The Couple’s Guide to Buenos Aires
Known for its sensuous passion, Buenos Aires was tailor made for romance. From the lustful dance of the tango to the enticing epicurean scene, Buenos Aires is the perfect marriage between sultry sophistication and pure passion. Romance in Buenos Aires is anything but ordinary, which is why we chose to spend 6 weeks exploring all of the whimsical wonders and carnal delights of this South American city.
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- Where to Stay: Alvear Palace Hotel
- What Kind of Romance: City lovers, cultural couples, foodies
- Best Time to Visit: October – December (Spring), March (Fall)
- Currency: Argentine Peso
- Language: Spanish
- Transportation: Taxi, Uber, Subway, Bus
Nothing oozes sensuality quite like the famed dance of Argentina, the tango. We took lessons from Lucia & Jerry, who taught us the ins and outs of this passionate dance. We loved bonding over learning a new subject together while also taking advantage of the physical aspects of the dance. Once we mastered the dance in the classroom, we set out to the milongas, or tango clubs to put our practice to work. After a few glasses of Malbec, we took to the floor with couples of all ages and relished in the romance of the dance.
Afternoon tea at the famed Alvear Palace hotel is quintessential Buenos Aires romance. If the romance wasn’t enough to warm you from the inside, enjoy the in-house curated Alvear tea formulated with actual rose petals. Nosh on delightful crumpets and finger foods before feasting on a homemade decedent dessert. Dessert would not be complete without a glass of rosé champagne delivered directly to your table via white glove service.
One of our favorite experiences in Buenos Aires was our time visiting the Puesto Viejo estancia (ranch). This estancia was located about 45 minutes from Buenos Aires. Set in the idyllic Argentine countryside, this boutique hotel offers polo lessons and a full polo day, complete with personal lessons from an actual professional polo player. In between polo lessons, we feasted on gourmet Argentine food, cooled off in the infinity pool, and explored the estancia by bike.
After a day of playing polo at Puesto Viejo, soothe your aching muscles with a trip to the Alvear Palace hotel spa. Grab your honey and take a dip in the co-ed jacuzzi before separating to enjoy the sauna and steam rooms. Reconvene for a decadent couples massage and float away in a cloud of massage-induced bliss.
Argentina is known for its gourmet gastronomy. We dedicated a romantic evening to the epicurean delights at the St. Regis restaurant at the Park Tower Hotel. We feasted on a luxurious 6-course prix fixe menu complete with a decadent wine pairing from the famed wine region of Mendoza. The service was five star, the food was absolutely impeccable, and the wine was out of this world. We were able to enjoy our feast with a beautiful view of Buenos Aires and the city lights below us.
Buenos Aires has plenty of public park space sprinkled throughout the city. Grab a bottle of wine from Autre Monde or Malambo Vinoteca and a few empanadas and head off to the Jardin Japones, or Japanese Gardens, and enjoy a picnic in the park.
Visit the famed opera house, Teatro Colon, where you can take an amazing guided tour. For an especially romantic evening, purchase opera or ballet tickets and bask in the splendors of the art of opera.
A romantic trip to Buenos Aires wouldn’t be complete without a proper wine tasting! Head to our local Palermo favorite Bar du Marché where you choose three of your favorite cheeses and the team at Bar du Marché chooses the perfect wines to pair. After a delightful wine pairing, stay for dinner and nosh on the carne ravioli and the whitefish ceviche. If you choose the carne ravioli, make sure to order a glass of The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From the Tree, our favorite malbec.
Argentina is world renowned for its delectable choice of meats. When visiting the capital of Argentina, it is absolutely necessary to indulge in a romantic night out at a steakhouse. We recommend visiting one of the world renowned parrilla’s (steakhouses) and feasting on tender lomo (tenderloin) and a Mendozan malbec. Tip: Don’t go out to dinner until after 9:30 pm or else you’ll look like the gringos on the block! We recommend the following steakhouses:
- Don Julio (Guatemala 4699, 1425 Buenos Aires, Argentina): We knew we were in for a treat as we were greeted with glasses of champagne upon arrival to Don Julio. Feast your eyes and your stomach on mouthwatering meats prepared right before your very eyes. Grab a coveted outdoor seat on a warm Buenos Aires night to accompany your sizzling steak.
- Miranda (Costa Rica 5602, Palermo Hollywood): Come hungry to this Palermo Hollywood hotspot as they do not skimp on the portions! Choose from delectable steaks and mouthwatering chorizo, plus their sides do not disappoint. We recommend the polenta and sweet potato fries. Their Tip: Don’t bring your wine as there is a heavy corkage fee.
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