Best free apps for travelers visiting Argentina

Argentina remains a  top vacation destination in South America. Stunning landscapes, spanning deserts of huge dunes, glaciers, forests, jungles and miles of coastlines, paired with cosmopolitan…
Best free apps for travelers visiting Argentina

Argentina remains a  top vacation destination in South America. Stunning landscapes, spanning deserts of huge dunes, glaciers, forests, jungles and miles of coastlines, paired with cosmopolitan cities such as Buenos Aires make it a big draw for vacationers.

So if you’re looking to do more research for your next trip, there are several apps worth looking into.

There are international apps that are still useful such as The Weather Channel or Foursquare; Google Maps allows you to explore the world and receive updates about public transportation or road delays.

But these are the local apps that are exclusive to Argentina and that you can download before you arrive in the country of Tango, asado and soccer.

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BA WiFi

BA WiFi acts as a GPS for locations where you can get free WiFi in Buenos Aires. There’s plenty of parks and public places. (BA WiFi)

The first thing you need to download any appy is to have Internet access. There is free Internet access in plazas, parks, libraries, museums and other public spaces in the city of Buenos Aires. BA WiFi allows you to locate the nearest place with free wi-fi 24 hours a day.

Cómo llego

BA Como Llego tells you hot to get around Buenos Aires, Argentina.

BA Como Llego is an APP that lets you get around in Buenos Aires using bike, train taxi or other methods. (BA Como Llego)

BA Como llego is a very practical app to move quickly and easily from one point to another in Buenos Aires. You only need to enter your current location and your destination. It will immediately show you a series of options that include public transportation (buses, trains and subway), bike, and itineraries by car or on foot.

BA EcoBici

Ecobici helps you get around using a bicycle in Buenos Aires.

If you want to get around Buenos Aires using a bicycle, the BA EcoBici app is for you. (Ingrid/Flickr)

If you decide to ride a bike, check out this app that gives you info on bike lanes and rentals in the city of Buenos Aires.

Guía Oleo

Oleo is an app that helps you find restaurants in Buenos Aires.

Oleo is a guide for the foody in you if you’re getting around Argentina. (Oleo)

A complete guide to restaurants at your fingertips. It allows you to search for a specific restaurant by name or specialty, type of cuisine, area, etc. You can also get rankings from other users by food, atmosphere and service, and find the closest restaurant to you.

Argentina Guía de Viaje

Pizza restaurants in Buenos Aires

Some call Argentina the Europe of the America’s for its cultural and architectural charm. (Shutterstock)

This app was developed by the National Institute of Tourism Promotion (INPROTUR) that will give you detailed information pertaining different Argentine regions. Check out all the useful information in the Augmented Reality section. It is available in seven languages.

Vial Móvil

Buenos Aires Argentina

If you’re ready to leave Buenos Aires or want to take a road trip, try the Vial Movil app. (shutterstock photo)

Let´s leave the city of Buenos Aires. This app by the Government of the Province of Buenos Aires contains information and useful recommendations for road trips, such as gas stations, cost of tolls and phone numbers to call in case of emergency.

Guía YPF

YPF is a travel app that can get you around in Argentina.

Forgot to take a map with you on your travels? YPF Guia YPF can help your plan and map your location throughout Argentina. (Guia YPF)

If you’re planning a trip through different areas of Argentina, you need to have the YPF guide on your cell phone or tablet. You can efficiently and easily check maps and put together road itineraries.

Despegar

US Citizens need a passport to travel abroad.

Despegar.com pools several travel resources for Latin America in one website. (Shutterstock)

If you have already decided on your trip, use Despegar.com app to nail hotel and airline options. You can book plane tickets and make hotel reservations ahead of time easily, quickly and safely.

These app versions are available for Iphone, Android and Windows Phone. Some are also available for Blackberry.

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