Mar del Plata

Overall Score

3.4

On the Atlantic coast, on the coast of Buenos Aires, lies the town of Mar de la Plata, known as an important fishing port and a major resort with a developed leisure infrastructure. Lively beaches, pleasant climate, popular theaters, popular restaurants, fashionable hotels and lively discotheques are the main components for a great time in Mar-Del Plata. Before the first Jews, the area of the present city was inhabited by the Indian tribes of the Mapuche, who were greatly influenced by the tribesmen of the Huyunun Kena.

The earliest records of Mar- dell Plata date back to 1569, when the new lands of La Patina America were being invaded heavily by the Portuguese and Spanish. In the mid-19th century, a Portuguese businessman built a factory in what was then a small village, where they stuffed the meat in special containers in the workshops. But the business did not make a profit and the company was shut down a few years later. In the late 19th century, a railway line was built to the city, connecting it to the Argentine capital. At the same time, the first hotels were there, making it a comfortable place to stay for travelers. The first park complex became operational in 1939. At the same time, a highway connecting March-Del Plato with Buenos Aires was put into service. The resort town is known for its attractions. They include San Martín Square with the Basilica of Saints Peter and Jesus and the Grotto ” Our Lady of Lourdes”, the Mar-Del Plata Golf Club, the rue de la Gémeuse with its many restaurants, fashion shops and nightclubs.

100 USD = 16,809.21 ARS

Overall Score

3.4
  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Non-religious
  • Population: 510,000 people
  • GDP: $12,449 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 17 Mbps
  • Best wireless: Claro
  • Pay without cash: No, cash only esp. for foreigners
  • Tipping: Tipping in restaurants in Argentinian is never mandatory, but certainly desired. If you receive good service and want to leave something, 10% is usually more than enough. However, if your service was awful, don’t feel as though you must leave a gratuity.
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels: Booking.com
  • More hotels: Hotels.com
  • Best taxi: Uber
  • Best coworking space: Loft Coworking
  • Online electronics shop: Mercado Libre
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Gol
  • Best intl air carrier: Aerolineas
  • Monthly costs for expat: $550
  • Monthly costs for family: $650
  • Monthly costs for local: $180
  • Meal: $4.5
  • Small Cola: $0.5
  • Beer 1 Pint: $0.7
  • Coffee: $0.8


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