The longer you have been living in Buenos Aires, the better you know your way around town, where your favorite shops are, and how to find the best of just about anything. This Members’ Marketplace page is a guide of those goods and services provided by BAIN Downtown members. This list can provide a starting point in your search for services, whether you are still researching a move to Buenos Aires or you are already living here.
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As you have come to know in Buenos Aires, things can change at a moment’s notice. This listing is only as current as you make it, so please, if you see something out of date, or you know a location has changed, Contact Us and let us know!
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My Buenos Aires Travel Guide: http://www.batravelguide.com/: An active blog of local events. The author also runs a private tour company.
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A Gringo in Buenos Aires: www.gringoinbuenosaires.com/: To live within the neighborhoods of Buenos Aires Argentina is to live like a Porteño. A Gringo in Buenos Aires is an extensive guide for expats, students, vacationers, or even a native, about living like a Porteño.
Contact Email: email@example.com
Kids in Buenos Aires: www.facebook.com/kidsinbuenosaires: a Facebook page with compiled information about having kids in Buenos Aires. Ideas, activities and thoughts about having and raising children.
Pick Up The Fork: pickupthefork.com: In the land of beef, wine, and eating disorders, my guide to Argentine good food, not so good food, restaurant reviews and my own creations made from my Buenos Aires kitchen.
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Send a Child to School is an all volunteer organization that was started by BAIN members in 1995. Today SACS provides individualized backpacks for underprivileged children in Greater Buenos Aires area so that they may begin their school year in March prepared and eager to learn. Volunteers help fill the backpacks and then they are delivered directly to the children. Fund raising is accomplished through various events, raffles and gratefully accepted corporate and personal donations.
Founded in 1987, ADEA is Association of Spouses of Accredited Ambassadors in Argentina, a legally registered non-profit organization one of whose main objectives is to support Argentine charities through fund-raising events held throughout the year. The ADEA Charity Committee meets monthly to consider and evaluate requests. Donations have included dialysis equipment, pediatric wheel chairs, kitchen and dining equipment, musical instruments for a children’s orchestra, re-editing of an HIV-prevention pamphlet, and printing of books regarding cancer support issues.
Fashion & Accessories
BETTINA RIZZI – FURS AND LEATHERS: www.bettinarizzi.com
Location: 929 Maipu St.
Leather jackets, handbags and furs in stock or can tailor make in one day. I ship to the USA and other countries. Hours are Mon-Fri 9:30 am to 8 pm, Sat 9:30 am to 5 pm. Sundays and holidays are by appointment only.
Contact: Bettina Rizzi email@example.com, Tel./Fax:(+5411) 4313-5307, cell: 15-5175-8500.
Shop Hop BA, http://www.shop-buenosaires.com
Personal shopper Sophie Lloyd offers bespoke private and group shopping trips for tourists and locals living in the city. Each trip is tailored to the client’s individual needs, budgets, tastes and specific shopping requests, from fashion to souvenirs, art and homewares. She also offers customized shopping itineraries and gift shopping services. For those in need of some style advice, she’ll come to your home armed with a bottle of wine and give you a wardrobe and style consultation.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / Tel: 11 3921 0460
Food & Drink
Location: Guatemala 5415 (corner with Juan B. Justo in Palermo Hollywood)
Sugar & Spice is offering authentic home-baked style treats which can now be found in select gourmet and specialty food stores throughout the country. Our goodies include: Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Pasion for Chocolate Cookies, Chocolate Fudge Brownies, Almond Biscotti, Nocciola Cantucci (chocolate & hazelnut), Chocolate Cantucci (chocolate & walnuts), Almond Raisin Cantucci, Pound Cakes, and Stollen. The list of stores where you can purchase our products is located on the DTNC website. Please contact us to inquire about our prices, to place orders, or to give us any suggestions.
Contact: Frank Almeida, 4777-5423
Description of Service: Spanish Class for Beginners (English speaking beginners) – iHablo is a Spanish curriculum designed here in Buenos Aires to teach Spanish to English speakers. iHablo offers two courses:
Course Level 1 – Your Beginning, designed for beginning students; and
Course Level 2 – Your Next Step, for students who have completed Level 1
The schedule for each course is 2 weeks, 2 hours per day, Monday thru Friday, in Recoleta. Class size is limited to four. All course materials are furnished by iHablo. To sign up, please see www.ihablo.com, and/or send an e-mail directly to email@example.com. Please include your contact information.
TEACHER, ENGLISH/SPANISH: Location:Recoleta/Barrio Norte
Silvia Portalanza teaches Spanish and English to children and adults. She offers flexible hours and individualized classes. Contact Silvia directly for rates and availability.
Contact: Silvia Portalanza: firstname.lastname@example.org, 15-3073-3039
PILATES – YOGA – PERSONAL TRAINING – GYROKINESIS®
A native of Finland with 30+ years of experience in fitness and dance, Arja has taught internationally in both the U.S. and in Europe. She is now based in Buenos Aires and offering one-on-one classes with flexible hours. Make a positive change in your life through fitness!
