Banks and Exchange Offices: from Monday to Friday, from10:00 a.m. to 03:00 p.m.
Commercial Offices: generally open from 09:00 a.m. to 12:00 and from 02:00 p.m. to 07:00 p.m.
Shops: in big cities, from 09:00 a.m. to 08:00 p.m. , though in the provinces shops close at midday . On Saturdays, the timetable goes from 09:00 a.m. to 01:00 p.m.
Cafés, cafeterias and pizza-shops are open almost always except from 2.00 a.m. to 6.00 a.m.
Restaurants: lunch is served from 12:30 and dinner from 08:30 p.m. Many establishments offer fast food at any time.
Although dollars are generally accepted, you can change money in Banks and Authorized Exchange Offices. The credit cards which are generally accepted are American Express, VISA, Diners and Master Card. You may have some trouble to exchange traveler checks out of big cities.
Where to report lost or stolen credit cards:
V.A.T. is returned
The airport will give you back the money charged as Value Added Tax if you have bought national products spending more than $ 70.- (with check) in shops which are members of "Global Refund" system.
It is a custom to leave 10% of the check in cafeterias and restaurants and give a tip to doormen, porters and show ushers.
Argentina features the most beautiful golf courses in all four directions. This singular sport has been gaining more and more followers as well as professionals year after year. Likewise, tourists may enjoy golf at any course. Many of them are encouraged to carry their own clubs when they travel so as to be delighted with the best greens and holes in our country.
The estancias are definitely linked to the history and the essence of our culture. And for such reason, the houses and inns that welcome visitors today are accurate representations of our identity. In them, the past and the present of both Creoles and immigrants are expressed.
We invite you to travel the country and discover these estancias, country houses and inns: a brief ride with accurate information to tempt you tour and visit them.