With its mainland area of approximately 2,780 million square kilometers, Argentina is the eighth largest country in the world. It is the second largest country in the South America, right after Brazil. It is located between Andes on the west and the Atlantic Ocean on the east. Argentina is a very diverse country when it comes to the natural environment – it has large deserts in the north, while the rainforests are located on the south. It is also diverse when it comes to the population and culture. In short, it is a truly paradise for tourists and all people who want to experience something more during their vacations.
Almost everyone can find something in this country of more than 42 million people. You can explore the secrets of the cosmopolitan cities or search for the peace in the steppes of the Patagonia. For those who prefer something more extreme, there is option of climbing to the highest peak of the South America (Aconcagua).
Argentina is a country of the great wines, tango, friendly people and football of course. Football players and clubs are something that is worshiped as real Gods. In fact, the local folks in Buenos Aires were so thrilled about Diego Armando Maradona that they decided to build a church and dedicate it to this legendary player.
The official language is Spanish and the currency is the Argentine Peso.
Car rental in Argentina- Suggestions
If you are planning a car rental in Argentina, your driver’s license from domestic country would be sufficient, just like with renting a car in Peru. However, if you are planning to drive abroad, then you will need an International driver’s license. All foreigners must have their passports with them, so make sure not to leave it in the hotel.
In Argentina, you must drive on the right side of the road. Make sure to follow all speed limitations. If you are not familiar with them, here is a short list:
- The speed limit on the side roads and residential areas is 40 km/h
- In the urban areas, it is 60 km/h
- You must not drive over 120 km/h when you are on the highway
The price of fuel differs from city to city and region. In general, you will pay three pesos for one liter or 2,5 pesos if you are in the northern region of the country. If you are planning to visit Andes region, make sure to have full reservoir or at least canister of fuel.
Car rental in Argentina can be a really interesting experience, that is for sure. You can drive along the wide avenues of the Buenos Aires or explore your driving skills in the heart of the Patagonia. If you opt for this second solution, make sure that you have a spare tire. The local roads are not in the excellent condition and the majority of them are not even paved. On the other hand, Patagonia is known as the most peaceful and quietest region of Argentina. In some cases, you will be driving for hours alone, without any other cars on the horizon.
In addition, it would be an ideal if you have time to visit and rent a car in Iquazu Falls. In fact, car rental in Argentina should be used for visiting places like that. Iquazu Falls are located along the border with Brazil and they are definitely something that you will not forget.
If you are searching for the cheapest solution in Argentina, then you should avoid car renting in Buenos Aires, especially the agencies at the airport.