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Mar del Plata


Mar del Plata (Sea of Silver)

The city of Mar del Plata (Sea of Silver) is the most important city for health and relaxation in Argentina, offering a coast of more than 17 kilometers (10.5 mi) with beaches and services suited for your needs. 

Among the attractions is an architectural legacy of constructions dating back to the first centuries (A.D.). Its numerous parks, plazas, and gardens, with various colorful flowers, offer an amazing atmosphere and landscape for tourists. 

The city not only lives for tourist activity, but also for commerce with its important textile industry: Mar del Plata is famous for its wool clothing. On the other hand, it is the first fishing port of the country, which has developed into an important industrial center. 

A place on interest within the city is the Lorenzo Scaglia Municipal Museum of Natural Sciences, which has important pale ontological, geological, and zoological material. The Juan Carlos Castagnino Municipal Museum of Art, is a beautiful building that houses 450 works of Argentinean artists in painting, lithography, photography, drawings, and sculptures. Additionally, in the Mar del Plata Aquarium there are special shows of seals and dolphins. 

From Mar del Plata you can visit the lighthouse at Mogotes Point, constructed in 1890, standing 26 meters (85ft) above the water and in its surroundings you will find beautiful, remote beaches. Then, from the lighthouse, a coastal route brings you to the beach resorts of Miramar, Mar del Sur, Centinela del Mar, Costa Bonita, and Necochea. 

 

Location
400 km (250 mi) from the Federal Capital.
When to go
All year long, but especially from spring to summer. 
Attractions
Beach resorts of La Perla and Mogotes Point, Playa Grande y Playa Chica, Mogotes Point Lighthouse, Cultural Center of Villa Victoria, Museums, organic farms, Balcarce, Visita al Puerto, country houses and quarries, Aquarium, and the neighborhoods of Miradores and Bosque Peralta Ramos.
How to get there
By car: By National Route N° 2.
By train: Only 5 hours from Buenos Aires.
By plane: Only 30 minutes from Buenos Aires and with access to the rest of the country. 
Activities
Adventure tourism, theme parks, aquariums, ecological farms, walks along the beach, air and fishing excursions, cycling, fishing in rivers, lakes, and the ocean, golf, surfing, windsurfing, body boarding, water skiing, jet skiing, sailing, climbing, riding, 4x4 tours, ocean excursions, scuba diving, paragliding, and parasailing. 
Services
The most complete infrastructure for beach services. 
Surroundings
The presence of mountain ranges and the reflection of the water. Trip to the Tower of Monje, Los Padres Lagoon, and the town of Santa Clara del Mar.

 

 

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