Reserva de Lobos Marinos, Mar del Plata

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Meet South American sea lions at Reserva de Lobos Marinos, dedicated to protecting the species, a symbol of Mar del Plata. Visit the small beach to see the all-male sea lion colony that populates it. The sea lions, known locally as ''sea wolves,'' live in their natural habitat and can be observed sunbathing, swimming, and lazing on the beach throughout the year. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Mar del Plata holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Reserva de Lobos Marinos and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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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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  • If you love seeing lobo marinos, walruses to many people, in their natural habitat, then this is the place to visit. Some might complain about the smell, but that is nothing compared to being able to ...  more »
  • I really enjoyed visiting this site. The sea lions are interesting creatures and it is nice to see them in nature not in a zoo. We made the mistake of parking too early and had to walk about 1km on no...  more »
  • Nature may be smelly and so is this attraction. But who cares about this detail when the prize is being close to sea lions in their natural habitat? Worth a stopover on your visit to the Port of Mar d...  more »
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  • I liked. This cute to go with guys. Tour short but good. More posters would miss with info about the animals and that clean more. The poor Lions sleep about the trash
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  • Nice place to bring kids, no more than 10 minutes because there is not much place to stop. Only accessible with car
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  • It is always nice to see sea lions. Pity cared little that is the zone, there is enough trash on the beach.
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  • A way of seeing different sea lions. They are close and you can feel how they are. Non-virtual reality. I imagine that in the future the authorities of Mar del Plata sedated account of the potential that has the reserve and will adapt the place into tourism and visitors. A good posters would come more than good and would provide information necessary for the non-expert eye.
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  • It is very easy to reach! If you are to the bottom to see the waves, careful with the car, because it is filled with salt water
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