Patagonia Roundtrip: Buenos Aires - Puerto Madryn - Ushuaia – Calafate - Bariloche - Buenos Aires.
  • Daily NorthWest Roundtrip: Buenos Aires - Bariloche - Mendoza - Salta - Iguazú - Buenos Aires.

Flight durations from Buenos Aires to...

  • Bariloche: 2 hours 10 min
  • Mar del Plata: 45 min
  • Córdoba: 1 hour 15 min
  • Mendoza: 1 hour 50 min
  • Iguazú Falls: 1 hour 45 min
  • Salta: 2 hours
  • Calafate Glaciers: 3 hours 15 min
  • Ushuaia: 3 hours 20 min 

Domestic Airlines “Luggage Information”

 Aerolíneas Argentinas

  • 15 kg per person, not including the Golf Bag (1kg = 2.2 pounds)
  • One person is allowed to take 2 bags of 15 kg total plus the Golf Bag.

LAN

  • 20 kg per person, including the Golf Bag. 
  • One person is allowed to take up to 2 bags plus 1 golf bag, all of which have to weight 20 kg or less in total. The extra kg costs around USD 4.  

Verify the size of you carry on luggage since it should not be bigger than the size of the compartments on the airplane you are about to board. Carry on luggage should weight no more than 5 kg in domestic flights and 10 kg in International flights.

 

Argentina General Information

Location / Extension (Southern Hemisphere) 

With a mainland area of 2,8 km2 (1,07 sq mi), Argentina is the eighth-largest country in the world, the second largest in Latin America and the largest among Spanish-speaking nations.

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Geography

Its relief is characterized by the contrast between the eastern plains, facing the Atlantic Ocean, and the Andes mountain range (the longest range in the world) on the West. 

Aconcagua, at 6.959 (22,851 feet) is the highest peak in the chain and the highest in the western hemisphere. 

Capital City: Buenos Aires

Population 

  • Argentina has a population of around 42 million inhabitants. 
  • Buenos Aires City, the Capital disctrict, holds 3 million. Buenos Aires province, 15 million. 
  • Population density is of 15 people per square kilometer of land area, well below the world average of 50 people.
  • Origin: 95% of population descends from Italian and Spanish immigrants. 

Language

The official language is Spanish, or “Castellano” (Castilian)

Religion 

Roman Catholicism is the official religion, with an overwhelming majority.

The Constitution states that the federal government is Roman Catholic, but it also guarantees freedom of religion for all. Therefore, Argentina has many Jews and Muslims (Buenos Aires has the second largest Jewish population in the Americas after New York), as well as members of Russian, Greek and Syrian Orthodox churches and Protestant denominations. 

Currency / Exchange Rate 

  • The official currency is the "peso". 
  • There are $2, $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 pesos notes, and $2, $1, $0,50, $0,25, $0,10, and 0,05$ coins.
  • The exchange rate is variable. Although it fluctuates, the current rate is about 15 pesos per USD, and 16 pesos per Euro.

Constitution and Government

23 provinces + Buenos Aires Capital City form the National territory. The government, according to the national Constitution, adopts the representative, republican and federal form, as well as the division in three powers: executive, legislative and judicial. The President and Vice President, as well as the Mayor of the City of Buenos Aires, the governors of the provinces and the members of the legislative bodies are chosen by universal suffrage, secret and obligatory by both sexes citizens older than 18 years. 

President: Mauricio Macri (2015-2019)

Buenos Aires City Mayor: Horacio Rodriguez Larreta (2015-2019)