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.
During the summer period, the population of Mar del Plata multiplies tenfold.© Daniel Ferreia-Leites / 123RF
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.© Daniel Ferreia-Leites / 123RF
In Mar del Plata, there are many land and water sports activities tourists can participate in.© Anibal Trejo / 123RF
Mar del Plata is also a large fishing port.© Anibal Trejo / 123RF
Mar del Plata is not only popular with tourists but also with Argentinians hoping to escape the stifling heat of the towns and cities.© Daniel Ferreia-Leites / 123RF