Introducing Buenos Aires
A small town about 64km southeast of San Isidro, Buenos Aires is in the center of an important pineapple-producing region. If you don’t notice the farms, you will surely spot the Del Monte plant that is just north of town along the Interamericana.
It is also something of an administrative center for the indigenous groups in the surrounding regions. The Ujarrás, Salitre and Cabagra groups all have reserves north of here, while the Reserva Indígena Boruca is to the south. The Asociacíon Regional Aborigen del Dikes (Aradikes;
Buenos Aires is a hot, tranquil town centered around a tree-filled plaza. This shady Parque Central is – at times – the town’s only relief from the searing heat. There is a handful of places to stay, but few facilities catering to travelers. That’s probably because very few travelers pass through this town, which does not offer much in the way of sights or activities. Nonetheless, it is a useful entry point for the indigenous reserves in the region, as well as the Reserva Biológica Dúrika (
Welcome to Argentina! Scammed in Buenos Aires
Twenty-four hours on a bus can dull the senses of even the most scam-wary traveller. My boyfriend Joe and I were in the final month of a six-month world trip...