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oldham
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beach near BA needed, early feb????

was originally gonna start our RTW trip in Rio around the beginnning of Feb, however, rooms and flights are scarce and expensivo, therefore, we're gonna start off in BA instead.

the plan was originally a couple of weeks on Copacabana beach to wind down - where can we go to chillax close to BA????

what will the temperatures be????

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1. Re: beach near BA needed, early feb????

Buenos Aires is located on an estuary similar to New Orleans but larger. As a consequence the beaches are not special near the city. If you want a nice beach then you need to go to Punta Del Este in Uruguay or the Argentine beaches(MarDelPlata,Pinamar,Carilo,Villa Gesell,MardePampas) which are located 4 to 5 hours South of the city via bus.

The weather will still be quite warm at the end of February.

Enjoy!!

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2. Re: beach near BA needed, early feb????

The closest to BA as a beach, is Colonia del SAcramento, where I live. Wonderfull beaches, clean white sand, but fresh water.

If you dont need the salt in the water, I´d suggest the beaches around Colonia, perfect for relaxation; and the water is nerver cold.

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3. Re: beach near BA needed, early feb????

There's nothing in Argentina or Uruguay like the Brazilian beaches -- water will not be as warm, rythms will be different. Accepting that it's all different from Brazil, the best beaches within easy reach of BA are in the Punta del Este area, and more specifically Jose Ignacio just north of Punta toward Brazil.

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4. Re: beach near BA needed, early feb????

thanks for the replies.

how long will it take to get to punta del este??

should I take in Colonia and Montivideo on the way/way back or do these as a separate trip?

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5. Re: beach near BA needed, early feb????

You can combine your trip to Punta with stops in Montevideo and Colonia. For a start, have a look at www.buquebus.com. They have a number of possibilites from Buenos Aires with their high speed ferries and regular ferries to Uruguay.

If you want, you can rent a car after you get to Uruguay, but you don't necessarily have to do that since there are alot of bus coaches in this area.

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6. Re: beach near BA needed, early feb????

If you want a really good beaches I recommend Florianopolis, Brazil which has direct 3 hour flights from Buenos Aires. The beaches in Punta del Este are ok but nothing compared to Brazil but the water is pretty cold.

I've been spending more and more time in Brazil as the beaches are great there. I just got back from Rio and heading again there this weekend for the holidays in Buzios. Rio is ok. The beaches are pretty good but keep in mind the city is pretty expensive with good restaurants all charges what they would charge in the USA or more.

I like Florianopolis quite a bit and the beaches are pristine and the people are friendly.

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7. Re: beach near BA needed, early feb????

You should go to Punta del Este, which is very near Buenos Aires. I loved the beaches and sceneries, food, nightlife, people, etc.

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8. Re: beach near BA needed, early feb????

You can go to Punta del ESte in Uruguay, top beaches

or you can choose in Argentina

Pinamar beautiful sandy and relaxing beaches as well as Carilo or Mar de las Pampas.

Mar del Plata has also beaches not so nice, but full of theaters and nightlife.

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9. Re: beach near BA needed, early feb????

Go to Mar del Plata, GBP10 by luxury coach. Think Blackpool but with clean beaches, 4 times bigger and brasher. Hire a table chairs and umbrella combination on the beach. The waiter will come for you to order egg and chips and beer, or if you prefer steak and salad with wine.

Have a siesta, go out to a restaurant about 10pm, eat the best sea food in Argentina, then on to a club or the huge casino, roll into bed as dawn comes up. Rooms en suite with TV etc about GBP20 per night.

The weather will be hot 80s and 90s.

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10. Re: beach near BA needed, early feb????

looking for a really nice beach? stick to your original plan! As much as I love Argentina (can't you tell?) you will not find beaches like the ones in Brazil there.