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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.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.