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Mar del Plata Travel Guide

The City of Mar del Plata

Mar del Plata, located about 400km. south of Buenos Aires, Argentina, is the historic center of beach tourism in Argentina, tourism is one of its main economic activities. The city was known as Costa Galana, Loberia Unica, Region del Volcán and Punta Lobos. In the summer-months (December through March) the beaches are crowded with Porteños on vacations, out of the summer-months the city es much less crowded and cheaper, the city has 700,000 residents who live there year around, occasionally the number of visitor quadruplicate the number of residents. Along its 47 kilometers of coast you can find beaches of golden sand, white surf, steep cliffs, thousand-year-old rocks, esplanades and shallow water courses.

Is a beautiful city with lots of things to do all year, many of their French-style residences have been preserved as museums. The nightlife also is great specially in summers, when many theater companies comes from Buenos Aires and nightclubs open their doors all night. The city has sophisticated tourist infrastructure, casinos, theaters, dancing clubs and other tourist attractions can be found here.

As a beach resort, Mar del Plata has a wide number of beaches which satisfy every taste, the perfect combination of air, sun and sea, gives to the visitors an unforgettable experience, some of the best beaches are listed here:

Camet Beaches, they extend from Camet Park to Constitución Avenue, they are small beaches with fine, gray sand, easy ti reach through the Felix U. Camet Avenue.

Northern Access Beaches, its good waves make these very attractive for surfers, visitors find modern facilities like restaurants, solarium, parking lot, tent hire.

La Perla Beach, it is a group of beaches connected by footbridges, with varied offer of services like restaurants, bars, restrooms, parasol, tent hire, telephone booths and lifeguard protection. The beaches are wide and almost always crowded.

Varese Beach, located between "Torreón del Monje" and Cabo Corrientes, with fine sand, no gradient and very soft waves, it is a ideal place to practice water sports.

Playa Chica, the spurs of the Tandilia System reach the sea on this beach, it is the ideal place to bask in the sun, the magnificent view of "Playa Grande" and the port of Mar del Plata enhances the area.

Playa Grande, is a complex, which extends from General Roca Street, through the Park San Martin until Escollera Norte, there are exclusive resorts, restaurants, bars, shops, the beach is wide with waves very attractive for surfers and body-boarders.

Punta Mogotes, 24 beach resorts located next to the port, connected with the Reserva Natural del Puerto (Harbour Natural Reserve) by lagoons, there are tourist services like parking lots, restaurants, bars in fine sand beaches.

Punta Cantera - Faro, from Punta Mogotes to the lighthouse, there is a modern and traditional buildings sector called Punta Cantera, with services like elegant restaurants, solarium and beautiful pools, one of the highlights of the area is the spectacular view of the city at day and night

Nudista Beach, for those who practise nudism, visit the Nudista Beach located 25 kilometers from the city, at 400 meters from the lighthouse of Punta Mogotes, is a private beach club, with three little pools, dressing room and dancing rooms.

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