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Best Beaches in Buenos Aires

Las Grutas beach
Las Grutas beach; credit: Wikimedia Commons
The beautiful capital of Argentina is Buenos Aires, just coasting off the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. With this in mind, it's no surprise that one of the top reasons to visit this city is its gifted proximity to a glittering coastline - just keep in mind that Argentines swarm the area in January and February. This guide has everything you need to know about the best beaches of Buenos Aires.


Those beaches closest to Buenos Aires are known as Partida de la Costa. They include a host of water parks, beachfront resorts and seaside villages.

Four of the best beaches in this northern region are San Clemente del Tuyu, Santa Teresita, San Bernardo and Mar de Ajo.

San Clemente del Tuyu is by far the closest to the city, just miles away from Buenos Aires and the first stop on the coast district. It is home to the biggest ocean resort in all of South America, Mundo Marino.

Mar de Ajo is one of those places with something for every kind of traveler. Just miles away from the capital, it's a warm getaway with a fishing pier, tourist center and a grand casino for the adults in your group.

These tend to represent the most frequented beaches near Buenos Aires, as well as some of the best and most family-friendly coastal destinations.


The best beaches of Buenos Aires are arguably at its center, where the capital's elite take their vacation in the sophisticated mansions of Pinamar, and young adventurers revel in many a warm-water activity.

Some popular summertime sports include windsurfing, wakeboarding, jet skiing and -- for the more daring -- shark fishing. Cruises make sure to stop at the port city of Villa Gesell, known for its young vibe and long stretch of shoreline.

Here we also have the upscale town that is Mar de Las Pampas. Known as the "city without haste", it's a forested settlement where resorts, charming cottages and renowned restaurants nestle in a quaint city grid surrounded by nature.

Far from the bustle and deeply ingrained with greenery, it's the best of the hills on the coast of the Atlantic -- ideal for snowbirds on a romantic holiday.


As for the southern beaches farthest from Buenos Aires, about seven really stand out: Mar del Plata, Miramar, Necochea, Monte Hermoso, Claromeco, Las Grutas and Orense. These count as the most relaxing getaways from the city.

Also known as "The Happy City", Mar del Plata is considered the most important seaside tourist center in all of Argentina. Its sandy cliffs, warm climate and charming infrastructure come together to create a welcoming air for millions of visitors each year.

Lauded as the only place in Argentina where you can see the sun rise and set, Monte Hermoso is well worth a trip to the south.

Finally, a beach known as Las Grutas is the farthest south you'll go. In Rio Negro Province, many consider it the absolute best beach in Argentina.

The waters here are the clearest and warmest you'll find on the Atlantic Argentine coast.
Scott S. Bateman is a professional journalist who has traveled widely throughout the Caribbean and the Americas.

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February 17, 2020
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