If you plan to stay in Buenos Aires for at least 1 month, we would suggest you to think about getting a Mobile phone (those with prepaid plans, which you can refill if you run out of credit). Many stores (candy stores) sell prepaid SIM-cards, which you can use on almost any unlocked GSM Phone. The companies are: Movistar, Personal, and Claro.
Public transportation is a practical and affordable way to move around the city.
For guidance, we recommend visiting: http://mapa.buenosaires.gov.ar/ (It’s in Spanish, but you’ll easily find out how to look for directions).
Google Maps could be another option, but it lacks public transportation information.
Also, ask for free bike renting in some areas.
This map shows: Recoleta area, with a little bit of Palermo and Once/Balvanera
We might be biased to suggest you the Palermo Area (where Menora‘s main
activities are), but besides that, Palermo is one of the major jewish
areas in Buenos Aires, there are many Kosher Restaurants, synagogues,
and is also one of the areas most chosen by tourists.
Other areas you might consider: Recoleta, Belgrano, Once.
You can look for an Hotel in your area, or you could google for “temporary apartments in palermo buenos aires” (replace palermo for the area you were looking for) (seems obvious but just in case…)
Don’t be afraid, it’s almost the most basic advice: know if the place you’re going to stay is considered “unsafe” beforehand. know your safe zone, and ask if you’re going out at night, if it’s ok for you to do that. This kind of things might apply also in your city, so you shouldn’t be afraid, just well-informed.
Keep in mind that in todays economy, 1 USD = more than 15.00 argentine pesos (Sep 2015). Currently, there’s been a restriction to Buy US$ (every operation must be approved by the government), but if you want to buy Argentine Pesos, you wont have any problem. In fact, many suggest that you wait until you arrive to change your money for “Pesos”, and we say it’s a good idea.