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
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
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
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.
400 km (250 mi) from the Federal Capital.
When to go
All year long, but especially from spring to summer.
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.
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,
The most complete infrastructure for beach services.
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.