First time in Buenos Aires?

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Floralis Genérica opens in the morning sunshine and closes at night.

First time travellers to Buenos Aires should have a starting point for a really successful vacation. Here are a few suggestions to kickstart your ‘BA gay stay’.

Aspen Square, Palermo Soho

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We stayed at Aspen Square right in the heart of Palermo Soho Buenos Aires.

 

To find a hotel like Aspen Square is definitely a tip to be shared. The rooms are large, tastefully furnished and very comfortable. The staff couldn’t be more accommodating and helping visitors become acquainted with their beautiful city is what they do best. Breakfast is hearty and all inclusive and if you need to unwind there’s a small gym and pool on the top floor. The best part is the location in the heart of hip Palermo Soho, just a few minutes walk from the best restaurant precinct in Buenos Aires. It’s a safe and restful sojourn for the savvy traveler.

Croque Madame and the Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo

Croque Madam

Croque Madam wonderful for lunch before the Museum opens.

 

Lunch at Croque Madame in Buenos Aires is a total treat. Set in the old coach house of the Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo, this divine little restaurant has class and sophistication at a reasonable price. Arrive early and you will secure one of the sought after tables surrounding the fountain in the garden. The elegant decor inside hints at the splendour associated with times past. The museum opens for free tours at 2pm and, although sometimes overlooked by visitors, it is an absolute must. Filled with exquisite European antiques, paintings and sculptures, this grand mansion houses some of the most priceless works in this part of the world.

Peuteo Bar, Palermo Soho

Pluto Bar

Peuto Bar was our favourite gay bar in Buenos Aires.

 

Sampling gay bars in a foreign city can sometimes make you feel like Cinderella; it can be hard to find the right fit. Peuteo Bar in Palermo Soho has the magic mix of evening chic, fun and frivolity. Perfect for quieter cocktails during the week, on Friday and Saturday night the party anthems are pumping and the place is packed. Combine a dinner in trendy Armenia Square with drinks around the corner at this cosy, hospitable little bar. Most will find it a perfect fit and you might just meet a few of the local handsome princes.

Pepo Pepona Gay Restaurant

Pepo Pepona gay show

Extra dessert at Pepo Pepona gay restaurant Buenos Aires.

 

A welcome kiss by the owner hints at a night full of friendly festivities at Pepo Pepona. Although the waiters will deliver a serving of ground pepper you will never forget, dining in Buenos Aires’ only gay restaurant is definitely not the ‘main course’. That would be the entertainment which begins about 12am with four extremely handsome and very well-endowed strippers gyrating and pulsating around the tables for optimum crowd pleasure. Each representing an erotic fantasy, the doctor, once out of his scrubs, was able to work his stethoscope with specialist precision. Hot and bothered, you’ll be begging for an encore. Don’t miss this evening of lustful, latino treats.

Esquina Carlos Gardel Tango Show

Tango Show

Esquina Carlos Gardel the best Tango show in Buenos Aires.

 

Esquina Carlos Gardel Tango Show is about flare and passion, agile leg flicks and close sultry embraces. The orchestra above the stage ensures the rhythm of Tango is incisive, exciting, powerful and provocative as the tango dancers, in their brilliant colourful costumes, charm and mesmerise the audience. The show highlights both traditional and contemporary tangos with open gestures, intricate footwork, elegant lifts, kicks, and drops. The show is held in a beautiful traditional theatre which oozes the luxury and splendour of the tango era with its refined furnishings, nostalgic artworks and photographs. An all-inclusive, á la carte dinner is served before the show.

BA Gay Travel

Iguaza Falls

Don’t miss seeing Iguaza Fall when visiting Argentina.

 

Armando at BA Gay Travel (IGLTA affiliated) will design a tour or package a holiday to suit your needs. His 7 night Gay Buenos Aires and Iguazu Falls extravaganza with flights, transfers, private English speaking guides and accommodation is a sensational way to experience some of the best the country has to offer on a short stay. The company also specialises in gay wedding ceremonies and will arrange all the legal and celebratory details while you enjoy a relaxing, leisurely time in the city. Prices are affordable and the service is outstanding. Local knowledge and understanding will make your vacation truly memorable and hassle-free.

 

Iguazu Falls.

Iguazu Falls from the Brazil side, magnificient.

 

Insider Tip: While in Buenos Aires we were fortunate enough to meet a wonderful man called Nicolás Sansalone (nsansalone@gmail.com) who took care of our transport and local excursion needs. He speaks fluent English, Spanish and Portuguese. Nico is a wonderful guide, a native Argentinian and will go out of his way to make your stay in Buenos Aires one to remember.

 

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Do yourself a favour and contact Nico before you leave. He will give you sound advice about how to get started in this wonderful city he calls home and will be waiting for you when you touch down at the airport. A great guy and someone you can completely trust.

 

  • onesguy

    It was a pleasure meeting you guys on the trip. Love your blog and your sense of humor. Anyone reading your blog would be wise to follow your advice! Hugs and Cheers!

  • John

    It was great meeting you as well Henry. Hope you have settled back into normal life after all the fun. Look forward to our paths crossing again sometime. XX