Argentina has many characteristics that have been spread throughout the world by its visitors. The outgoing personality of its inhabitants – friendly, amusing and enthusiastic, its typical food and drinks that range from “asado” to “mate” through regional dishes and to “dulce de leche”: traditional music such as “tango” – a 2x4 time rythm – or folklore with its regional choreographic imprints; the passion for football which overcrowds stadiumns; its typical games such as “truco” – a card game in which luck and ability to cheat the opponent are of prime importance; the persistence of old traditions and, last, but not least, the personality that each region keeps and strengthens throughout the years.
Argentina shows powerful contrasts due to its varied geography. From the Andes in the west bordering Chile from the south to the north and with the highest peack in the Aconcagua – 6,959 meters high -, to the Pampas plains and the Atlantic coastline, through mountainous regions, numerous woods, jungles, deserts and fertile valleys, the biodiversity of ecosystems helps the growth of a very rich flora and fauna. Many of its natural sites have been preserved as protected areas as well as national parks, or have been declared World Heritage by UNESCO.Together with this biodiversity, Argentina has a varied climate: mild and humid in the Pampas, cold and humid in the western Patagonia, subtropical in the Mesopotamia and warm in the northeast.
The official language is Spanish.
Foreign tourists from neighboring countries only need their ID to enter Argentina. Visitors from other countries must have a valid passport and a visa, if required. It is recommended to check with the nearest embassy or consulate about the current legislation for each country or in here.