Phone Contact: 15-3597 2827
Email Contact: email@example.com
BONNIE RIDLEY KRAFT – AUTHOR
Author of the World Designs Ltd. Series
Action and adventure all around the world in the chaotic early 1990s!
- The Kámen – Czechoslovakia
- The Long Way Home – the Netherlands and Belgium
- To Hold a Rainbow – Argentina
- A Land without Morning – Afghanistan
- His Own Bright Colors – Colombia
All books available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble, or directly from the author.
PERFECT PITCH – EDITING/REWRITING
Will transform English written by non-native speakers into polished, professional prose. Reports, articles and agreements (American-trained attorney on staff). Will also work wonders for native-English speakers who want to improve their written materials.
Contact: Howard Maurer, 4811-7696
Relocation Buenos Aires/RBA
RBA and David offer services to new arrivals to make a safe and comfortable transition to life in Buenos Aires. RBA provides assistance to find a new home, to determine the best schools for children, and more, all the while introducing the newcomer to Buenos Aires, its culture and its people.
RBA provides a global package with a wide range of services, including immigration, housing (lease negotiations, pre-occupancy inspection, furniture, temporary short-terms rentals, all carefully targeted to houses and apartments which fit a client’s profile and budget), along with school search, intercultural training and coaching. While renting a property in Argentina is not an easy task, RBA’s expert local real estate advisors ensure that personal and objective advice is provided to each client. David’s goal is to allow RBA’s clients to make the most of their time, with the least effort possible.
Relocation Buenos Aires provides services in Argentina to international companies such as Renault, Danone, Total, Heineken, Nestlé, L’Oreal, Carrefour…, and international organizations including UNICEF, European Union, Amnesty International, as well as diplomats from France, Canada and Switzerland.
Please contact RBA for all your relocation needs.
David Moutard – Director
Miñones 2441 – 1428, Capital Federal, Buenos Aires
15 4410 9933
(00 54) 911 4410 9933
Location: Azopardo 1345, Capital Federal (San Telmo), Argentina
Transpack Argentina and the Transpack Companies provide packing, moving, customs, storage, and shipping service for household effects. Through its relocation arm, it also provides home search, school search, cultural and practical orientation, coordination for look-see visits, airport pickup, and extensive documentation assistance such as obtaining visas, DNI, drivers license, and more.
Contact: Marcia Williamson: firstname.lastname@example.org, 54-11-4363-9300
Gateway to South America
Gateway to South America offers real estate and marketing services throughout the Southern Cone of Latin America. If you are interested in buying or selling property in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Paraguay or Uruguay, you have the right company.
BAIN Members: Marcia and Cliff Williamson
Email Contact : email@example.com
Phone Contact: 15 3698-1949
Location: Buenos Aires
Featherstone Photography & Film
Phone Contact: 11 3858 2489
Custom photography and art products for sale. Special events, weddings, portraits, pets, real estate etc. Call or email for prices.
10% Discount for BAIN Members
Tour & Travel
Discount for BAIN Members: 10%
Quixote Expeditions is an expeditionary sailing company that leads trips in the Southern Ocean. The vessels focus primarily on the Isla de los Estados (Staten Island), the Antarctic Peninsula, Beagle Channel (including Chilean Fjords and Darwin Mountain Range), and the Falkland Islands.
Our newest trip is to Isla de los Estados (Staten Island) at the Eastern Entrance to the Beagle Channel. The best way to describe it is Jurassic Park meets Penguins meets history. Its the location of Argentina’s only fjords. The island steep sided fjords are covered in lush greenery and are home to 3 types of penguins, sea lions, whales, an old prison, Jules Verne’s “Light House at the End of the World”, and a small navy base of 4 people. We bring kayaks and explore the island through hikes, kayaks, and zodiac rides.
In our Classic trip in the southern Ocean we spend 21 days exploring Antarctica – more in depth than you will find on nearly any cruise ship. The size of our vessel and limited number of passengers allows us to explore small coves, spend longer time in places, and have more freedom than a fixed itinerary allows. We will see incredible wildlife – penguins, whales, seals, sea lions, and amazing amounts of sea birds. We will also visit historic scientific bases and perhaps a few current ones as well. All guests will leave with a true appreciation and sense of Antarctica.
Our trips are excellent for families, couples, and singles. These trips are often very memorable well and well suited for children 8 and up as it’s highly hands on and experiential. Everyone joins in the daily activities, helps with the lines, and views amazing wildlife. In addition we hike, kayak, and at times try to catch king crab – it is a vacation for all to remember.
