Central/South America

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Includes routes in nearby Tigre and Colonia del Sacramento

Tango, food, literature, and football (soccer) are just a couple of things that make Buenos Aires the cultural hub that it is today. Capital of Argentina, and the fourth largest city in the western hemisphere with a population of 17 million, Buenos Aires is the most visited city in South America. The city is also considered one of the most diverse in Latin America, as it has become a melting pot of ethnicities throughout the past 150 years. The best places to run in Buenos Aires incorporate the city’s sites, parks, and plazas.  The Montserrat and San Telmo neighborhoods are the historic core of the city, and the Plaza de Mayo is its administrative center. If you’d like to have an in-person guided running experience in Buenos Aires, we highly recommend our friends at Go! Running Tours.

Our Buenos Aires running routes are focused on the central part of the city. Running highlights include the Parque Tres de Febrero (Bosques de Palermo), along the docks in the Puerto Madero, and a tour of some of the city’s famous plazas. For kicks, run along the Av. 9 de Julio, the widest avenue in the world. The most bucolic centrally located run is the Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur. For running excursions, take a train to Tigre and run along the waterfront. See also our guide to Colonia del Sacramento, a 75-minute ferry ride away.

Weather varies in the city, with June being the coolest month and January being very hot and humid. The bus and Subte (subway) systems are easily accessible and convenient for most of the major attractions. For a quick and easy guide to the bus system, use this website.

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The weather is good for running nearly year round, but hot in the summer. The winter season is June-August when temperatures range from mid 40s to upper 50s. December through February are the city’s warmest months, with temps in the 80s (29C), with high humidity. Runners should plan for sun and heat in the summer. Summers are wetter due to thunderstorms.

The Palmero area is a very popular place to stay as it is not so touristy but still has an active restaurant and bar scene. Some of the city’s finest hotels are in Recoleta with a European-feel and a convenient location close to downtown.

For an option close to our Puerto Madero dockside loop, we suggest staying in Puerto Madero. As one of the newest and trendiest places in the city, this area offers elegant restaurants, upscale living spaces, and a fashionable crowd.





Run Palmero Run! – Palmero-based running group with organized meetups on their site

Top of the World running Group – A group dedicated to Saturday morning runs, mainly for English speaking ex-pats

Buenos Aires Half Marathon – first weekend in November. The largest half marathon in the southern hemisphere.

Carrera Maya en Palmero – 3K-10K

Nantu Marathon Series. Several events from a half marathon to a fill, Sept-Dec.