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Mar Del Plata Travel Guide, Argentina

Mar del Plata Travel Guide – Geography and Climate

This Mar del Plata travel guide will give you all the important information you need to know when visiting this spectacular city in Argentina. It is currently the biggest beach resort in Argentina, located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean 400 kilometers south of Buenos Aires. It is the 7th largest city in Argentina with a population of 550.000. The weather in Mar del Plata is oceanic, wit humid summers and cool winters. Snow is a very rare phenomenon in Mar del Plata but there are some strange phenomena of fog and quite windy days in spring and autumn.

Mar del Plata Travel Guide – Tourism and Economy

Mar del Plata has an international airport (Astor Piazzola International Airport) and a bus terminal which both assure daily transportation to Buenos Aires from where you can easily fly to Montevideo or Mendoza. Mar del Plata itself has been concentrating on tourism for a long period of time and right now this is the town’s main source of income. In the city you’ll be able to find lots of luxurious hotels, restaurants, casinos and nightclubs as well exquisite beaches, plus five golf courses and an Olympic standard stadium. Another important economical and historical activity in the city is fishing and there are also two large shipyards. The city has developed impressively in the last five years, offering 46.000 new jobs in telecommunications and electronics, as well as in light industries like the textile or the food processing one. The city specializes in tea bags and has gained international reputation in this sector, while farms around the urban agglomeration grow fruits and vegetables for export.

Mar del Plata Travel Guide – City Facts and Architecture

Mar del Plata is a very fashionable spot not just for tourism, but also for congresses and conventions, and the city is thriving in seaside festivals and theatre plays. The city also prides itself in all Mar del Plata travel guides with its international film festivals and haute couture fashion presentations, fishing events and excellent local cuisine. The architectural specificity of the city largely draws itself from the quartzite quarries just outside the city and from the need of the constructors to turn the city into a mixture of luxury summer residences for the wealthy and middle class apartments for the locals. The small chalets with stone facades and roofs made of Spanish tiles now come together with the skyscrapers and large apartment buildings that started being erected in the 1960s because of the growing number of tourists.

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