Getting There -- San Antonio de Areco can be reached by car from Buenos Aires by driving north along Ruta 8. The drive takes about 1 1/2 hours. Most people come by bus, however. Chevallier offers hourly bus service from Buenos Aires's Retiro Bus depot (tel. 2326/453-904 in San Antonio, 11/4000-5255 in Buenos Aires, or 0800/222-6565 toll-free).
Visitor Information -- The Dirección de Turismo de San Antonio de Areco tourism information center (tel. 2326/453-165; www.pagosdeareco.com.ar) is in Parque San Martín along the Río Areco waterfront, near the intersection of Avenida Zerboni with Calle Zapiola and Calle Arellano. It is open 7 days a week from 8am to 7pm. The website www.sanantoniodeareco.com also provides more tourism information.
Getting Around -- Within San Antonio itself, your feet can take you most of the places you need to go. Even the most distant actual attraction, the Museo of the Gaucho, is only a 15-minute walk from the center of town. Because many people use the town as a base for exploring other parts of the Pampas, such as the numerous estancias, remises are a must. Contact the 24-hour Remis Zerboni, Zerboni 313, near Alsina (tel. 2326/453-288). The town is also great for bike riding; most hotels provide free bicycle loans.