Mar del Plata: Best Things to Do

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Mar del Plata is the most popular destination for conventions in Argentina after Buenos Aires.

Exploring Playa Varese is the best kick off to start your journey in Mar del Plata.

Centro Cultural Villa Victoria Ocampo is originally a summer villa for Argentine Writer and socialite Victoria Ocampo.

Diagonal de Los Artesanos is craft fair which held all day long in the summertime.

You have to climb the Tank Tower to get an amazing of the city's skyline from a 360-degree angle.

Lastly, the majestic charm of Museo Municipal de Arte Juan Carlos Castagnino should not be missed from your camera lens.

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SIGHTSEEING

Exploring Playa Varese is the best kick off to start your journey in Mar del Plata. The best way to exploring this iconic beach is walking around in the beachside while mesmerizing the city's vibes by enjoying the panoramic beach. Located near the beach, you can easily find bars, restaurants and cafes which offers their Cuban specialities. Besides, you can also do sunbathing, swimming or surfing to become one with nature.

Playa Varese

This sandy beach with a jetty draws crowds for swimming & sunbathing, plus volleyball & surfing.

Address : Paseo Jesús de Galindez 0, B7600 Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina

DOWNTOWN

Centro Cultural Villa Victoria Ocampo is originally a summer villa for Argentine Writer and socialite Victoria Ocampo. This villa was build in 1912 and made of iron and wood which brought directly from England. Nowadays, this villa becomes a cultural centre which also homes for the masterpieces from Victoria Ocampo and another artwork. Many tourists and locals also come to this villa for architecture, beautiful garden and cafe.

Centro Cultural Villa Victoria Ocampo

This center honoring writer Victoria Ocampo hosts exhibits, classes & events, plus gardens & a cafe.

Address : GAL, Matheu 1851, B7602 Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina

SHOPPING

Diagonal de Los Artesanos is craft fair which held all day long in the summertime. But if you come to the city at another time, you have to come to this craft fair at the weekend. In this fair, you can easily find handicraft made by local artisans such as traditional mate gourds, knitted sweaters, silver jewellery, and leather goods.

Diagonal de Los Artesanos

In this fair, you can easily find handicraft made by local artisans such as traditional mate gourds, knitted sweaters, silver jewellery, and leather goods.

Address : Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina

FOOD & DRINK

You can easily find Empanadas in every cafe and restaurant in the city. This dish is a pastry which has delightful filling such as corn, minced meat, cheese, and many more. This dish often served during party and festivals as an appetizer or main course.

CULTURE

Mar del Plata has tons of festivals all along year to preserve the legacy from their ancestor and introduce their original culture to the youngster. From the international scale like The Mar del Plata International Film Festival to the national scale like The Fiesta Nacional del Mar ("National Sea Festival"), the locals always enthusiast to be a part of it.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

The best time to visit Mar del Plata is from December to February when the summer is around the corner.

HOTEL

Hotel Costa Galana is the right hotel to stay if you are looking for a hotel which offers luxury hospitality and beach view right in front of the window. By booking a room in this hotel, you can freely access its spa with small hot tubs, sauna and massage services. Still, about a five-star hotel in Mar del Plata, Hotel Sainte Jeanne is also strongly recommended to stay if you want to stay in a room which has french style decor. This boutique hotel only has 27 rooms, so booking in advance may be the right choice.

Hotel Costa Galana

By booking a room in this hotel, you can freely access its spa with small hot tubs, sauna and massage services.

Address : Bv. Maritimo Patricio Peralta Ramos 5725, B7600 Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Hotel Sainte Jeanne

This boutique hotel only has 27 rooms, so booking in advance may be the right choice.

Address : DAB, Martín Miguel de Güemes 2850, B7600 Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina

RESTAURANT

La Mulita is the right place to go when you are craving for steak, especially Argentinian steak. The restaurant only served selected meat to give the best taste for the customer and do not forget to ask the waiter about the suitable wine to completed your fine dining experience. But, you have to complete your visit to Mar del Plata by having seafood in Piazza Ristorante. This restaurant is located near the beach, so you may expect to have fresh seafood while enjoying the panoramic beach from your seat.

