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Mar del Plata, Argentina


Mar del Plata

Mar del Plata beach in fall

Roberto Ingledew

About Mar del Plata:

Mar del Plata is Argentina's premiere beach resort, offering 17 kilometers of beaches, sports fishing, colonial architecture, a university, sports, zoo, casino and lively nightlife plus a number of parks and gardens to tempt the visitor. Enjoy these photos.


Mar del Plata is an easy 400+ km reach from Buenos Aires. Located on the Atlantic Ocean at Cape Corrientes, See this interactive map from Expedia.

Getting There:

  • Aerolineas Argentinas, Austral, Lapa, Lade, and Dinar airlines use Brigadier de la Colina Airport, about 40 minutes and $14 from down- town by taxi. Check flights from your area. You can also browse for hotels and car rentals. Check these Discount airline tickets
  • Mar del Plata is a 30 minute flight from Buenos Aires
  • By road from Buenos Aires on route 2
  • By train, 5 hours from Buenos Aires
  • When to Go:

  • Though the beaches lure many visitors escaping summer heat, Mar del Plata is not just a summer resort.
  • Check today's weather and local time.
  • You might want to plan your visit in January for the Fiesta Nacional del Mar (National Sea Festivity) and Fiesta Nacional de los Pescadores (National Fishermen Festivity) as Mar del Plata is known for both its commercial and sports fishing. Mar del Plata - Fishing Boats
  • Be prepared for rain all year around.
  • Accommodations:

  • 24 beach resports at Punta Mogotes
  • Brosw this hotel list for availability, rates, amenities, location, activities and other specific information.
  • Things to Do and See:

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  • Beaches! Balneario La Perla, Balneario Punta Mogotes, Playa Grande, and Playa Chica, Miramar, Mar del Sur, Centinela del Mar, Costa Bonita and Necochea. Mar del Plata Beaches
  • Mar del Plata Aquarium
  • Bird watching, horseback riding, walks and boat cruises
  • Tour San Pedro Cathedral, the National University of Mar del Plata (1961), Colón Theater, the botanical gardens and Faro Punta Mogotes
  • Check out these Explorations
  • Visit Torreón del Monje, Laguna de los Padres and the village of Santa Clara del Mar
  • Museo Municipal de Ciencias Naturales Lorenzo Scaglia and Museo Municipal de Arte Juan Carlos Castagnino
  • Enjoy the casino and the nightlife. Remember that most discos and pubs don't open until midnight or after to accommodate the late dinner hour

    Buen viaje!

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