Mar del Plata
Mar del Plata - Photo: Pablo Etchevers
Video: "Mar del Plata, happy city" (camera Pablo Etchevers - edition Eduardo Epifanio)
The City of Mar del Plata is known as "the Happy City". In the summer, not only does it welcome millions of visitors from all over the country, but Mar del Plata also combines the beauty and charm of its natural resources with the infrastructure and services available, and with the hospitality of its people.
Located in the Province of Buenos Aires, it is the most important seaside tourist center in the Republic of Argentina.
Mar del Plata has temperate climate with masses of warm and humid subtropical sea air and an average temperature of over 22º C during the hottest month.
Besides an exceptional sea, Mar del Plata has cliffs, sand hills and vast sandy beaches ideal to enjoy summer walks, cycling or riding. Paragliding and first-time parachuting jumps are practiced in the air. In the sea, nautical activities such as surfing, windsurfing, jet skiing, SCUBA diving, motorboat and boat sailing and swimming stand out, though one of the sports chosen by visitors to "the Pearl of the Atlantic" is sport fishing, practiced both from the city piers and on boats leaving from its famous port. On that location, visitors may watch sea lions and the routine of seamen that return with their catches everyday or taste all kinds of seafood and fish in the dozens of restaurants located in the area.
Mar del Plata has everything. Its cultural life is reminiscent of the City of Buenos Aires. The most outstanding attractions include Colón Square, Torreón del Monje, Los Troncos Neighborhood, the port and Punta Mogotes. At night, its pubs, discos, bingos and the famous Casino of Mar del Plata are ready to welcome the most demanding customers. The theaters in the city get crowded as the most outstanding plays are presented each season. The surroundings are also beautiful. Visitors may access places such as Sierra de los Padres Lagoon, the beaches of nearby Chapadmalal or the hilly City of Balcarce.
Mar del Plata is the perfect combination for those who seek quietness and relax as well as the possibility of finding the constant hustle and bustle in each corner of town.