La Mulita

The restaurant only served selected meat to give the best taste for the customer and do not forget to ask the waiter about the suitable wine to completed your fine dining experience.

Address : Saavedra 212, B7602 Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Piazza Ristorante

This restaurant is located near the beach, so you may expect to have fresh seafood while enjoying the panoramic beach from your seat.

Address : Paseo V. Ocampo s/n, B7600 Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina

CAFE

You do not need to worry about your tea-time while travelling in Mar del Plata, because La Casita De Te will serve you a cup of tea in the finest way. You can enjoy your tea in the middle of a beautiful garden along with your travel-mate. For your information, the dessert is something you can not miss to order. On the other hand, Ivo Cafe is easy to reach since it is located nearby the beach. This cafe mainly offers coffee, tea, and wine which serve to your table while enjoying a panoramic sunset on the beach.

La Casita De Te

You can enjoy your tea in the middle of a beautiful garden along with your travel-mate.

Address : Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina

Ivo Cafe

This cafe mainly offers coffee, tea, and wine which serve to your table while enjoying a panoramic sunset on the beach.

Address : Bv. Maritimo Patricio Peralta Ramos 3027, B7600JVE Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina

BAR AND NIGHTLIFE

Do you ever wonder about the real taste of local brewed in Mar del Plata? You may head to Antares to get your answer. In this bar, you can do a tasting first to find the most suitable beer for your taste buds and if you are curious about how to make beer you can join its tour and taste in their brewery. But if you want to spend your nightlife in a fun and crazy bar which has a Cuban atmosphere, you can bring your buddies to Bodegita. This bar is famous for its mojitos along with delightful appetizer.

Antares

In this bar, you can do a tasting first to find the most suitable beer for your taste buds and if you are curious about how to make beer you can join its tour and taste in their brewery.

Address : ELN Mar del Plata Buenos Aires AR, Olavarría 2724, B7600, Argentina

Bodegita

This bar is famous for its mojitos along with delightful appetizer.

Address : Castelli 1252, B7600 Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina

INTERESTING PLACE

Museo MAR is always worth to visit even you are not fans of contemporary artwork because this museum is very attractive from the location and the architecture of the building. This museum is considered as the icon of the city since they have giant sea lion sculpture in front of the museum which wraps in golden material. On the other hand, Bosque Peralta Ramos offers you some space to breathe in a green garden in the middle of the hustle-bustle city. In this park, you can do many activities with your travel-mate or your family such as cycling, picnic, buying crafts, and many more.

Museo MAR

Striking modern museum focusing on contemporary art & sculpture, with tours & a cafe.

Address : Av. Félix U. Camet 800, Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Bosque Peralta Ramos

In this park, you can do many activities with your travel-mate or your family such as cycling, picnic, buying crafts, and many more.

Address : B7600 Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina

INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOT

You have to climb the Tank Tower to get an amazing of the city's skyline from a 360-degree angle. When you visit this water tower in summer, you can enjoy a concert which held on the lawn while sending the sun goes down. Lastly, the majestic charm of Museo Municipal de Arte Juan Carlos Castagnino should not be missed from your camera lens. This Art Nouveau building is built in 1909 as summer residence but nowadays become a museum of 600 paintings, sculpture, and photographs, from Argentine artists.

Tank Tower

When you visit this water tower in summer, you can enjoy a concert which held on the lawn while sending the sun goes down.

Address : Falucho 995, B7600FPS Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Museo Municipal de Arte Juan Carlos Castagnino

This Art Nouveau building is built in 1909 as summer residence but nowadays become a museum of 600 paintings, sculpture, and photographs, from Argentine artists.

Address : Av. Colón 1189, Punta Piedras, B7600FXE Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina