Solo Female Travel in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, the vibrant capital city of Argentina, sits on the southeastern coast of South America, brimming with rich history, art, and culture. Known as the "Paris of South America," it is globally renowned for its impressive European-style architecture, lively tango clubs, and exquisite gastronomy. The city's major attractions include the iconic Obelisco, colorful La Boca neighborhood, Recoleta Cemetery, and the grand Teatro Colon, one of the world's leading opera houses. Whether strolling through its broad leafy boulevards, exploring the unique antique markets or relishing the sizzling asado (barbecue), Buenos Aires offers an unforgettable fusion of Latin American charm and European elegance.

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Is Buenos Aires good for solo travel?

Safety:

Safety:Safe

Buenos Aires, as a bustling city, possesses both safe and unsafe areas. Daytime travel is generally safe in most parts while some neighborhoods require extra caution, especially after dark. Street crime like pickpocketing, purse snatching, petty theft are potential risks, and as a solo female traveler, it's crucial to stay vigilant. Nevertheless, locals are friendly and ready to help. Always trust your intuition and use common sense when you feel uncomfortable about a situation or a place.
Transport:

Transport:Easy

Buenos Aires is quite navigable, with many options for getting around including buses, subways, trains, and taxis. It's a large city, but neighborhoods are distinct and walkable. English is not widely spoken outside of tourist areas, which might pose a challenge. Be cautious, as with any city, of your surroundings and belongings, especially at night.
Things to do:

Things to do:Fascinating

Buenos Aires embraces a vibrant and mesmerizing mix of old and new, and is an absolute treasure trove of experiences. As a solo female traveler, you can explore the bohemian neighborhoods of Palermo and San Telmo, lose yourself in the world-class museums like MALBA, and marvel at architectural masterpieces like Teatro Colón or the Pink House. Tangle up in Tango evening classes along the historic cobblestones with locals. Sample Argentina's renowned steaks and distinct Malbec wines in bodegas at your comfort. The city is also synonymous with shopping, boasting a range of boutiques and designer stores at every corner. With an extensive public transportation network, Buenos Aires is safe and easy to navigate.
Food:

Food:Excellent

The cuisine in Buenos Aires provides an exceptional and diverse gastronomic experience. Renowned for its quality steak, it's truly a meat lover's paradise. Besides, the city offers a wide variety of international food due to its multicultural nature. Delicious Italian, Spanish and French influences can be felt in local dishes. The city has a scrumptious street-food culture, especially renowned for their empanadas and choripan. In addition, Buenos Aires has an impressive array of sweet pastries, with the 'facturas' standing out. The city is equally famous for its delightful wines, including Malbec, which perfectly complements its food variety. Always note, Buenos Aires is the city that never sleeps, and its food culture represents that. Whether it's a full meal or midnight craving, Buenos Aires has got you covered. Be prepared for a fabulous culinary adventure.
Budget:

Budget:Moderate

Buenos Aires offers a variety of experiences that cater to different budgets. Accommodation and food can be found at affordable prices, especially in local markets and suburbs, although high-end options are also available. Transportation is reasonably priced, especially public buses and the subway. Museums and other attractions also have affordable entrance fees. However, the cost could add up if you plan on enjoying nightlife activities, dining in fancy restaurants, or visiting tourist hotspots in peak season.

Is Buenos Aires worth visiting?

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 24 experiences

Things to do

4.6/5

Safety

4.1/5

Food

4.6/5

Budget-friendly

4/5
Ana

Ana

Brazil

Solo travel experience

I am Brazilian, I stayed 30 days in Buenos Aires, and I felt safer than I would in the big cities of my country. Public transportation works very well, and the city has good infrastructure with sidewalks, parks, cafés, and pleasant places to walk around (this was my favorite part). Argentine beef and barbecue are incredible! However, I found everyday food to be nothing special. The bars and clubs there open very late at night, the party usually only stars at 1am and goes all the way to 5 or 6 am. And again, I felt safe walking alone at night in the nicer areas of the city. Here are some recommendations: - Feria de Mataderos: Definitely a MUST DO, it's every Sunday, very cultural, with live traditional music and street food. Around the square, there is the Museo Criollo de Los Corrales. Inside, there's an old bar where I found some gentlemen playing guitar; it was very touching. - El Boliche de Roberto: A bar with 130 years of history, with live tango literally every day of the week. The performances are very intimate and beautiful. - Bar El Federal: Great options for snacks, cheap wine, fair prices, beautiful decor, and the bar has over 100 years of history.

Posted: July 6, 2024
Things to do: 4/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 4/5
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júlia

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Spain

Solo travel experience

Buenos Aires is one of my favourite cities in the world! Full of life and cultural activities, it is the vibrant home of thousands of Argentinians (some of the kindest and most welcoming people I've ever met!). Of course, there are some areas you should avoid, especially at night, and should be aware of your surroundings at all times, but besides it did not feel particularly dangerous as a woman travelling solo! Would defenitely recommend!! (But pro tip: learn some basic Spanish first! ;))

Posted: June 16, 2024Experienced: November, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 4/5
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Family travel experience

My trip to Buenos Aires was so memorable, food, people, public transportation, were amazing. I didnt have high expectations but Buenos Aires its such a beautiful and safe city and cant wait to be back soon. I loved every second I spent there, pizza, media lunas, asado and milanesas were my favorite thing, going to la boca, la casa rosada, san telmo, recoleta, av 9 de julio, etc. I highly recommend trying the restaurant “petalo” and “el imperio de la pizza”

Posted: December 20, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I come from Argentina and in my opinion, Buenos Aires is safe, just watch out for your belongings in public transportation and in crowded areas. I suggest visiting San Telmo market and its surroundings, Puerto Madero, Recoleta cemetery, Ateneo library, and the Palermo district. Buenos Aires is huge and there are a lot of things to do there.