Zelfa has been traveling to Antarctica since 1997 and she promotes fascinating trips to the Antarctic Peninsula on board of ice strengthen vessels departing from Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego during November through the end of February. It’s a lifetime experience to visit the White Continent while you are living in Buenos Aires.
Contact: Zelfa Silva, 4806-6326
Location: Inside the Museo Evita, Palermo, Lafinur 2988
Kindermusik class is taught by independent teachers, so you need to be cautious with which classes you seek out, but Alcira is a great instructor (she speaks perfect English though the class is conducted in Spanish). The classes focus on music and dance for children 0-5 years old (separated by age). They offer sign up for monthly classes, one class per week, for AR$400 per month. There is a one time inscription fee that changes yearly, though you are able to attend a trail class before committing to the monthly fee. The classes run on a semester schedule.
Location: Instituto Cambridge, Recoleta, Tucumán 1483
There is also a Kindermusik location in Recoleta, taught within the Cambridge Institute. The instructors speak English, though the class is taught in Spanish. The classroom is smaller, though clean and still quite nice, and the fees are around 50% of the Palermo location.
Ocampo Wellness Club Swim Lessons:www.ocampowellness.com.ar/
Location: Palermo, Ortiz de Ocampo 3250
Phone: 4802-8877 / 4803-2963
Ocampo Wellness Club is a fully functional gym with an indoor pool where you can sign up separately for swim lessons. They offer “Mommy & Me” classes for baby’s 6 months – 2 years and solo classes for kids 2 – 12 years. Their indoor pool is great for little ones since they have a super shallow end for little ones to practice standing. You can choose 1, 2 or 3 classes per week from AR$290, AR$370, or AR$450 per month. They also offer prenatal swim classes for expecting mamas.
Museo de los Niños:www.museoabasto.org.ar/
Location: Shopping Abasto, Av. Corrientes 3247, Nivel 2
Phone: (054-11) 4861-2325
The Museo de los Niños is a children’s museum located in the second level of the Abasto shopping mall. It is open from 1pm – 8pm Tuesday through Sunday and has a special calendar available on their website to discuss their hours on holidays. Children 2 and under are free, as are teachers (when you provide a pay stub and DNI) and people over the age of 65. For kids 2 – 17 tickets are AR$50 each, and adults are AR$20. Also, using your DNI as proof, the entrance fee is waved on your birthday.
El Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales: www.mpc.org.ar
Location: Located behind the Recoleta Cultural Center, Junin 1930 y Quintana
An interactive science museum ideal for children 4 years old and up. Their motto “Prohibido no tocar” (it’s forbidden not to touch) makes this museum great for any toddling little ones, though under the age of 4 they are probably not understanding a whole lot of the science part. As of 2013, the entrance fee is AR$25 for anyone over the age of 4.
Hours: 10am – 5pm, Tues -Fri; 3:30pm – 7:30pm, Sat & Sun, closed Mondays.
Bioparque Temaiken: www.temaiken.com.ar/
Location: Ruta 25, Km. 1, Escobar, Provincia de Buenos Aires
Phone: (03488) 43-6900
A great day trip for kids of almost any age.
Zoologico Palermo: www.zoobuenosaires.com.ar/
Location: Av Las Heras and Sarmiento (main entrance located at Plaza Italia)
This zoo is open Tuesday – Sunday from 10am – 6pm. General admission is AR$25, or AR$40 if you choose the “passporte ahorro” that includes the reptile and aquarium areas and a ride on their little boat attraction.
Piano Lessons for Children and Adults, beginners as well as advanced. Very experienced with a Master’s degree in Music from an American University. Fluently bilingual. Can teach in English as well as Spanish.
If interested, contact by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bayard (Palermo): http://bayard.esc.edu.ar Castex 3348, Tel. (54-11) 4803-0902
Starts with preschool and continues to high school. *Bilingual.
Belgrano Day School (Belgrano): http://www.bds.edu.ar/
A school that starts in preschool (2 years old) and continues through high school. *Bilingual.
Colegio del Arce (Canitas): http://www.delarce.com.ar/
Starts in preschool (1 year old) and continues through high school. *Bilingual.
Nightingale (Palermo): http://www.florencenightingale.com.ar/ Bulnes 2571, Tel 4802-1913
Preschool only located in Palermo. *Bilingual.
Lincoln (La Lucilia, Northern Suburbs): http://www.lincoln.edu.ar, Andrés Ferreyra 4073, Tel: (54)(11) 4851-1700
The American school, elementary through high school. *More English than bilingual.
Risas de la Tierra (Palermo): http://www.risasdelatierra.com.ar/ Cerviño 3760, 4802-2683
Music and dance centered preschool starting at 18-months. *Spanish only.
La Leche League “Liga de la Leche Argentina” – Lactation support.
NOTE: Listings on the Members’ Marketplace page are subject to the discretion of the Board and are for informational purposes only; BAIN Downtown is not responsible for any actions and/or outcomes in regard to these offerings.