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Buenos Aires is served by two airports. The main international airport is Ministro Pistarini Airport, also known as Ezeiza, located about 30 km from Buenos Aires. Many flights to and from neighboring countries use the smaller Aeroparque Jorge Newbery airport, a short distance from downtown and very close to the venue.
- From Ezeiza local_airport
local_taxi By taxi: just before leaving customs you will see several booths offering prepaid taxi services. Manuel Tienda León is the best known and more expensive but the others are ok. Outside customs but inside the building you can use the less expensive but still safe Taxi Ezeiza. The trip from Ezeiza to Belgrano costs around USD 30 and takes around 40m. You prepaid the ride at the booth. Dolar, Euro and Credit cards accepted (at an extra rate).
Hailing a curbside taxi is strongly not recommended.
airport_shuttle By coach: Manuel Tienda Leon. This bus costs around usd 10 but only goes to Retiro (Terminal Madero) and Aeroparque (the other Airport). You can then take a regular bus from Aeroparque to go to the Ciudad Universitaria with a SUBE card, this trip takes less than 10m, see below.
directions_bus By regular bus: There are regular buses which you can get with a SUBE card, sold in the "Locutorios", the telephon booths in the airport. The ride of the bus 8 changing to bus 28 to the venue takes around 1h50m with a cost around ARS 20.
- From Aeroparque local_airport
local_taxi By taxi: You can prepay your trip at the desk of any of the taxi agencies at the arrival area of the airport, such as Remis Transfer Express, Remis Trans Air or Manuel Tienda León. There is a usual taxi stop outside the building but prefer prepaid taxis hired inside the building. Hailing a curbside taxi on the street is not recommended.
directions_bus By regular bus: You can also take regular buses but to pay your ticket you need a SUBE card, sold in "Locutorios" and Cigarette Kiosks in the Airport. Crossing the Avenue Costanera, all buses take you to the venue in 10m at an approximate cost of ARS 10.
The School will take place in Aula 3 at the First floor of the Pabellón 1, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Ciudad Universitaria:
We recommend the neighborhoods Palermo, Belgrano and Nuñez, because they are nice and near the venue. Please be aware that the two weeks of the CIMPA are holidays in Argentina and the hotels are generally full, so the earlier you reserve, the better. The hotels mentioned below have an agreement with the School and apply no penalty for cancellations until 48h before checkin, but please check this with them to be sure.
You do not pay 21% VAT if you pay your hotel bill with a non Argentinian credit card.
Sures Belgrano Suites, usd 87/107 per night, see also Booking
This is a clean and good place. The rooms are large and have kitchen and small desk. Breakfast included. Subway stop is at 3 blocks but the bus stops to the venue are 6 and 10 blocks far. It is possible to walk to the venue, 3km. Bus trip is short, not more than 15m. The street is calm. Rates apply if you reserve and mention Cimpa school to Cristian Assad
Sucre Suites, usd 70/80/90 per night (cleaning tax included). No need to give your card number by email. Pay at arrival; see also Booking
This is very similar to Sures but with no breakfast. Large and light rooms with kitchen and table. It is at 2k from the venue and a bus stop at 2 blocks. Bus ride is 10m. It is close to Belgrano center and the local Chinatown. The rooms at usd 70 are at the second floor and a bit noisy. The others are higher and with a balcony. Rates apply if you reserve and mention Cimpa school to Cecilia.
Ker Belgrano, usd 83/87/92 per night, see also Booking
This is a usual hotel. The rooms are very clean and reasonable spacious. All of them have a desk, a small frigo and microwave. You can reheat food but you cannot cook. The bus stop is at 400m, the ride takes less than 30m. The venue is 3k far. Rates apply if you reserve and mention Cimpa school to Leonardo Cannistraci.
River House, usd 75/90/100 per night, see also Booking
This is a family house transformed in B&B. It is managed by the owner Silvia. She has 7 regular rooms at usd75 and two big rooms at usd 90/100 per night. It is very close to the venue (1.8k or 10m by bus, bus stop at 3 blocks). Extremely clean, comfortable, really nice in a quiet neighborhood (it could be noise the day of football games or festivals in the stadium which is 4 blocks far). The living room of the house can be used by the guests, it has a nice view over the garden. No desk nor frigo. There is a microwave to heat prepared food and there are tables in the common room where you can eat. In some rooms it is possible to put a small table. Only cash at checkin is accepted. Rates apply if you reserve and mention Cimpa school to Silvia Izraelewicz.
Hotel Pedraza, usd 75/85/95 per night, see also Booking
Nice hotel, clean and familiar, close to the venue. They will keep this rates in ARS, so probably will be lower, depending on the USD/ARS rate. No kitchen. There is a small table in the room. Rates apply if you reserve and mention Cimpa school to Fabian at email@example.com.
Getting around in Buenos Aires
To get around while in the city, a good reference is wikitravel. The subway network (subte) reaches most touristic attractions, and several bus lines (colectivos) go all over the city. You can plan your route with Omnilineas, Moovit or the Interactive map. Bus and subway rides cost less than AR$10. To use buses and metro, you need to buy an electronic ticketing card called SUBE and add some credit to it. See the map of selling locations. The card costs less than ARS$50.
Buenos Aires is a big city, so it is good to take some precautions. Drivers may be very agressive, so be careful when crossing the street. It is usually safe to walk in touristic areas in the evening though you do not want to show up appealing electronic devices. There could be some pickpockets so it is good not to leave your belongings unattended in restaurants and bars, and -especially in buses- always keep your bagpack and purse in front of you, and your money in your front pocket. The usual precautions when traveling need to be applied here too.
Buses to reach Campus UBA -Ciudad Universitaria-: Numbers 28, 33, 34, 37, 42, 45, 107, 160. Warning: The destination sign on the bus should indicate "Ciudad Universitaria"
Weather in Buenos Aires
July is a winter month with average temperature 12C (53F); the average low is 8C (46F) and the average high is 15C (59F). Average humidity is 79%. Chances of a sunny day are around 32%, while there will be around 38% chances of a cloudy day and 21% of rain.
Power supply and plugs
Electric power supply in Argentina is alternating current at 220 volts, 50 hertz.
Currency and exchange rate
The Argentine currency is the Peso (ARS). Information on the official exchange rate at Banco de la Nación Argentina. or Dolarhoy. You can change cash at any exchange office; usually Banco Nación has the better rates for selling your dollars or euros. Other currencies have bad rates at any place. Alternatively, you can use your card to get pesos at any ATM but they usually charge usd 5 per transaction, depending on your bank. Credit and debit cards are widely accepted. Please do not change money in the street to avoid getting counterfait banknotes.
- restaurant Restaurants:
- It is customary to leave a tip equivalent to 10% of the bill.
- local_taxi Taxis:
- No tip expected, but it is standard to round up a little.