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An unmissable route when visiting the city is this coastal itinerary heading south, where the wide gently sloping beaches are transformed by others surrounded by thick vegetation, to then become small ones at the foot of cliffs.
Whether you're doing it by car or public transport, the panoramic views are countless along the way! In addition, you can choose from an endless number of activities to do, from enjoying a delicious barbecue to dancing in front of the sea.
Each beach gave birth to a neighborhood that bears its name, located right in front of it. With their particularities, they represent a different way of living Mar del Plata.
Everything you need to know about the south of Mar del Plata.
Between the urbanizations, the countryside continues to produce its products in this area of the city, where wheat, sunflower, corn and soybeans are grown, honey is produced, and thoroughbred race horses are raised, among other economic activities.
Route 11 winds along the coastline, separated from it by small woods ideal for drinking mate overlooking the sea.
With the city's port being our starting point, we start this walk.
The wide beaches of Punta Mogotes.
Along Avenida de los Trabajadores, to the south of the Puerto Nature Reserve, the wide beaches of Punta Mogotes stretch. The spas of this modern complex offer shade rental services, parking, restaurants, bars, sports facilities and recreational activities for all ages.
Opposite, the neighbourhood of the same name offers possibilities for hotel and non-hotel accommodation, a varied gastronomic offer and shopping centres.
The almost 3 km bay culminates in Punta Cantera, also known as Waikiki, where you can go surfing and kayaking.
Continuing on Avenida de los Trabajadores, at its intersection with Av. Mario Bravo, Provincial Route 11 begins again, baptized with the name of Paseo Costanero Sur Presidente Arturo Illía. In the area, you will find a wide variety of accommodations, campsites, breweries, restaurants, coffee shops, recreation and holiday centres.
Peralta Ramos Forest
The Punta Mogotes Lighthouse was inaugurated in 1891.
Before continuing south, we suggest you take Mario Bravo Avenue to the intersection with Vergara Street, where you will find the access to the Bosque de Peralta Ramos Neighborhood and Forest Reserve.
With magnificent chalets surrounded by parks with large groves, it has inns, restaurants and the famous Forest Tea Hut, declared of tourist interest.
When you return to the coast along the same avenue, we suggest you make a short stop at the church of San Pío de Pietrelcina (Sánchez de Bustamante 3850) with picturesque architecture in which the typical "Mar del Plata stone" was used.
Continuing the tour along the Paseo Costanero Sur is the Mar del Plata Dolphinarium and a little further on, the Punta Mogotes Lighthouse, inaugurated in 1891.
Alfar & Southern Beaches
The after beaches await you at the much-visited Playas del Sur.
Alfar Beach (1 km from the Faro roundabout) is characterized by the exclusive inns with excellent services, with groves that reach the sand.
After beaches, incredible concerts and electronic parties with the best DJs in the world, await you in the much-visited Playas del Sur for you to live an unforgettable summer.
At km 8 from the roundabout of the Lighthouse, you will find the Barranca de los Lobos or Barranca de la Lobería as it was formerly called because of the packs of sea lions that lived at the foot of it.
The succession of public beaches, private spas and beach clubs continues with magnificent views of an ocean of changing colors and the occasional boat silhouetted on the horizon.
Continuing with the tour, the "Camino de las Estancias Originarias" begins, linking Route 11 with Route 88. On this route you will be able to visit the area where the first estancias in the southeast of Buenos Aires were founded, as well as the old Chapadmalal railway station and the Camino de las Canteras, where the deposits of "Mar del Plata stone" and clay – with which bricks and tiles are made – are located, all typical materials of Mar del Plata architecture.
In Chapadmalal you can't miss it, it is the first winery with oceanic influence in Argentina.
A place you can't miss is the first winery with oceanic influence in Argentina. You will be able to tour the vineyards, learn about the production processes and taste the wines produced there.
Chapa, as almost everyone calls it, offers an excellent range of accommodation, beaches, spas, gastronomy and services in which direct contact with nature and the immensity of the sea become one. In addition, you can choose from a wide variety of sports to enjoy such as surfing, trekking, running, sport fishing, golf, horseback riding and paragliding.
To learn more about walks and all the activities that the city has to offer, go to www.turismomardelplata.gob.ar