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Argentina Guidebook Reviews

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Argentina country-wide guidebooks:

moon handbooks argentina

Moon Handbooks Argentina -Well written and up to date, with particularly good coverage of the economy and the environment. Still, the book could use more and better maps. Latest edition: 2004

footprint argentina

Footprint Argentina -Extensive and up to date, but the poor editing can be a distraction. Latest edition: 2004

rough guide argentina

The Rough Guide to Argentina -Incisively written, but sometimes lacking in the maps and logistics department. Latest edition: 2005

lonely planet argentina

Lonely Planet Argentina -The budget travel staple, but LP has the disadvantage of causing hordes of backpackers to descend on its recommended spots. Latest edition: 2005

fodor's argentina

Fodor's Argentina -Latest edition: 2004

frommer's argentina

Frommer's Argentina & Chile -Clean layout and "best lists" (dining, architecture, museums, etc) get plus marks, but this upscale-oriented guide is somewhat skimpy on details. Latest edition: 2005

Buenos Aires city guidebooks:

time out buenos aires

Time Out Buenos Aires -This gorgeous guide to Buenos Aires has an intuitive layout, great writing and maps, and listings for every budget. Recommended. Latest edition: 2004

moon handbooks buenos aires

Moon Handbooks Buenos Aires -Budget friendly guide includes side trips to Uruguay and plenty of background info. Palermo restaurant map is a useful touch. Latest edition: 2005

Lonely Planet Buenos Aires -Listings seem to be out of date and the accommodations aren't organized by price, which is annoying. There are better options in this category. Latest edition: 2005

Patagonia guidebooks:

footprint patagonia

Footprint Patagonia -Volume 1 of the new Backpacker's Latin America budget series. Latest edition: 2005

moon handbooks patagonia

Moon Handbooks Patagonia -New offering from Moon, includes the Falklands. Latest edition: 2005

time out patagonia

Time Out Patagonia -The popular line of city guides gets its feet wet in the great outdoors. Latest edition: 2006 (available March 12, 2006)

lonely planet trekking in the patagonian andes

Lonely Planet: Trekking in the Patagonian Andes This somewhat dated book gets mixed reviews. Latest edition: 2003

South America guidebooks:

footprint south america handbook

Footprint South America Handbook 2006 -This highly recommended guidebook is noted for its exceptional detail. Latest edition: 2005

rough guide south america

The Rough Guide to South America -Latest edition: 2004

lonely planet south america

Lonely Planet South America on a Shoestring -Latest edition: 2004

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