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Beach resort other than Mar del Plata?

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Beach resort other than Mar del Plata?

Hi all, could anyone recommend a nice resort town other than Mar del Plata? We've been there a couple of times, and are now looking for a more relaxed, cleaner environment...We heard that Pinmar is nice, but have not been able to find any information on it. Any suggestions are welcome!

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1. Re: Beach resort other than Mar del Plata?

There is a lot of info on Pinamar on the web. Also try Carillo near Pinamar. And look into Punta del Este in Uruguay, especially the part of that area known as Jose Ignacio.

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2. Re: Beach resort other than Mar del Plata?

thanks very much! What's the best way to get from BA to Punta del este? also, any inexpensive accommodation options there?

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3. Re: Beach resort other than Mar del Plata?

Check out www.welcomeargentina.com - you can change the website to English and then click on the Atlantic Coast icon towards the top right hand corner. You will find all the Atlantic coast towns listed.

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If you don't mind the high prices of hotels, food going out, etc, I recommend you Punta del Este. It's incredible and very relaxing, with amazing beaches and a cool nightlife. You can take the ferry from baires - it takes about three hours and a half + one and a half hours more to get to Punta from Montevideo - by car. Another option is to fly to Punta which takes you 40 minutes.

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5. Re: Beach resort other than Mar del Plata?

You can find many lodging options in Punta del Este through the web. Try, for example, www.puntaweb.com. There are others. It would be almost impossible to find something at this late date for December 20 through January 20 -- the highest season. Other than that, you should be able to find something.

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Pinnamar and Carilo are very nice with Carilo being one of the nicest residential resort areas on the coast. Heading farther south of Mar del is Miramar a nice area and not too far a ride from Mar del if you feel the urge. Then you have Nechochea and Monte Hermoso both also very nice and quiet...maybe too quiet.

Lots of nice areas where you can sit on the beach with a good book, listen to the radio, watch the waves. In Monte Hermoso we were sitting on the beach a couple of years ago and I told my wife I was hungry and I was going for a bite. She said..wait...she stood up and waved. Two seconds later this young guy come sprinting across the beach with an order pad. Takes our orders. Comes back with a little wooden folding table. A little while later...sodas and beers. And finally our hamburguesas completas. Talk about service. There was 5 of us and the burgers, beers, fries, sodas, waters and fruit salads probably cost 15 dollars. Nice little town. I am dreaming about being back there now...ahhh.

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7. Re: Beach resort other than Mar del Plata?

cheers, Veritas1! Sounds great...Argentina is a wonderful place, isn't it? It is probably what the US used to be like 5o years ago :) more laid back and chill...

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