"MAR DEL PLATA : SUN, SEA & MORE" Mar del Plata Things to Do Tip by swesn

Mar del Plata Things to Do: 17 reviews and 35 photos

Mar del Plata is also known as the 'Happy City'. Why? Because during the summer holidays, nearly the entire population of Buenos Aires relocates itself here for sun, sea and relaxation. And when the good people are relaxed, they must be happy.

Mar del Plata is located at the Province of Buenos Aires, right by the Atlantic Ocean and is probably the most popular beach-side resort town of Argentina. If you are not planning to go to Brazil and it is summer and you have to have to have to go to a beach, this is the place.

While known for its extensive lovely beaches (though it is often too cold to swin in), Mar del Plata has other nature delights like cliffs, dunes, ravines and days can be spent traversing and exploring around in bicycles or horses. There are many activities for windsurfing, jet-skiing, scuba-diving, boat trips as well.

Because of its popularity, facilities for tourists are extensive with good hotels, restaurants, nightlife, a casino, and lots of shopping. In fact, if you find yourself in Buenos Aires in January and feels a little bit lonely as the streets are empty and there is no one to feed you, you might as well hope on a bus and head to Mar del Plata. The theatre productions also wrap up their productions in Buenos Aires and put on the performances here in Mar del Plata.

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  • Updated Nov 15, 2006
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