Parking in Buenos Aires.

There does not seem to be a real campsite in Buenos Aires. Some local guide books suggest there is one called EuroCamping at Paraguay 768 and another on Uspallata. Neither of these is a campsite. One is an outdoor shop and the other is a camping equipment manufacturer.

The nearest real campsite we found was at Tigre (about one and a half hours from BA by train and (water) taxi).

There is however at least one motor-home friendly "24 Hour Secure Parking" near the Retiro train station (and the docks). See map below. Note that if arriving from the North West you must get in the right hand service lane of Av. del Libertadore so that you can turn left into San Martin.

The Estacionamento on Av. Commodore Py. (also called Av. Comodoro Py.) charges A$40 about $13USA per 24 hours for a motor-home. (at S34.589400 W58.368532). There is a single toilet and a water tap as well as a surprisingly good small restaurant/shop on site. You can plug in to 220 volt power when the restaurant is open (but not at night or week-ends).

The location is excellent, you can walk to the Plaza de Mayo in 20 minutes. The downside is that the parking area is very dirty and not surfaced (it turns to deep mud in the rain). There is also a lot of truck and train activity nearby. It is not a pretty place but it is secure and taxis are happy to bring you back at night. Recommended.

If you only need to park for one night you could probably do so almost anywhere on Av. Pte. Ramon Castillo (keep going on Av. Commodore Py. past the parking lot, then after 200 metres, turn left.)

Stephen Stewart.

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