Mar de Plata, the prime vacation hotspot in Argentina
Known as the happiest city in Argentina, Mar de Plata is one of the favorite destinations of the locals, and if you do visit Argentina, you must not miss spending a few days in this vibrant city where you will be met by smiles.
Located on the coast the Atlantic Ocean, Mar de Plata is one of the major fishing ports of the country, as well as the biggest seaside resort. Tourism is its main industry with millions of local and international travelers visiting the city annually. It has more than 700,000 inhabitants and covers total area of 79.46 square kilometers. Blessed with an oceanic climate, the city’s beaches are packed with people during summer which is the best time to visit the city as it offers a number of events and activities which you can enjoy. Snowfall is not unusual during the winter season which is a welcome respite from the heat brought about by the sun and the ocean. The best way to get into the city is via air travel. The Astor Piazzolla International Airport is your gateway to the city. The airport is about 20 minutes from the city center and is served by Aerolineas Argentinas, Lineas Aereas del Estado, Gol Transportes Aéreos, and Sol Líneas Aéreas.
Aside from dipping into the crowded beaches in Mar de Plata, it has a number of attractions that will fill up your days. Its top attractions include Torre Tanque, Parque Gral San Martin, Aquasol Water Park, Mar-Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Fuente de Aguas Danzantes, Centro Cultural Villa Victoria Ocampo, Mar del Plata Cathedral, Puerto de Mar del Plata, M useo Municipal de Arte Juan C. Castagnino, and Laguna de los Padres. Don’t forget to have some meals at Alito which serves fantastic Argentinian dishes or at the Taberna Baska where you can satisfy your Spanish food cravings.
They say that the best places in a country are where all the locals go to, and Mar de Plata is no exception. Book a trip To Mar de Plata and enjoy its sights and sounds.