Buenos Aires Newbery Airport Mini Guide
Jorge Newbery Airfield
This airport, named after the Argentinian aviator Jorge Newbery, handles mainly domestic flights, with just a few to and from Chile
and other South American countries. It is located just 2km north east of the city of Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina and handles over 8 million passengers a year.
Although a busy airport, it is a small one and only has one terminal, however, at the south end of this you will find a tourist information office and all the major car hire companies represented with their information desks. There are also ATM machines and the usual shop and cafe, but little else, so if you are going to be waiting in the departure lounge for any length of time, it may be as well to take a book!
Where to Stay
You might expect a small airport so close to the city centre, not to have any specific airport hotels, however, this one does – the Aeroparque Inn and Suites is only 2km from the airport on the way into the city of Buenos Aires and provides a free shuttle bus to and from the airport. There are also several other hotels of varying standard slightly further away, between the airport and the city centre. The airport is located in the Palermo
neighbourhood of the city and this is an up and coming trendy area with lots of bars and restaurants, so if you hire a car at the airport and are driving into the city there are plenty of places to stop for a bite to eat.
The Best Time to Visit
The climate in Buenos Aires is generally very pleasant with temperatures usually ranging from 13 degrees Celsius to over 30 degrees Celsius. It is “upside down” to visitors from the northern hemisphere with the summer running from December to February and the winter from June to August. Very occasionally there is a fall of snow but not between 1918 and 2007 so you shouldn't need to pack your skis when you visit!
Spring and Autumn are considered the best times to visit Buenos Aires as the temperature is clement and it is the time when most festivals and sporting events take place, the summer months are probably best avoided as it is really too hot to be walking around and visiting museums etc.
Things to Take in During Your Visit
If you're only there on a short visit, how about a one day walking tour of the city? This will give you a quick insight into what Buenos Aires has to offer, taking in the major sights including monuments, museums and galleries. Even if it is literally a “flying visit” be sure to have a good steak whilst in the city – Argentinian beef is reputed to be the best in the world.