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Myths vs. Facts About MICE in Argentina

Unveiling the Destination's True Essence with Signature DMC

Thank you to our Argentina-based DMC Partner Signature DMC for this virtual exploration of their destination — ond for doing some myth-busting as part of today's blog!


Argentina is located in South America, below the Caribbean, south of Brazil, between Chile and Uruguay, bordered by the Andes mountain range and the Atlantic Ocean.

This is a land of astonishing landscapes, vibrant cities, and rich cultural heritage — but Argentina is unfortunately often clouded by various misconceptions. There are countless myths surrounding this beautiful country.

Let's dive into the truth and discover the real essence of this enchanting destination.

Myth 1: "Argentina is just Buenos Aires."

Fact: While Buenos Aires is undeniably captivating, Argentina has so much more to offer for MICE events.

From the stunning Iguazu Falls, to the breathtaking Andean landscapes of Patagonia, and the majestic glaciers of El Calafate, the country boasts an immense diversity of natural wonders and cultural treasures.

Each region has its own unique charm and attractions, ensuring a memorable and multifaceted travel experience.

Myth 2: "Argentinian food is all meat and nothing else."

Fact: While it's true that Argentina is famous for its exceptional quality beef and asado (barbecue), the Argentinian culinary scene goes way beyond that!

From traditional empanadas and locro to delicious pastas and flavorful seafood dishes, Argentina offers a wide range of culinary delights influenced by European, Indigenous, and modern fusion cuisine. Don't forget to pair your meals with a glass of Malbec, Argentina's renowned wine.

Even better, Signature DMC can organize delightful cooking lessons or cooking tours, providing an immersive culinary experience. Additionally, our winery in Buenos Aires offers a perfect opportunity for travelers to dive into the captivating world of wine.

Myth 3: "Tango is the only dance to experience in Argentina."

Fact: Tango undeniably embodies the soul of Argentina, but it is not the only dance form you can immerse yourself in while visiting. Argentina is a vibrant hub of diverse dance styles reflecting the cultural richness of the country. 

Whether it's the energetic folk dances like chacarera or the passionate milonga, you can witness and even participate in these captivating dances, adding a touch of Latin rhythm to your journey.

For those ready to add unique rhythms to their MICE events, Signature DMC can assist in a myriad of ways, including sourcing dance instructors or class opportunities for groups interested in adding a touch of dance to their experience. 

Furthermore, we can help you hire performers for evening functions, ensuring your events are lively and memorable. Whatever unique requests or arrangements you have in mind, Signature is here to make it happen.

Myth 4: "Argentina is unsafe."

Fact: Like any other destination, Argentina has its share of petty crime; however, it is essential to separate the reality from exaggerated perceptions. 

By taking typical precautions such as avoiding isolated areas at night and being mindful of your belongings, you can explore Argentina safely. Moreover, local people are known for their warmth and friendliness, always ready to offer a helping hand and provide insider tips for a memorable experience.

It's noteworthy that despite these common misconceptions, the U.S. State Department (at time of writing) has issued a standard level one travel warning for Argentina, indicating a lower risk compared to many other frequently visited destinations with a level two warning such as the UK, Brazil, India, Peru, and Panama.

This underlines that Argentina remains a safe and enjoyable destination for travelers, especially when practicing basic safety measures.

Myth 5: "Visiting Argentina is expensive."

Fact: Argentina has become increasingly affordable for travelers due to economic fluctuations. While certain areas such as Buenos Aires may still have a higher cost of living compared to other parts of the country, there are plenty of budget-friendly options available.

And local DMC partners are there to lend a hand in securing the best rates with trusted in-destination partners making sure you get the most value for your money. From reasonably priced accommodations and public transportation to affordable local eateries, Argentina offers a range of choices for both luxury and budget-conscious attendees.

Myth 6: “Argentina is difficult to get to.”

Fact: Argentina is a well-connected country with highly developed transportation infrastructure, so getting here is relatively straightforward. Argentina boasts a total of 33 airports, with 10 of them designated as international airports. 

Argentina’s two main airports are Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) in Buenos Aires and Aeroparque Jorge Newbery (AEP), also in Buenos Aires. These airports are well-connected to major cities around the world, and numerous international airlines operate flights to Argentina. Together they welcomed 1.3 million visitors to Buenos Aires in 2023.

Beyond the main international airports, Argentina has strategically located regional airports, such as Iguazú, Bariloche, Córdoba, and Mendoza, which serve as entry points to specific tourist destinations. 

For instance, Iguazú Airport provides access to the famous Iguazú waterfalls and jungle, Córdoba Airport takes passengers to the scenic beauty of the Sierras and rivers, Mendoza Airport is a gateway for the wine and snow route, while Bariloche Airport connects visitors to the stunning landscapes of Patagonia.

Argentina also shares land borders with several South American countries, including Chile, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Bolivia.

Or how about an extraordinary railway adventure through the breathtaking landscapes of Argentina?

You can board the Tren de las Nubes (Train of the Clouds — Salta) and ascend to the skies on South America's highest train journey! Traverse the mesmerizing Andean landscapes, reaching elevations of over 4,200 meters.

And if you prefer going south, take La Trochita: the Old Patagonian Express.

Step back in time aboard this quaint narrow-gauge steam train that winds its way through the enchanting landscapes of Patagonia (Chubut).

Traveling to South America and Argentina is not just a trip; it's an odyssey that beckons explorers to discover the wonders of a diverse and captivating land. 

Picture this: a mere nine hours from the vibrant beaches of Miami, a little over 10 hours from the enchanting landscapes of Orlando, and just beyond 12 hours from the bustling energy of New York City, the journey begins even before you touch down on Argentine soil.

Experience the untamed beauty of the jungle and the awe-inspiring majesty of Iguazú Falls. Dive into the heart of Argentina's wine country in Mendoza and venture to the lofty heights of the puna for a truly unique experience. Traverse diverse terrains, from the picturesque town of Bariloche to the icy embrace of the glaciers in Calafate and Ushuaia.

All in one country!

So, debunk the myths, embrace the facts, and embark on an extraordinary journey to Argentina, where your expectations will be surpassed at every turn. 

Start planning your event today and let Signature DMC create a tailored experience that perfectly captures the true essence of Argentina.


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