The Atlantic Coast of Argentina

Mar del Plata Ricardo Calderón Magaña/Flickr

Mar del Plata ©Ricardo Calderón Magaña/Flickr

As Argentina lies along the Atlantic Coast, it presents some fascinating beaches and sights. It might not present as exotic and as sunny beaches as some Caribbean countries, but the natural environment along the coast is incomparable. The provinces of Buenos Aires, Rio Negro, Chubut, Santa Cruz and Tierra del Fuego lie along the coast. These provinces are very famous among tourists and attract numerous visitors each year. From the northern beaches of Mar del Plata, Necochea and Pinamar to the southern wilderness offered by Patagonia, the Atlantic Coast of Argentina offers a unique and incomparable experience for those who decide to make a visit.

Mar del Plata, Pinamar and Necochea (Buenos Aires Province)

The city of Mar del Plata lies on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, making part of the province of Buenos Aires. The city is one of the main fishing ports of the country, also the most significant seaside beach resort of Argentina. During summer season the beach gets very crowded, attracting millions of tourists each year. The tourist infrastructure is very well developed, with lots of excellent hotels and restaurants.

Pinamar is another significant beach resort of the country. It has a quite large, yet wild coastline. The resort of Necochea is also situated in the province of Buenos Aires, being a popular beach resort of Argentina. Argentine people love this beach which gets crowded during summer season.

Mar del Plata Ricardo Calderón Magaña/Flickr

Mar del Plata ©Ricardo Calderón Magaña/Flickr

The Valdes Peninsula (Chubut Province)

The famous Valdes Peninsula of Chubut Province is famous for its wildlife. Located on the Atlantic Coast, the peninsula is one of the most beautiful natural attractions of Argentina. It has been a fantastic UNESCO Biosphere Reserve since 1999. The peninsula is famous for its fauna, presenting numerous marine species.

Fur seals, elephant seals, Magellanic penguins and sea lions are common species which can be seen along the coast. The waters give home to Southern right whales and orcas. If you love animals and you are interested in making a unique experience, I recommend you to visit the Valdes Peninsula.

Seals at the Valdes Peninsula David Holt London/Flickr

Seals at the Valdes Peninsula ©David Holt London/Flickr

Tierra del Fuego, the Beagle Channel and Ushuaia

One of the wildest and most attractive regions of Argentina is the unique Tierra del Fuego. The southernmost province of country lies along the Atlantic Coast. It is famous for giving home to the southernmost city of the world – Ushuaia and an extremely wild natural environment.

There is also a national park which wears the same name, protecting one of the wildest and most beautiful natural sceneries of Argentina. The Beagle Channel and Ushuaia are very popular tourist destinations of the country. The unique wildlife and sceneries of the province are very famous among tourists.

 

Ushuaia Bay Leandro's World Tour/Flickr

Ushuaia Bay ©Leandro’s World Tour/Flickr

 

 

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