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My fiance and I are planning to elope in Buenos Aires Dec 2014. We are thinking about going to Brazil afterwards for our honeymoon. Does anyone have any suggestions and ideas? We would need a place to stay of course…something romantic of course. I wouldnet mind satying in the hotel maybe the first two nights for the wedding and then renting an apt for the rest of our stay. We would also need a ceremony venue and a nice place for dinner? It is very important that we have a really good photgrapher and videographer, as this will be our way to share our big day with family and friends when we get back to the states. We are going to probably plan a big party a couple of months after we get back. The initial idea was to do this all in Paris, but my fiance would like to go somewhere that is a bit warmer during the December months, and I really can’t disagree with that. I’ve alwasys wanted to go to Buenos Aires, and it’s considered “The Paris of South America.” Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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bumping simply because my dream honeymoon is Brazil (wont be happening for another 5 years at best tho)
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lilemily324: We spent 4 days in Buenos Aires in Nov 2012 and walked all over the place. I’ve got 3 areas to recommend for your purposes.
Puerto Madero: it’s a very modern area of the city with several high-end restaurants along the water, and it felt pretty safe. It’s close to the Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve (a wildlife preserve that is a birder’s heaven, and a few vendors selling street food). We were able to walk from one to the other in a short amount of time. I loved walking hand-in-hand with my SO along the waterway as it was lit-up and romantic in the evening.
Palermo: If you want both historic, trendy, walkable, and nice all wrapped in one, then I suggest this area. It’s a large area of Buenos Aires that includes the Japanese Botanical gardens, an AWESOME shopping district (Palermo Soho), Plaza Italia, etc. Palermo was probably my favorite area during our short stay because there were so many options of so many things.
San Telmo: great if you’re looking for a more historic part of Buenos Aires in the middle of the city near the main squares. It’s known for its HUGE antiques market on the weekend. Amazing architecture.
We stayed at the Hotel Boutique Raco, which itself was excellent (family-run, great breakfast, unique rooms). But the location may not be ideal if you want to get anywhere fast unless you take a taxi or the metro, aand be aware that at night the neighborhood wasn’t necessarily the safest I had ever felt. With that said, we had no issues and really enjoyed our stay – it is two blocks away from one of the main arteries through the city and within walking distance of SEVERAL excellent heladerias and gelaterias!!
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lilemily324: Hi Lilly, I just got back from Buenos Aires and I absolutely loved it. We stayed in San Telmo (the Brooklyn of BA) and spent most of our time there and in Palermo. We used AirBnB to rent an apartment for 10 days and ended up with a VERY affordable penthouse apartment with a beautiful rooftop terrace ($60/night). While I am a professional wedding photographer, I was there for vacation and didn’t get to photograph any weddings during my visit but I’d love to go back if you need an English-speaking photographer who knows the area. My website is rimabrindamour.com and I’d love to help in any way I can! XOXO, Rima
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I spent a month backpacking through Argentina, and would also recommend staying in San Telmo or Palermo Viejo. They’re both very picturesque areas. If you eat meat, I would 100% recommend going to Don Julio’s.
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We did AirBnB in Palermo in January and really loved the neighborhood. Renting an apartment is definitely the way to go – more space, more of a neighborhood feel, etc. We did a street art tour (Buenos Aires is known for it!) and a supper club (where people throw dinner parties in their home) – which is very trendy right now. It was a great way to meet locals and expats, and just be able to mingle instead of it just being the two of us. TripAdvisor has some great, well-reviewed options for that! I’ve only done the northeast coast of Brazil, so Im not as big of a help there, but Patagonia in Argentina was to die for, if that’s your speed (sounds like you want more of a traditional beachy honeymoon, though!).
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crayfish: I also took the street art tour and it was one of my favorite parts of the trip! And make sure to get a reservation at La Cabreras for the best steak dinner of your life!
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lilemily324: I am thinking about eloping in Buenos Aires as well in the spring of 2015. If you have any tips to share on logisitics or vendors you used, that would be mucho appreciated!!!
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Hi! I’m from Buenos Aires and I got married there a couple years ago. I live in Miami now.
Feel free to message me, I can give you tons of recommendations!
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Born and raised in Buenos Aires here!! There are thousands of options to choose from, so it pretty much depends on your personal style and what you’re looking for.. maybe you can give us a better idea of what you’re after, so we can narrow it down a little?