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. Before you head to Mar del Plata, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Mar del Plata road trip planning app , to make sure you see all that Mar del Plata has to offer, including Laguna de los Padres.
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  • Beautiful location a few miles from mar del plata, the contrast is huge, coming out of a large city like mar del plata one finds with lots of vegetation and a beautiful lagoon
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  • Recommended ride to go and spend the afternoon. Make lunches, walking, sitting down on the edge of the lagoon to drink mate and admire the landscape. For lovers of birds, good spot for watching. A bonus contribution of ten or 20 pesos is paid per vehicle (do not remember).
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  • A place to spend a very nice day outdoors, in recent years grew plenty hotels and gastronomy
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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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