Posted: September 27, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 4/5
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Solo travel experience

I went to Buenos Aires in December and had a great time. I only know a few words in Spanish, but I managed somehow. I used the "hop on-hop off" tourist bus as an easy way to get to all the main sightseeing spots. I had a safe travel bag that I kept with me at all times, as in any big city, but I didn't have any problems. There are plenty of attractions and things to do, and the food and drink are fantastic!

Posted: September 25, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I was in Buenos Aires alone for a month and I had a really good time there. I stayed in the Recoleta district and walked alone, feeling safe. I highly recommend learning Spanish, especially if you plan to use Uber or a taxi, as I noticed that drivers do not speak English.

Posted: September 11, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 4/5
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Solo travel experience

I visited Buenos Aires last year in June and I felt safe. The weather was perfect. I stayed near the Obelisk, so everything was within walking distance. I really loved this city, especially the wine and food. I also enjoyed watching tango (my favorite dance).

Posted: July 30, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Group travel experience

I mostly stayed in Micro Centro, Belgrano, and Palermo so I can only really speak to these areas. Palermo was the most walkable and had many work friendly cafes. Amazing options for restaurants, nightlife. Plaza Serrano and San Telmo have great markets during the weekends. In my experience very safe but as the case with all major cities safe keep an eye on petty crime. A friend of mine had their phone swiped from their hand while navigating late at night.

Posted: June 27, 2023Experienced: May, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I traveled for three months throughout South America, and I spent a week in Buenos Aires - the only place where I felt unsafe. All the taxi drivers were absolute scoundrels and they often exchanged our money for counterfeit.

Posted: April 17, 2023
Things to do: 4/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 2/5
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Solo travel experience

Buenos Aires is safe for a solo traveler. I spent the month of February there and stayed in Palermo Hollywood. There is a lot to do, great food and bars, it's easy to get around and it's cheap.

Posted: April 13, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Is Buenos Aires safe for women?

Safety rating

2.8 /5

Based on 6 experiences

Crime rates rating

1.8 /5

Based on 6 experiences

It's safer than most cities I've traveled to especially if you stay in touristy neighborhoods. Just be careful about your phone and wallet but usually it's not violent crime. And as a woman I feel safe.

Posted: May 27, 2024
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In Buenos Aires, there were recurrent political and economic crisis, periods where there have been a lot of break&entering, lootings, etc. that's why you see most houses with maximized security around doors and entrances. Things are safe in most neighbourhoods but you have to make sure you mind your belongings, never forget to look & observe situation around you... And make aure you don't look to much like a tourist. Also when possible, walk in busy streets and enter any shop if you feel unsafe or encounter someone suspicious.

Posted: May 4, 2024
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Meet locals in Buenos Aires

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Val

Val

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Hi! I'm Val, this is my first time traveling and I'd love to meet new people and make friends along my travels! To walk through the city and chat for hours :D

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Anna

Anna

About Me

Hi there! My name's Anna, I'm a Brazilian currently living in Buenos Aires with my girlfriend for 3 years now. I've graduated in Tourism and work in the area as well. Open to give some travel tips anytime! I'm a Travel Expert at a women-only tourism agency called Viare Travel. Currently spending my free time on a "Game Artist" course, and playing Nintendo Switch!

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Local tips

I am a foodie, so here is a list of my favorite food places. Best restaurants in Buenos Aires: Hierbabuena (a bit pricey, but very good, many vegetarian and vegan options) Artemisia (vegetarian) Tandoor (Indian) Loving Hut (vegan) - the one downtown has good burgers, but the one in Palermo is better for dinner Saigon (Vietnamese) Che Taco (Mexican) Best cafes: Obrador (bakery with good coffee) Le Blé (French) Casa Telma Best burgers: El Banco Rojo (the burger of the week is usually the best) Loving hut Burger Joint (you must try!!) La Puerta Roja Best pizzas: Cosi mi Piace The Pizza Only one true love Sr. Telmo Pizza vegana I am also a vegetarian, and I know that Argentine steak is an important part of the experience, so many of these places also serve meat. Encuentro Nativo in La Boca (caminito) serves such tender meat that you can cut it with a spoon.

Posted: October 2, 2022
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Stay with locals in Buenos Aires

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Renata

Renata

Buenos Aires

Can host for:

6 days

About me

Hey! My name is Renata, Im a flight attendant and would love to meet different cultures. I like meeting people and I’m super outgoing. Also I love to have fun with things in life but I can also be a serious person if it is necessary. I speak Spanish (native), English (fluent) and French (Intermediate)

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Iara

Buenos Aires

Can host for:

2 days

About me

Soy una persona curiosa, exploradora y apasionada por la vida, me fascina el conocer gente, culturas, lugares. Soy una fanática de los animales, de la vida lenta, de la naturaleza y del arte.

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Upcoming visitors to Buenos Aires

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Liv

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Hello, My name is Liv and I live in Oslo

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Gabi

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Hi! I’m Gabi, originally from Los Angeles but love to travel and would love to make new friends while exploring new places!

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