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Mar del Plata Travel Guide

Mar del Plata Travel Guide

The city of Mar del Plata, in the province of Buenos Aires, lies about 400 km south of Buenos Aires on the Atlantic Coast, is a young city, founded in 1874, by the developer Patricio Peralta Ramos, in the last 50 years has become in a important tourist destination, actually is the most important seaside resort in Argentina and receives more than 3 million tourists every year.

Mar del Plata combines the beauty of its natural resources with the excellent quality infrastructure, services and hospitality of its people, its combination of masses of humid, hot, sea subtropical air and a temperature of over 22ºC gives to Mar de Plata a temperate climate.

Mar del Plata is one of the preferred places that Argentines choose to go on their vacations, its surroundings offer many of the best beaches in South America, there are also ecological reserves, many fancy resorts, fishing villages and many other attractions.

Most activities in Mar del Plata center on the beach, you can enjoy activities like swimming, bike crossings, horse rides, diving, fishing, paragliding, windsurfing, jet skiing, tandem or baptism flights.

After Buenos Aires, Mar del Plata is the most popular destination for conventions, the city has a wide range of services in this sector. During the summer season, Mar del Plata hosts important theatrical plays. Its exciting nightlife offers plenty of alternatives: pubs, discos, casino and bingos are ready to receive the most demanding tourists.

Some of the most important attractions are the Colón Square, the "Torreon del Monje" (The Tower of the Monk), the "Los Troncos" neighbourhood, the Mar del Plata Sailing Club, Punta Mogotes, Barrancas de los Lobos, De los Padres Hill and Lagoon, and Chapadmalal Beach apart from the Sea Museum (which includes one of the most complete collections of sea snails of the World).

Mar del Plata is a excellent place for those who search for tranquility and rest as well for those looking for noise and entertainment.

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