Places to Visit in Mar del Plata, Argentina, America

Places to Visit in Mar del Plata, Argentina, America

Mar del Plata is the 2nd largest city of the province of Buenos Aires in Argentina, situated around 410 km the national capital, Buenos Aires. It is the seventh largest city of Argentina with one of the largest beach resorts and ports of the country. Mar del Plata is widely known for its internationally renowned grand cultural events and group of museums.


Geography of Mar del Plata:

Mar del Plata is spread over an area of 79.48 sq. km. located between 38°0′0″ S latitude and 57°33′0″ W longitude at an elevation of 38 meters.


History of Mar del Plata:

The literal meaning of Mar del Plata in local langue is ‘Sea of the Plate region’. Mar del Plata was the site of 4th Summit of the Americas.


How to reach Mar del Plata?

Ástor Piazzola International Airport serves Mar del Plata with regular flights to the capital city, Buenos Aires (catered by Aerolíneas Argentinas and Sol Líneas Aéreas) and also offers weekly services to Patagonia, operated by LADE.

Mar del Plata is also connected to Buenos Aires by daily two trains and by Highway 2.

Taxis are cheaper option to around, charging around 5 USD fro 4 km. Public buses, rented cars and bicycles are other options for local travel.


Culture, Food and Shopping in Mar del Plata:

Mar del Plata hosts many cultural festivals throughout the year, The Fiesta Nacional del Mar or National Sea Festival is the major one held during February every year. Other events include Premios Estrella de Mar, Mar del Plata Fashion Show and Fiesta Nacional de los Pescadores.

Here is the list of best food corners in Mar del Plata:

  • Confiteria Boston
  • Sur Restaurant
  • Nonna Raffaela
  • Sarasanegro

List of major shopping options in Mar del Plata include:

  • Calle Guemes
  • Peatonal San Martín
  • Diagonal de los Artesanos
  • Avenida Juan B. Justo


Places of interest in Mar del Plata:

The Juan Carlos Castagnino Municipal Museum of Art:

The Juan Carlos Castagnino Municipal Museum of Art is a must visit site in Mar del Plata. It features around 600 paintings, lithographs, photographs of the many renowned Argentines artists including Prilidiano Pueyrredón, Luis Seoane and Antonio Bern.


Museo Municipal de Ciencias Naturales Lorenzo Scaglia:

Museo Municipal de Ciencias Naturales Lorenzo Scaglia is a natural science museum and aquarium exhibiting on different fishes and other sea life. It is open from 9AM-5PM (Monday–Friday) and Saturday- Sunday (4PM-8PM). Entrance fee is AR$2 (adults) and AR$1 (children).


Mar del Plata Beaches:

Mar del Plata has many world famous beaches offering great water sport activities including surfing, swimming, kayaking and paddle boarding. Mar del Plata is also home to one of the biggest seaside resorts of Argentina.


Other places of interest in Mar del Plata include:

  • The Museum of the Port of Mar del Plata Cleto Ciocchini
  • The Mar del Plata Museum of the Sea
  • Villa Victoria,
  • Museo del Mar
  • Aquarium Mar del Plata
  • Museo Archivo Histórico
  • Zoológico El Paraíso
  • Banquina de Pescadores
  • Parque Gral San Martin
  • Mar del Plata Cathedral
  • Aquasol Water Park
  • Laguna de los Padres
  • Punta Mogotes


Best time to visit Mar del Plata:

February is the best time to visit Mar del Plata while the National Sea Festival takes place.


Accommodation options in Mar del Plata:

Mar del Plata is home to more than 500 hotels, two and three star hotels are higher in number. Budget hotels charge around $100 per night for double. The major hotels in Mar del Plata are listed below:

  • Uthgra Sasso Hotel
  • Hotel Sainte Jeanne
  • Hotel Sirenuse
  • Hotel Costa Galana
  • Etoile Hotel
  • Apart Hotel Family
  • Hotel S.E.T.I.A
  • Hotel Neptuno
  • Hotel Club del Golf
  • Ayres Sur Hotel
  • Hotel 15 de Mayo
  • NH Gran Hotel Provincial
  • Hotel Selent
  • Hotel Denver
  • Sheraton Mar del Plata Hotel
  • Hotel Guerrero

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