Mar del Plata is an Argentine city located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean in the Buenos Aires Province, 400 km south of Buenos Aires. Mar del Plata is one of the major fishing ports, and the biggest seaside beach resort in Argentina. With a population of 541,733 (2001 census), it is the 7th largest urban area in Argentina. Edit this section or read more
Hotels and lodging
Maps and transportation
Getting to Mar del Plata
Mar del Plata is sort of a "beach resort" for Argentinians, that's why people from Argentina travels there in order to go to the beach, mostly. For example, getting to Mar del Plata from Mendoza by plane is tricky because you have to go first to Buenos Aires, but getting to Buenos Aires is about 1:30 hour. Then, Buenos Aires to Mar del Plata is about 1 hour more.
Now, if we talk about long distance buses, the most common way to travel in Argentina (mostly because is cheaper), here are some examples. Mendoza - Mar del Plata about 20:30 hours. Córdoba - Mar del Plata abour 14 hours. Salta - Mar del Plata is about 21:30 hours. One of the most common bus companies to travel to Mar del Plata is Tramat.
Exploring Mar del Plata
Practical information and resources
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