Getting There & Away

Aerolíneas Argentinas had flights to and from Buenos Aires six days a week at research time. The adorable airport, with its pebbled terrazzo floors and retro fireplace in its lone cafe, is 3km from downtown. A taxi between the airport and the center costs AR$80 to AR$100.

The bus terminal is seven blocks east of the plaza. Buses go to Buenos Aires (AR$648 to AR$740, eight hours), but, when we passed through, the only way to get to Bahía Blanca was to drive yourself. Call to reserve; the shuttle leaves Santa Rosa for Bahía Blanca in the afternoon or early evening.