Buenos Aires La Boca District Excursion Reviews

Many of the city's first Italian immigrants settled this neighborhood, building corrugated iron houses along its cobbled streets. It is also said that the tango was born there. Now it's home to artists, who have painted the metal houses in bright reds, yellows, blues and greens, an echo of the former inhabitants, whose poverty led them to use paint remnants for decoration.
Hot,hot,hot and sunny today 32C and not a cloud in the sky.
Sail Date: February 2018
Hot,hot,hot and sunny today 32C and not a cloud in the sky. We met our guide Jack today at the terminal and he took us by taxi to La Boca area which is the oldest area in Buenos Aires where the old port was located.This is/was a very poor ... Read More
Hot,hot,hot and sunny today 32C and not a cloud in the sky. We met our guide Jack today at the terminal and he took us by taxi to La Boca area which is the oldest area in Buenos Aires where the old port was located.This is/was a very poor ,but colourful area where the tango began.We saw several street performers doing the tango as we passed.There is also a large artist community in this area. We then went to the San Telmo area which looks much like Paris with wide streets and parks. There is a real mixture of cafes, bars, and boutiques in this area as well as a great indoor market where we enjoyed a cappuccino and a dulce de leche pastry. We then went on to Jack’s favorite place for a beef empanada ,which is like a Cornish pasty, as we walked the streets in this area.Jack lives in this area and so he took us to his favorite spots. We took a cab back to the ship and now must begin packing up to disembark tomorrow for our hotel in Recoleta area. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
part of above excursion great area to spend some time looking around at the beautiful colors of ...
Sail Date: January 2018
part of above excursion great area to spend some time looking around at the beautiful colors of the buildings good artsy//touristy area
part of above excursion great area to spend some time looking around at the beautiful colors of the buildings good artsy//touristy area Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Colorful bohemian artists everywhere, tango in the street, very touristy.
Sail Date: November 2017
Colorful bohemian artists everywhere, tango in the street, very touristy.
Colorful bohemian artists everywhere, tango in the street, very touristy. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Fun place to walk around, but very obiously not for the locals!
Sail Date: January 2017
Fun place to walk around, but very obiously not for the locals! Enjoyed seeing it and wandering the streets. Different from standard cruise neighborhoods, to say the least!
Fun place to walk around, but very obiously not for the locals! Enjoyed seeing it and wandering the streets. Different from standard cruise neighborhoods, to say the least! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Cool area to wander through.
Sail Date: December 2016
Cool area to wander through.
Cool area to wander through. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Really enjoyed our experience with Chris from Wander Tours BA who met us at the port in the morning ...
Sail Date: December 2014
Really enjoyed our experience with Chris from Wander Tours BA who met us at the port in the morning and spent the entire day with my son, husband, and I. Chris's first language is English although he has lived in BA for more than a ... Read More
Really enjoyed our experience with Chris from Wander Tours BA who met us at the port in the morning and spent the entire day with my son, husband, and I. Chris's first language is English although he has lived in BA for more than a decade so understands the heartbeat of the city and can navigate visitors accordingly. It was all about US! What we wanted to see and do.... He even spotted us local currency before receiving any payment to allow us to purchase lunch! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
In stark contrast to Rio, Buenos Aires is very clean, buildings are well maintained, very little ...
Sail Date: February 2014
In stark contrast to Rio, Buenos Aires is very clean, buildings are well maintained, very little graffiti and public spaces are attractive and inviting to tourists. While the city is large, the traffic was very manageable. The most ... Read More
In stark contrast to Rio, Buenos Aires is very clean, buildings are well maintained, very little graffiti and public spaces are attractive and inviting to tourists. While the city is large, the traffic was very manageable. The most interesting part of the city is where Italian immigrants congregated to settle, La Boca. The streets are cobble stone and the original buildings and homes were constructed from materials salvaged from derelict ships. Corrugated metal is widely used and each building is painted in random colors based on what they were able to scavenge. This area is now a tourist area with lots of shops and restaurants of interest to tourists and several streets are pedestrian only and filled with cart merchants. Recoleta Cemetery has the mausoleums of many important families of Buenos Aires including Evita Parone so it is an extremely interesting place to visit however we suggest you have a guide to tell you some of the history of these families as your tour this above ground cemetery. For Cruisers, the port if very commercial and the cruise ships will likely be docked adjacent to stacks of containers 5 or 6 high so less than nothing to see from your stateroom. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises