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Argentina is located in the southern hemisphere, where seasons are the opposite to the northern hemisphere. March, the beginning of autumn, is the ideal time to visit any place in the country. At this time the weather in the city of Buenos Aires is warm, humid and a bit rainy, and the temperature starts going down, being generally in the range between 11ºC (52ºF) and 25ºC (77ºF). In general, summer, with mild temperatures and long days, is the most favourable season to travel across Patagonia and the meridional Andes. Winter is the recommended season to travel along the north, northeast and northwest areas because rains are less frequent and subtropical temperatures decrease some degrees. Autumn and spring are very favourable in Cuyo, La Rioja and Catamarca pre–cordilleran areas and in Buenos Aires.

In our country the electric system is 220 Volts and frequency 50 Hertz. If you have electric appliances for 110 volts, you can purchase adaptors in specialized stores.

In Argentina the currency is the PESO ($).
T here are bills of 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 pesos and coins of 1 peso and 1, 5, 10, 25 and 50 cents.

As in many other countries, in Argentina it is customary to leave a tip of 10% of the consumption in bars, cafes and restaurants and to tip doormen, porters, concierges and hotel attendants and also attendants in cinemas, theatres and shows.

Telephone Booths
Everywhere in the country there are telephone booths from where you can make domestic or international calls, where calls have to be paid cash. Some have fax services and access to Internet and special booths for ear–impaired people.

Bank and Stores opening times
Mondays – Fridays 10 am to 3 pm.

Commercial / Trade Offices
Generally 9 am to 12 pm and 2 pm to 7 pm.

Shops and Stores
In big cities, 9 am to 8 pm, although in the interior of the country they use to close at noon. On Saturdays, opening time is 9 am to 1 pm. Shopping malls and big stores are open the 7 days of the week from 10 am to 10 pm.

Cafés, Bars and Pizza Parlours
They are almost always open except between 2 am and 6 am.

Lunch is served as of 12 pm and dinner as of 8 pm. Nevertheless, there are many places where you can get fast food served at any time. It has to be taken into account that these opening times can be different depending on the province.

International Ezeiza Airport "Ministro Pistarini"
Inaugurated in 1949, it is the international terminal of excellence in the Argentine Republic as it concentrates 80% of the country's international air traffic.
Address: Autopista Ricchieri, Km. 33,500. Ezeiza, Province of Buenos Aires.

It is located in the northwestern area of the City of Buenos Aires. It holds mainly domestic flights, and in a lesser degree, international flights to the República Oriental del Uruguay. It is the airport with most passengers in transit.
Address: Av. Rafael Obligado S/N. (1425) Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires.

Domestic Airports

Puerto Iguazu Airport
Located 6 km from the National Park and 21 km from Puerto Iguazu Centre.
Latitud 26°51' S. Longitud 65°6' W.
It´s located 279 meters above sea level

Jorge Newbery Airport (Buenos Aires)
Located in front of Rio de la Plata, on Costanera Avenue, between Sarmiento Avenue and La Pampa Street, in Buenos Aires City. It´s located only 2 km from the centre.
Latitud > 34°33'32” S. Longitud > 58°24'59” W.
It´s located 6 meters above sea level

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