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This is an area of Buenos Aires that some 550,000 people call home.
This destination is located 240 miles south of the national capital, Buenos Aires. It's also approximately 15 miles south of Santa Clara del Mar.
If you're here with your family, set aside some time to check out the terrific child-friendly attractions. Kids and adults alike will love Aquasol Water Park, Mar del Plata Aquarium and Aquopolis.
Aquarium Mar del Plata is an educational and fun place where the entire family can admire aquatic creatures and learn about the importance of marine conservation.
Take photos, admire the educational displays and learn all about different ecosystems at the El Paraiso Zoo. Be sure to ask at the entrance about special events and where to find the zoo's favorite species.
Whether you're all about poker or you just like the lively atmosphere of casinos, a safe bet here is the Central Casino or the Casino Central de Mar del Plata.
Go for a hike and enjoy the serenity at Los Padres Lake and Laguna de los Padres. If the weather is nice, you can even dip your toes into the shallows.
Looking for somewhere to get a little bit of rest and relaxation? Put aside an afternoon to check out the area's scenic stretches of coastline. Bristol Beach or Miramar Beach should be your first ports of call. Locals might also direct you to La Perla Beach and Varese Beach.
Nature-loving visitors often head to Camet Park and Puerto Mar del Plata for a break.
Gain some new knowledge by stepping though the doors of the Museo Fangio. Take a self-guided tour, browse the various exhibits and be sure to ask about any special events.
The range of preserved objects at the Lorenzo Scaglia Museum of Natural Sciences will provide you with fascinating insight into the world of science.
Take a look at what's coming up at the Juan Carlos Castagnino Municipal Art Museum and the Museo Municipal de Arte Juan C.Castagnino and see if anything looks interesting. You never know, you might be able to see an exhibition opening!
Take in the fascinating artifacts of the Archivo Historico Municipal or walk around the exhibits at the Museo historico municipal Roberto Barilli. Both are great if you're interested in history.
Discover the region's past with a visit to Torre Tanque and Villa Victoria, just a couple of the historical sites here. You might also like to get out the camera and snap some photos at Unzue Institute and Villa Victoria Ocampo Cultural Center.
The sturdy defense structures at Torreon del Monje are an evocative reminder of the area's past battles.
Whether you consider yourself spiritual or not, you're sure to have a nice time at Mar del Plata Cathedral and Nuestra Senora de Pompeya Church. If you want to see a couple more religious sites, keep an eye out for tours at Stella Maris Chapel and Iglesia Stella Maris.
Think you've seen all there is to see in Mar del Plata? Think again. While Aguas Danzantes Fountain mightn't be on the front page of your in-flight magazine, many travelers enjoy their time there.
Situated in Mar del Plata, this luxury hotel is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Mar del Plata Golf Club and within 3 miles (5 km) of Torre Tanque and Torreon del Monje. Colon Square and Bristol Beach are also within 3 miles (5 km).
Situated in Mar del Plata, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Colon Square, Bristol Beach, and Torreon del Monje. Torre Tanque and Jose Maria Minella Stadium are also within 3 miles (5 km).
This family-friendly Mar del Plata hotel is located on the waterfront, within a 10-minute walk of Mar del Plata Golf Club and Chica Beach. Torre Tanque and Torreon del Monje are also within 2 miles (3 km).
Located in La Perla, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Central Casino, Bristol Beach and Colon Square. Torreon del Monje and Torre Tanque are also within 2 miles (3 km).
Located in the heart of Mar del Plata, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Mar del Plata Cathedral, Bristol Beach and Colon Square. Torreon del Monje and Torre Tanque are also within 2 miles (3 km).
Situated in Mar del Plata, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Torre Tanque and Torreon del Monje. Colon Square and Bristol Beach are also within 2 miles (3 km).
This family-friendly Mar del Plata hotel is located by the sea, within a 10-minute walk of Colon Square, Bristol Beach and Torreon del Monje. Torre Tanque is 0.6 mi (1 km) away.
Situated in Mar del Plata, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Aguas Danzantes Fountain, Colon Square and Bristol Beach. Torreon del Monje and Torre Tanque are also within 1 mile (2 km).