Laguna de los Padres, Mar del Plata

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To the west of Mar del Plata and east of Sierra de los Padres, Laguna de los Padres represents a small lake, historical site, and water sport destination. This lake's name can be linked back to the 17th century, when Jesuit Fathers worked to evangelize the area. Here you will find a variety of aquatic flora and regional shrubs. The lake hosted rowing events at the 1995 Pan American Games and 2006 South American Games and still attracts boating, rowing, and fishing enthausiasts. In addition to its natural wonder, this lake sits at the same site as a reconstruction of the Jesuit Mision of Nuestra Señora del Pilar, as well as a museum where José Hernández lived as a child. Work out when and for how long to visit Laguna de los Padres and other Mar del Plata attractions using our handy Mar del Plata itinerary builder.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Very nice place to spend the day or take a few mates. Also there is a museum. All very affordable. A trip not to miss if you're in Mar del Plata!
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  • August 11, 2017
    If you like jogging outdoors this is your place in the world! I went to meet and I was fascinated, so much so that I went back twice more in a week, but run-charmed! Also ideal to make a barbecue and play a minced with your children!
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  • August 10, 2017
    Parents Lagoon is a beautiful place to spend the day in contact with nature, hiking, biking, play soccer or yew, also there is a fishing club; campsites. You can enjoy a barbecue at family; take some fabulous mate... Ideal for those who want to get away a bit of the city but not so much... and at the same time be at peace.
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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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