What’s the first thing that pops into your mind when you think of Argentina? If it’s not extraordinary mountains like those in Patagonia or 4 leveled night clubs that party until 7 a.m., we have some things to talk about. This scenic country is the top destination for international tourists in South America for reasons beyond sipping on yerba maté and dancing the Tango. A Natural Wonder of the World, Iguazu Falls lays in the Northern most point and the Southern-most city in the World, Ushuaia, sits in the South. The space in between is chalked full of adventure, too. World famous mountains like the sculpturesque Fitz Roy and the humongous Aconcuagua, the tallest in South America, are just a sampling of the daunting peaks begging to be climbed, hiked, skied, and/or mountain biked. Make sure you eat your Wheaties because mountains like Aconcuagua are no cake walk with about a 12 hour summit climb at 22,902 ft.
The capital city of Buenos Aires is full of dazzling beaux arts buildings like the Casa Rosada, and is home to the world’s largest boulevard, Avenida 9 de Julio. The Porteños (locals) can be seen swarming into parrillas, or steakhouses, in search of Argntina’s famous grass-fed beef. However, a traveler can not truly experience the city without enjoying the stellar nightlife. Buenos Aires is truly a city of the night. Not only will you need that young, fit body to traverse Argentina’s epic peaks during the day, you’ll need to call upon your youth once again to shake it with the locals at one of the ubiquitous boliches (night clubs).Some clubs in Buenos Aires that will suck you into a vortex of awesome are Kika, Club 69, and Crobar just to name a few on the tip of the fiesta iceberg. You’ll have to wait in line, probably oogling attractive people, paying the sexist fee of about 75 pesos (about $15) if you’re a guy, and finally getting into the boliche; a magical experience that lingers. This festive process will all start later than most people are accustomed to; Porteños commonly go out for dinner with their grandparents as late as 12 a.m., get coffee at 1:30 a.m., and meet up with their friends at 2am or later to begin the party. Many of the boliches don’t even open until 2am. On the other hand, Don’t expect these clubs to be raging until at least 3 a.m. You won’t get the full experience until you last until sunrise and stumble out of the club with a ringing ear, ready for breakfast.