Rosario Travel Blog
OVERVIEW: Located in Central Argentina, and is the third largest city in the country. It is known for its neoclassical architecture, and for being the country's most liberal and socialist city. It is also the birthplace of renowned artist Guillermo Forchino. There is an abundance of bars and hostels in the city.
WEATHER: Humid subtropical (12-23 °C). Weather patterns are variable.
SAFETY: It is safe. You're unlikely to have any problems in Rosario whatsoever. Be conscious of bag and purse snatchers and pickpockets but aside from that, enjoy your trip!
MUST DO: Museum of Contemporary Art. Even if you don't like museums, pay respect to the arts. It's worth a visit just to see the building.
CHANCE OF HOOKING-UP IN ROSARIO: 6.75/10
You have a slightly better chance of getting some here than you do in Cordoba and, like in Cordoba, women appear to outnumber men here. Girls in bars here appear to be very young, and mostly arrive and stick with a group for the duration of the evening. This makes trying to meet anyone daunting. Gringos aren't looked upon with any sort of novelty here, and going out with a group of them, especially if they don't speak Spanish, will only hurt your chances. I'd suggest going one with 1-2 other guys max, with at least one member of the group having basic Spanish. Girls here can seem cold if you do unnatural approaches, so save the pick-up lines for another city.
***ONLINE DATING: Latin American Cupid allows you to talk with girls and set up dates before you arrive in the country. For this reason, I recommend it.
ARE GIRLS HOT IN ROSARIO?: 9.25/10.
Men, welcome to paradise. I'm willing to wager that you've never seen this many hot girls in one city before (unless you've been to Cordoba). You can't really walk more than ten steps in a public place without seeing a devastatingly attractive young woman. The gene pool here is plain ridiculous.
RENT AN APARTMENT IN ROSARIO: $500.00 is doable.
***If you’re doing a short-term stay (one month or less) Airbnb is your best bet. Click this link to register and get $40 off the cost of your first stay.
HOSTEL DORM BED/NIGHT $10.00
NIGHTLIFE IN ROSARIO: 7.5/10
While not quite as manic as Buenos Aires, Rosario offers more than it's fair share of party. Most of it lies in Centro, between Parque de la Independencia and the Rio Parana. Nightlife here gets started very late in the evening - around 2:00 am - so don't bother going out much earlier than that unless you feel like going to a chill bar.
I recommend: Try Kubrick Bar. It's usually gets a decent crowd of young people, and the atmosphere is unpretentious.
BOTTLE OF BEER: $1.75
If you want to meet women in Argentina, you will need to speak some Spanish. PickUp Spanish is the best resource of its kind, designed specifically for teaching you the Spanish you'll need to meet girls from Latin America.
GROCERIES: Milk (1L)= $1.50 Loaf of Bread= $1.75 Eggs= $2.50 Water (1.5L)= $1.25 Cigarettes= $2.00
JOB OPPORTUNITIES: Not much available to foreigners.
NOTES: Rosario is an eclectic city. It coexists as a working-class port, as well as a artistic hub. The students bring both engaging nightlife and contemporary artistic flair, all against a backdrop of stunning neoclassical architecture. The beauty of the women add even more to this already enchanting city. If you visit Argentina, don't just stay in B.A; Rosario deserves a good amount of time as well.
OVERALL RATING: 8.25/10
Recommended Resources: Latin American Cupid
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