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Footprint Argentina Handbook: The Travel Guide Hardcover – July, 1998
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I took five travel guides with me to explore Argentina/Patagonia, and I found myself consistently reaching for Footprint first. It is the most current (2006) and the guide consistently listed quality accommodations and good restaurants, some of which were exemplary. The city maps in the guide are excellent. All the restaurants and hotels are well marked on each map. Kudos.
Footprint Argentina's background section (history, religion, culture etc.) is well written, brief, yet informative. There is an abundance of website references throughout the text and a website listing for almost every accommodation = excellent.
I spent five weeks exploring Patagonia and found Footprint to be the best single guide to have. More than 200 pages in this Argentinean guide are devoted to this region, including a section on Chilean Patagonia. If you purchase "Time Out Patagonia" (see my review) you will have the best two guides possible for Patagonia.
On the downside Footprint uses a cumbersome letter system instead of just telling you the price for accommodations (i.e., LL=$200 plus, L=$150-$200, AL=$101-$150, A,B,C,D,E,F etc. -- putting the legend at the back of the book - a serious hassle). It also fails to tell you what is the price range for the restaurants; so at one eatery you could pay $10 for your meal, then have a $35 bill at another. Not good.Read more ›
Update 2008: more info about the unknown province of Catamarca would be welcomed: it have the highest volcanoes out there, natural thermal baths in front of the Andes, and it is really out of the beaten path.
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Good resource for trip planning & while visiting country. It had very good local information about restaurants and places of interest.Published on April 19, 2013 by JD5261
We used this book for 3 months as we lived in Buenos Aires with few, if any, complaints.
Footprint has been writing its South America guidebook series for 80+ years. Read more
Everything about this book, from phone numbers to accommodation reviews, has been almost laughably wrong. Read morePublished on May 25, 2006 by A. Brown
We travelled around Argentina out of season using this guide and the Rough Guide, and found that we turned time and again to the Footprint Guide for reliable and up-to-date... Read morePublished on December 2, 2004 by Alison
We travelled to Argentina recently and used this as our only guide. The information was accurate, well presented and current. Read morePublished on December 2, 2004 by Eddie Pullman
I found this to be an excellent guidebook. Argentina is a massive country and this guide manages to be both useful and accurate about very large portions of it. Read morePublished on December 1, 2004 by Bobbinems