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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Free Wi-Fi in Buenos Aires

One reader was asking about where to find places that had Wi-Fi, so perhaps we can all name a few places we know to help her out.

Reader's Question

I am here in Buenos Aires finalmente! I am curious if you know of any good places/cafes that offer free wireless internet? In San Francisco they are everywhere, but I haven't found one here yet. Thanks so much!

LA NACION Master List

Check this link for a PDF file you can print out. This is a list put together by LA NACION that has a few Wi-Fi locations. Of course, nothing compares to San Francisco, so just forget about that. You've been spoiled by all the free Wi-Fi they have there in San Francisco, so its time to come back to reality for a minute. Besides, if you're in need of an internet fix, there are locutorios everywhere.

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Blogger Los Alexander said...

You're exactly right about the limited free wi-fi in Buenos Aires, let alone in the entire country. Based on my own travel, and that of my clients, such a luxury is offered only at some restaurants, cafes, and five-star hotels. While on the rise, do not expect Bs As to compare to San Francisco or other major cities just yet.

By the way EE - congratulations on a spectacular blog! There is some great information here. For further cultural insight of sorts, also check out my website:

It's something small, but might be helpful for others.

Un abrazo!

3/01/2007 04:18:00 AM  
Blogger Dan said...

I once maintained a BsAs-specific directory of wi-fi hotspots, but it never really gathered steam, so I dropped it.

One good bet is to go to They have a link to restaurants with wi-fi.

3/01/2007 10:24:00 AM  
Blogger stillista said...

dear expat argentina writer,

i am an mba student in the us and working on a project about business in argentina and will be visiting buenos aires next week.

i have some questions about expat management in argentina and i think you could be very helpful.

i will really appreciate if you can send me an e-mail at asap as we have a deadline on the project.

thank you for this blog and hopefully sharing your experience.

3/02/2007 01:02:00 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...


Stupid question: How do I post a "reader question"? I can't locate a link anywhere in your blog, other than your ICQ# and this comment tool.

I have some BA dog questions, esp. concerning Search&Rescue dogs. (I'm going to be training one soon.)

If you're willing, please post contact info here or email me at


3/06/2007 07:00:00 PM  
Blogger Pablo said...

Not BA-related, but I thought this might be of interest. Rosario has a project to become a "digital city" by 2010.
This interview with a city council member explicitly mentions San Francisco, which our mayor visited not long ago. In my experience these grand projects often end in nothing, but this looks doable at least on a limited scale.

3/07/2007 09:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wi-Fi access is now available at any subte (subway) station. The only exception is the line A, but this should change soon.

3/16/2007 03:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, I am thinking of going to BA and I'm wondering if anyone can tell me how fast the broadband download/upload speeds are? I am used to 30Mbps down/5Mbps up , and wondering if B-A is close to that or not.

3/18/2007 11:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just spreading the word about my blog

Would appreciate feedback!

3/21/2007 02:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Expatriado: Would you please be able to tell me how much does it cost to install a T1 line in your home ?

Also, are there any companies in BA that rent you access to a T1 line, together with a small office space ? This question comes from a day-trader who wants to trade online from BA.

Many thanks,

Expatriado II

3/21/2007 06:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some wifi spots I remember:

Bar Seis (Palermo).

Big Mamma on Juramento in Belgrano.

Perisco also has wifi and has multiple locations.

3/25/2007 06:05:00 PM  
Blogger yanqui mike said...

Sr. Ex!

Can't seem to find an email for you but wanted to extend a personal invite to you in addition to

It would be great to see you and any of your fans there.


4/17/2007 05:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am an Argentine native in my early 50's. I left Argentina shortly after graduating from engineering school in 1980 and have lived in the US for 27 years!. A lifetime later, my wife and I are just 4 years from having an "empty nest" (both our children will have graduated from university). I am seriously considering "retiring" back to the place I was born and raised. I found this blog yesterday and it seems great, but I am concerned that the most recent posting seems to be almost 3 months old. Is this still active?

Thanks, I have plenty of questions and comments, I will wait to hear if this is still an active blog.

5/16/2007 12:44:00 PM  
Blogger JpMaxMan said...

Not sure if this is still relevant, but I just got back from a week in Buenos Aires and found wifi spots everywhere. Especially in Palermo Hollywood.

10/28/2007 08:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Today LA NACION has updated the map.

Article: 200 puntos Wi-Fi para navegar en Buenos Aires |

Click Here to download PDF


1/14/2008 02:55:00 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

You can access a full wi-fi locations list at

1/14/2009 08:08:00 PM  

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