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The Pampas: Fact file

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What places combine well with Argentine Pampas?

A visit to the capital Buenos Aires (2-4hrs by road); beach time in Mar del Plata, or in Punta del Este, Uruguay across the River Plate, accessible from Buenos Aires.

How do I get to Argentine Pampas?

Some of the most popular estancias are a 2-4hrs drive from Buenos Aires. San Antonio de Areco is 113 km from the capital, 2hrs by road.

What are the festivals and cultural and sporting events in Argentine Pampas?

Dia de la Tradición: San Antonio de Areco, 10 Nov annually. The principal gaucho festival where events extend over a full week, with exhibitions of cowboy skills, music, dancing and barbecues.

What's the time difference between Argentine Pampas and UK?

GMT -3 hours. Sometimes daylight saving is observed in the summer, but this is announced ad hoc on a year-on-year basis.

When's the best time to visit the Argentine Pampas?

The pampa is at its hottest Jan-Mar (very humid with tropical showers, occasionally over 40°C during the day). It can be cold and cloudy Jul-Aug, so weather conditions are best for a visit in spring and autumn. Dec-Feb and Jul are local holiday times: porteños head for the beaches along the pampa’s Atlantic coast.

What's the official language of the Argentine Pampas?

Spanish.

How do I get local currency in the Argentine Pampas?

Argentine Peso. Notes can be withdrawn from the many ATMs in larger towns and cities using a UK credit or debit card. Limits may be lower than your UK bank allows. Acquire pesos before you head out into the pampa.

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