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With Valentines Day coming up, finding the perfect spot to celebrate romance is an important task at hand. Our picks? Read on-
Watching the sunset or the sunrise is a romance classic and where better than on a boat floating down the river or up in the air in a hot air balloon? Buenos Aires Outdoors offers romantic balloon rides over the countryside at Capilla del Señor (they offer transport to and from the city). Smile on Sea offers a special romantic sailing trips that depart from Puerto Madero, and Soul Trips offer a similar service in Tigre although on a motorboat with lit candles, drinks and snacks.
Speaking of Tigre, this rugged location surrounded by streams in the heart of the Paraná delta is another great alternative for nature loving lovers who want to relax together away from the bustle of the city. Rumbo 90° is a beautiful lodge and spa well worth staying in, and they will be offering a special Valentines Day candle lit dinner in their exclusive restaurant overlooking the river. Another option is the Delta Eco Spa. They offers special Valentines Day deals, including overnight and day passes for the spa, and special deals on massages and facials.
For those looking for something in the city the Rosedal is a classic go-to romantic spot with its blooming roses, pedal boats and Andalusian patio. Bookstores and traditional cafes also have a special romantic charm to them so a visit to the Ateneo Grand Splendid, one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world, is a nice option and as for cafes the classic Tortoni on Avenida de Mayo, Las Violetas– for a lavish 5 o clock tea in Almagro, and Confiteria La Ideal are all wonderful options, plus many are also tango joints, which brings us to our next suggestion.
Tango, of course, an obvious romantic activity in this city, and the great thing about Buenos Aires is that you can listen to it, view it and even try it out! Ruben and Cherie are popular tango teachers well worth taking a lesson with, also La Catedral offers tango lessons for beginner and intermediate levels and you can stay for the milonga afterwards. Other options include Lo de Roberto in Almagro (a small intimate bar with live tango music), the aforementioned La Ideal, and Los Angelitos, amongst others.
Some bars and restaurants will of course be offering thematic evenings and special menus. The stunning Milion bar will be having a Valentines night, and the mysterious Frank’s Bar with its in-house sex shop is also an interesting option if you can get the password to enter. Hernan Gipponi will be offering a special Valentines Menu- more information here.