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Mar del Plata

Mar del Plata is an Argentinian seaside resort that welcomes between 4 and 6 million visitors every summer.

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Discover Mar del Plata

Mar del Plata is the most famous seaside resort in Argentina: the coast is covered with buildings, but further away there are large, deserted whit sand beaches. The whole of Buenos Aires goes there in the summer, but out of season it is quiet.

Mar del Plata

Mar del Plata , Tourists on the beach in Mar del Plata , Argentina
Tourists on the beach in Mar del Plata

During the summer period, the population of Mar del Plata multiplies tenfold.

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Mar del Plata , The Pearl of the Atlantic , Argentina
The Pearl of the Atlantic

Mar del Plata is often nicknamed the 'Pearl of the Atlantic', or the 'Argentinian Biarritz' for the similarities it bears to the French seaside resort.

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Mar del Plata , A beach in Mar del Plata , Argentina
A beach in Mar del Plata

In Mar del Plata, there are many land and water sports activities tourists can participate in.

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Mar del Plata , The port of Mar del Plata , Argentina
The port of Mar del Plata

Mar del Plata is also a large fishing port.

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Mar del Plata , The seaside capital of Argentina , Argentina
The seaside capital of Argentina

Mar del Plata is not only popular with tourists but also with Argentinians hoping to escape the stifling heat of the towns and cities.

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