Toilets

  • Public toilets in Argentina are better than in most of South America, but there are certainly exceptions. For the truly squeamish, the better restaurants and cafes are good alternatives. Large shopping malls often have public bathrooms, as do international fast-food chains.
  • Always carry your own toilet paper, since it often runs out in public restrooms, and don’t expect luxuries such as soap, hot water and paper towels either.
  • In smaller towns, some public toilets charge a small fee for entry. Changing facilities for babies are not always available.
  • Some may find bidets a novelty; they are those strange shallow, ceramic bowls with knobs and a drain, often accompanying toilets in hotel bathrooms. They are meant for between-shower cleanings of nether regions. Turn knobs slowly, or you may end up spraying yourself or the ceiling.