The summer months of December to March in Buenos Aires are a perfect time to come and study Spanish at Expanish. Because the weather is hot and humid, many Porteños choose to leave the city to spend some time at the coast but this is also a peak time for tourists visiting the city.
There are plenty of ways to enjoy the summer here as Buenos Aires is a city full of green areas and open spaces. The parks of Palermo are great for relaxing on a sunny afternoon with friends. If the heat gets too much, the botanic gardens on Avenida Santa Fe are beautiful and feel really fresh as there are plenty of trees to provide that much-needed shade. The “Jardín Japonés” (Japanese Garden) is another green oasis in the middle of the city, also located in Palermo. Nearer to microcentro, we have the Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve situated in Puerto Madero which is also a beautiful place to visit, perhaps you can hire a bike outside the main entrance and go and explore.
There are many craft markets such as the ones in San Telmo and Plaza Francia where you can buy handmade artisan goods or just have a look around. At the weekend, Plaza Serrano is also full of craft stalls in the center and the bars that surround the plaza turn into marketplaces selling clothes, shoes, and accessories for the afternoon.
By night, the bars return to normal and the long warm summer nights are really great for enjoying a drink outside anywhere in the city. Buenos Aires is famous for its nightlife so there are plenty of bars all over the city to keep you entertained. Fernet is a very popular drink here in Argentina, mainly mixed with coke and ice – perfect for the warm evenings but not to everyone’s taste!
Other options to help survive the heat are swimming pools and beaches. There are a few options for finding a pool but the biggest pool complex by far is located in Parque Norte (next to Aeroparque Jorge Newbery). Of course, Buenos Aires does not have a beach as such but it does have Buenos Aires Playas, artificial beaches located in Plaza de Los Niños (Norte) and Parque Roca (Sur). You can find more information on the BA Government website.
A day trip to Tigre or Colonia (Uruguay) gives you the option to escape the city and spend a few tranquil hours away from the hustle and bustle. We also offer many excursions here from the school so come and talk to us if you need any help planning your summer activities.
Learning Spanish in Buenos Aires in the summer is definitely an unforgettable experience. Do not hesitate in contacting us if you are interested in studying at Expanish!