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5 ideas to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Buenos Aires

Couple celebrating Valentine's Day in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Are you visiting Buenos Aires on February 14th? Valentine’s Day (“Día de los enamorados”) may not be as widely celebrated in Buenos Aires as it is in other parts of the world, but the city’s mix between old-world charm and Latin passion make it the perfect place to celebrate love with your S.O. If you do not know exactly what you want to do with your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day, here are 5 ideas to have a special date with your loved one.

One very important thing to take into consideration is that February 14th comes in the heat of summer in the Southern hemisphere, so in this post we will help you find a way to celebrate and to have a long lasting memory to substitute the chocolates!

Enjoy a Sunset Drink (or two) at Crystal Bar in Puerto Madero

a group of people sitting at a train station

(Location: Aimé Painé 1130, Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires)

If you are looking for a traditional Valentine’s Day date, then Puerto Madero provides the perfect setting, as some of the most romantic and memorable dates take place here. Puerto Madero offers different places to walk along the docks, and it is a quiet area with very little traffic.

To make it even more special, we recommend you book a table at Crystal Bar, located on the 32nd floor of Alvear Icon Hotel to enjoy a sunset drink with the best views of Buenos Aires. To the East, the open view to Río de la Plata; to the West, the whole city at your feet.

In a contemporary design environment, Crystal Bar shines with a varied and original cocktails list to enjoy with all your senses, with a precise alchemy of flavours, aromas and colours.

Enjoy an all-inclusive romance package in San Antonio de Areco

Ranch tour in Buenos Aires

Why just celebrating one day of romance when you can turn it into a 2-day celebration of love?

Explore the countryside of Buenos Aires and learn all about the gauchos and ranch life on the Pampas in an exciting private 2-days tour that includes visits to a historical rural town and silversmith museum, visits to a ranch, loads of food and wine, dancing, horseback-riding, gaucho horse skills display, and convenient pick-up and drop-off at your hotel.

You will leave Argentina’s largest city behind and dive into a completely different world on the way to San Antonio de Areco, a small town dating back to 1730 known as “the cradle of culture and tradition” in Argentina. The drive out to the Pampas will be very relaxing as your tour guide will fill in details of life in Argentina and what to expect at the town and the ranch, bringing the landscape around to life with their live commentary providing history, geography, cultural facts and interesting information.

In less than two hours, you will have arrived in the centre of Gaucho culture, where the extensive plains of the Pampas make an appearance and show us their vastness, the town of San Antonio de Areco. Wandering along the colonial streets, time seems to have stopped. Lifestyle has a different rhythm. Each person knows all the members of the community, so you will listen to people saying “good morning” all the time!

After a visit to the town centre, you will get back to the vehicle and head off to the ‘estancia’ (ranch), a beautiful and large property that operates as a farm focusing mainly on cattle-breeding and grain-growing. The ranch consists of a magnificent 1880 farmhouse, where there are only 12 exclusive suites, a living room, a restaurant, a game room and two swimming pools.
At the ranch, traditions are respected: each meal is an opportunity to enjoy a delicious home-made meal prepared for you, including the famous asado, the renowned Argentine barbecue.

You will also have time to try some laid-back horseback-riding (suitable even for beginners) or wagon-riding guided by the gauchos, enjoy a display of singing and dancing from folk who live in this region. Something unique: one of the gauchos will delight you with a demonstration of how he tames his horse and the confidence they have in each other in an unconventional horse whispering demonstration that is guaranteed to keep you spellbound.

Book your getaway online today and enjoy your two-day romantic vacation. Your hotel transfers, meals, activities and accommodation are included. So, you don’t have to worry about anything at all. Just pack and enjoy!

Take it to the next level with a Tango Class, Argentine wine tasting and Empanadas Making Class

food on a wooden cutting board

Thinking about something more out-of-the-box? Immerse yourself into the best of Argentinian culture: dance tango, learn how to prepare our traditional “empanadas”, and enjoy a wine tasting!

Treat your other half to a truly special date that neither of you will forget anytime soon.

Discover the fascinating world of Tango with a professional dancer. Learn the basic steps and understand why tango plays a key role in Argentinian culture. Then, learn to make empanadas, the most popular Latin American street food. Plus, demystify wine tasting and become the wine connoisseur you’ve always dreamed to be.

Book now your evening of wine, gourmet food, and the most sizzling dance in the world and enjoy an evening full of romance.

Experience the city lights with a Buenos Aires Night Tour

Buenos Aires City Tour at night

No matter how long you have been in Buenos Aires for, of if you have already done a city tour: a night tour will allow you to discover the city from a different perspective. And what a better day than Valentine’s Day to do it?

See Buenos Aires most popular attractions lit up in the glow of the city lights and visit a bar for drinks and snacks. Understand why Buenos Aires is dubbed “the city that never sleeps”. Immerse yourself into the magical nighttime atmosphere in this exciting tour that allows you to see Buenos Aires in a whole new light.

Ride through the city in a van and make a few walking stops where you will fully appreciate the city’s most important monuments and buildings, such as the Pink House, the Woman’s Bridge, the Obelisk, the Colon Theatre, the Floralis Genérica and many more.

You will also visit the young and trendy neighbourhood of Palermo Soho, an area which has become the centre of different social meetings and choice for independent designers, restaurants, bars and beer houses. Finally, you will have a drink and snacks at a distinguished bar.

This nighttime Buenos Aires tour shows you all the top attractions after the sun goes down and gives you some ideas on where to hang out at night!

Book online today and celebrate Valentine’s Day in a unique way.

Experience a Luxury Tea-Time in a French-Style Mansion

Date ideas for St. Valentine's in Buenos Aires

(Location: Av. Alvear 1661, Recoleta, Buenos Aires)

There was a time in which Argentina was one of the wealthiest countries of the world, and Buenos Aires was called “The Paris of South America” for its French influence.

That legacy remains, and can be seen mainly in Recoleta neighbourhood (check out our Recoleta travel guide to learn more about the fanciests district in BA), where walking along the elegant avenues is like going into a time machine.

There, you can enjoy the view of the French-influenced mansions, but you can also celebrate Valentine’s Day in one of them. Yes, at a real one! With beautiful outside terraces, Park Hyatt Hotel offers the perfect space to enjoy a traditional Five O’Clock Tea with delicious pastry in an elegant mansion.

Palacio Duhau (now Park Hyatt Buenos Aires) is a luxury hotel located in the traditional neighbourhood of Recoleta. The two-building complex combines the luxury of a former aristocratic palace with upscale contemporary design. A wonderful idea to imagine local life at the beginning of the 20th century in Buenos Aires and enjoy in a unique, relaxed and elegant place!

Experience a Buenos Aires landmark with an unforgettable tea to celebrate this special day.

Please, take into account that it is necessary to book your place in advance!

We hope that these ideas to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Buenos Aires will be useful while staying in the city. We are sure that you will enjoy them and that you will have an unforgettable experience. We are also glad to provide you with some tips so that you can make the most of your days among us.

In case you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us, we are just a message away, ready to help you and hoping to see you soon around here to say: “Welcome to Buenos Aires. Enjoy your stay”.