A mid-sized city in the northwestern part of Argentina. Salta is know for its colonial architecture and beautiful weather. It lies close to the borders of both Chile and Bolivia, and thus serves as a great gateway to the rest of South America. An all-around pleasant and relaxed city to pass time in. Although not the best in the country, the women here are pretty (this is Argentina, after all)
DATING IN SALTA
I’d say you’ve got a better chance here than in Buenos Aires, assuming you have just a few days. Girls here are more friendly and generally more interested in foreigners, even though they get plenty of backpackers passing through. To up your advantage, don’t dress like a budget traveller. If you make an effort to look classy, you will get much more positive attention because neither the locals or Australian backpackers that you see here dress to impress. That is probably the best piece of advice I can give for Salta.
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WOMEN IN SALTA
This isn’t Cordoba or Rosario. The girls here don’t quite match the stereotype of the flawless goddesses you’ve come to expect from the reports given by other travellers. Salta women are still, however, very cute and loveable. Ultimately, the girls here are of the same genetic makeup of most other cities in Argentina, which means many will have white skin, dark hair and any colour of eyes. But, as I said before, they’re not as pretty as the girls you’ll encounter in bigger cities. Compared to many other Latin American cities however, Salta ranks high.
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RENT AN APARTMENT IN SALTA
It is possible to find places for $300-$400 dollars near the centre of town.
NIGHTLIFE IN SALTA
Respectable for a town of its size. The people here like to party, which is good, because if they didn’t the town would get pretty boring fast. A great deal of the bars are on and around Balcarce street, and in a town this size, it won’t be hard to determine which spots are hot on what days.
I recommend: Barny Gomez Resto Bar. A the Simpsons-themed bar. It’s probably not the best place to meet women, but it’s hilarious and also pretty popular. Macondo is OK too.
IS SALTA SAFE?
Very safe. The biggest “threat” you’ll encounter will probably be spray-painting vandals. Salta is a relatively safe city. Take normal precautions and you should be just fine here.
COST OF LIVING IN SALTA
The following data is from Expatistan, a crowdsourced database of prices and cost of living around the world. In our experience, the data tends to underestimate cost of living, so take the following as the minimum you might need to live here.
*Figures are listed in USD
You’ll need a minimum of $734 USD/month to live in Salta, Argentina
A very charming city. This would be a fabulous place to live if mid-sized, quiet towns with a bit of a nightlife scene and culture are your thing. It vaguely reminded me of Guanajuato, Mexico in terms of its climate and cultural offerings. Basically, it’s a city that you either pass through quickly en route to another destination, or stay in for a long period of time. A man could certainly do worse than Salta though. It’s cheap, the food is good, the women are cute and the people are hospitable. That said, if you’re looking for a more exciting and vibrant city, perhaps go straight to Buenos Aires.
OVERALL RATING: 7.75/10
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