Experience Buenos Aires, Argentina, Like JoJo Fletcher on 'The Bachelorette'
Few cities are as emblematic of South America’s passion, culture, and history as Buenos Aires. The Argentinian capital is filled with breathtaking architecture, fantastic food, skilled soccer players, and, of course, sensual dancing. The tango originated in Argentina, so be sure to pack your dancing shoes and get moving!
With all that, what better place is there to fall in love than Buenos Aires?
JoJo Fletcher traveled to the South American city on Season 12 of “The Bachelorette,” and here’s how you can experience the city just like her.
Where to Stay
You can choose from several popular neighborhoods to stay in when you visit Buenos Aires, but if you’re hoping to be in the center of this bustling metropolis, look no further than the Retiro district, where you’ll have easy access to the train station, parks, and theaters!
If you’re looking for a visit that will impress your date, we suggest you check out Plaza Hotel Buenos Aires. This four-star hotel in the heart of the city will be a stylish and romantic escape, acting as the perfect backdrop for your relationship to flourish.
One-on-One Date: Modern Love
Buenos Aires is home to all types of theater, from classic operas to postmodern dances. Fuerza Bruta embodies the latter and is a unique show that combines dance, acrobatics, music, and more. If you and your date love art and live events, check to see when you can attend the next show and make a romantic night out of it! After the show, walk hand-in-hand with your date around Buenos Aires and explore the abundance of culture the city offers. You two will dance your way to a new level of your relationship!
Group Date: Let Love Be the Goal
Argentina is especially famous for two things: soccer and steak. Get the best of both worlds and meander to La Boca, a neighborhood famous for its colorful structures, modern art museum, steakhouses, and, of course, soccer stadium.
JoJo and the guys spent the day here on a group date and got a taste of authentic Argentinian cuisine at El Gran Paraiso. Reserve a table here and indulge in some of the best meat around.
If you need to move your body after the delectable meal, don’t be afraid to join in on a game of pickup soccer. The sport plays such a prevalent role in Argentinian culture, and you won’t want to miss out on an opportunity to embrace it.
Those two activities, plus a day out with your date(s), equals a perfect hat trick!
Two-on-One Date: Tango Time
You’ve played soccer and seen theater, so now it’s time for another favorite Argentinian pastime: dancing! The tango was born in Argentina, and its romantic and sensual nature reflect that.
Take a dance lesson while you’re here and have your dates show off their best moves — dips included. If one person goes the extra mile and impresses you the most, gift them with a rose and dance off to a one-on-one dinner together.
It’s popular for Instagram users to quote “Evita” (or Madonna) when uploading photos of Buenos Aires and writing, “Don’t cry for me Argentina” as their caption. The beloved Argentinian singer Soledad Pastorutti serenaded JoJo and her date with the famous song on the one-on-one portion of their evening. While Ms. Pastorutti might not be available for a personal concert, we suggest you bring out the speakers, turn the volume to high and enjoy her beloved music while putting those tango moves to good use. Hold your date close for a special dance and we promise, it will be a moment you two will never forget.
The song may say, “Don’t cry for me, Argentina,” but you’ll likely be the one tearing up when you board the plane back home after the trip of a lifetime.