The birthplace of the sultriest dance in ballroom and the modern-day party capital of South America, Buenos Aires’ bucket loads of Latino charm make it a prime spot for those looking for romance. Whether you choose to seek out the old world romance of the tango halls or pay a visit to the city’s surprisingly non-seedy ‘Love Hotels’ (rentable by the hour), there are a myriad of ways to get loved up in Buenos Aires.
Number one of the list of romantic things to do in Buenos Aires has to be watching a tango show, and you don’t have to look hard in the city to find top-class dancers. Stroll the cobbled streets of San Telmo’s Sunday market to catch the street performers in action, or book a tango dinner show where you can immerse yourself in the historic dance, while enjoying a candlelit dinner. For a more hands-on experience, join a tango class where you’ll get to gaze into your partner’s eyes as you learn some classic moves, then head to the waterfront Puerto Madero for dinner with a glittering view of the docks.
Romance doesn’t have to be confined to the evening hours, either. Take a cycling tour of Constanera Sur Ecological Reserve; stroll around the pretty Japanese gardens or get dolled up for sporting date at the Argentine Polo. Or why not enjoy a champagne-fueled picnic in the Palermo Rose Gardens, where you can hire a rowing boat on the lake, then whisk your date to the planetarium for some sunset stargazing?
Of course, you don’t have to just stay in the city; there are plenty of options for romantic getaways. Book a weekend at a luxury gaucho ranch, where you can explore the surrounding countryside by horseback; take a scenic ferry ride to Montevideo in Uruguay; or drift downstream with a boat cruise along the picturesque Tigre Delta.