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Mar del Plata

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Drenched in sunshine and fringed by wide expanses of sandy coastline, Mar del Plata stands out as one of Argentina's most popular vacation resorts. During summer weekends, the city's beaches become so crowded that you'll struggle to find a spot on the sand--or even in the water. Nevertheless, Mar del Plata vacations hold a special place in the national mentality, with the resort's long history as a beachside getaway attracting visitors from all over Argentina. A trip to Mar del Plata also ensure a chance to discover a range of cultural attractions, such as museums and tango performances. Plan how to spend your time in Mar del Plata and other destinations in Argentina using our Argentina sightseeing planner.
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Where to stay in Mar del Plata

To accommodate the masses of tourists who take a Mar del Plata vacation every summer, the city offers more than 500 hotels. Most of these cluster around the shorefront close to the city center, which boasts most higher-end options. Look a few blocks inland for less expensive alternatives. Prices vary dramatically according to the time of year, with hefty discounts available during low season and on weekdays. Reserve your accommodations in advance to beat the crowds and avoid paying a last-minute premium.
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