Argentina's long coastline features beautiful sandy Argentina beaches that are characterized by dunes and dense forests. The Atlantic Coast is dotted with beaches that offer a wide range of accommodation, from small cabins to comfortable and luxurious hotels, and activities from water sports to horseback riding.
Families can head to Santa Teresita, Mar de Aji and San Clemente del Tuyu. San Clement del Tuyu is home to Mundo Marino, one of South America's biggest resorts and a place that offers excellent swimming, a variety of marine life and great bird watching. Villa Gesell, Pinamar and San Bernardo are frequented by younger beach-goers ready to party and have a good time, but for something a little less hectic, try Carilo, Mar de las Pampas, and Mar Azul. Mar del Plata is one of the most popular beaches in Argentina and attracts a variety of people. Some of the warmest swimming waters can be found in Necochea, Orense, Claromeci, and Monte Hermoso.
Mar del Plata:
Mar del Plata is one of the most popular beach holiday destinations in Argentina. With almost 50 km of beaches, beautiful scenery with cliffs and dunes, activities from diving to hiking and a great nightlife, Mar del Plata attracts all types of beachgoers from families to trendy younger crowd. This buzzing and modern city is located around 400 km south from the capital Buenos Aires, and has grown to be one of the trendiest areas to live on this coast.
Around 400 km south of Buenos Aires is Pinamar, a top range beach destination known for luxury resorts, excellent golf and high quality accommodations. There are also several other resorts nearby including Ostende, Valeria del Mar, and Carilo. Carilo is a smaller place for travelers looking to get away from the buzz of the cities. Known for its pretty beach, good dining and opportunities for horse-riding and for fishing in a lagoon, Carilo is a more peaceful choice than the busier resorts.
Beaches near Buenos Aires:
Monte Hermoso is located just south of Buenos Aires and attracts visitors with its warm waters, over 30 km of beach and a good choice outdoor sports, including windsurfing, sailing and fishing.
The area of Necochea, in the Buenos Aires Province, is home to the beaches of Quenquien, Las Grutas, Costa Bonita and Bahia de los Vientos. All these offer several km of sandy coastline for swimming and sunbathing, as well as a wide range of water sports and other activities.