La Boca is the beating heart of Buenos Aires. On these streets, you will dance to the to the rhythms of the tango, whatever the time of day or night. The houses of pedestrianised Caminito are a riot of colour, and the city blocks run down to the Riachuelo riverside.
We love La Boca for its energy and character: you get an authentic flavour of Buenos Aires. Though it does draw tourists, it’s a local neighbourhood, one inhabited almost entirely by Argentines. The streets are lined with quirky architecture, from the 19th century Ghost Tower to the colourfully painted houses inspired by famed Argentinian artist Benito Quinquela Martín.
La Boca is delightful by date, but it really swings into life after dark. Live music flows out from every taverna and bar, and plenty of people are dancing in the streets. La Boca is considered the home of tango in Buenos Aires, so take a preparatory class to learn the steps then prepare to dance the night away.