Located in the province of Buenos Aires, Mar del Plata is one of Argentina's most famous resort towns. The city was formerly a prominent shipbuilding centre along the River Plate but has recently transformed into one of South America's most important tech hubs with over 600,000 residents.
Argentina's largest seaside resort, Mar del Plata offers beaches close by to the city's nightlife and restaurant spots in Avenida Constitucion and Costanera, as well as the iconic neoclassical Casino Central – one of the world's largest. La Perla is the city's most famous beach, renowned for white sand, sunbathing and beach volleyball, while Playa Grande possesses that typical South American party atmosphere. For a quieter beach experience, head to the sheltered coves of Playa Varese or find liberation at the naturist beaches of Playa Escondido.
While connecting flights to Mar del Plata are available from Buenos Aires, visitors often prefer taking the train from the capital. The scenic rail route lets you soak up the picturesque views of Argentina's Atlantic coast.