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Why This Cheap South American Country Is Perfect For Solo Travelers

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A trending destination that’s filled with unique tastes, a proud culture, and incredible landscapes, there’s no doubt that Argentina is one of the best places to visit as a solo traveler.

Not quite a hop, skip, and a jump from the U.S., Argentina is definitely a commitment when it comes to venturing to South America.

A long flight from most locations, it’s a good thing the country has so much to offer once you’re there.

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As one of the safest destinations in South America to travel solo, the ease you’ll feel in most neighborhoods is surprising to travelers when they first visit.

If you’re completely new to Argentina or exploring South America, the best central hub is no doubt Buenos Aires.

As an up-and-coming hotspot, this vibrant city comes to life year-round, with its culture seeping through in its food, people, and architecture.

There’s so much to see here, making it a prime starting point for solo travelers looking to venture out in 2024.

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Food Culture

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If you ask a local their favorite traditional dish, you’ll make a friend for life. Many cultures worldwide are thrilled to show off their meals – and to share with tourists!

As a solo traveler anywhere in the world, the best thing you can do for yourself upon arrival is to sign up for a walking or food tour. Learn new things, eat new foods.

You’ll be surprised how many solo travelers have the same idea and sign up too! (There are even a few cooking classes you can sign up for with locals — for a more traditional experience).

galerias pacifico shopping mall in buenos aires argentina

Travel Communities

South America, in general, is known for being a solid choice for solo travelers, nomads, and backpackers to visit. With its affordable prices, thriving traveler communities, and 5-star hostels – who wouldn’t want to visit?

Argentina is no exception. Filled with hostels and quirky hotels, you’ll have your pick of the bunch. From plunge pools to rooftop bars, it really depends on what type of accommodation you’re looking for while you’re here. (To meet people, always opt for hostels!)

While there are traveler communities throughout the country, Buenos Aires has plenty of options in terms of living, events, and co-working cafes.

the Perito Moreno Glacier in patagonia argentina

Incredible Nature

If you’re a hiker, outdoor lover, or simply enjoy a good piece of nature, then Argentina should be on your list! With several natural wonders, there’s so much to see and explore here.

·  Perito Moreno in Parque Nacional de los Glaciares

·  Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi

·  Salinas Grandes, Jujuy

·  Banado la Estrella, Formosa

·  Rio Mina Clavero, Cordoba

·  Selva Misionera, Misiones

·  Parques Nacional Talampaya, La Rioja

Aerial View Of Buenos Aires Downtown Area, Argentina, South America

Art and Culture

Argentina is full of culture everywhere! Museums, sculptures, works of art, pop-ups. When the people speak to travelers, you can feel their passion and culture coming through in every word.

  • Museo Nacional Bellas Artes
  • Ruth Benzacar Galeria de Arte
  • Museo Moderno
  • Museo Historico Nacional
  • Malba
view of a statue in Argentina

Affordable

Besides cheap hostels, Argentina, in general, is a relatively affordable country to travel around if you know where to go. At a regular restaurant, a meal will cost you between $6-10.. Want to hear more?!

Beers range between $1-3, and rent in the city centers can often be found for as low as $300 per month.. That’s a true backpacking bargain.

Of course if you want to splurge a little more you can, but as a solo traveler looking to stretch your money, Argentina is an affordable option.

Tourists Riding Bikes Across A Public Park With The Floralis Generica For Background, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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