Argentina is becoming an increasingly popular destination for tourists to visit in South America. This diverse country has some of the most stunning landscapes in the world and there is something to suit everyone regardless of their personal preferences. It is well-known for its beef and produces award-winning wine. Another reason people visit this part of the world is to enjoy the unique nature and wildlife. Although there are many different types of landscapes to enjoy, the coastal regions of Argentina have a lot to offer, such as panoramic views, pretty villages, bustling harbors, and structures of cultural and historical significance. Of course, one of the major advantages to visiting a coastal area in any country is spending time on the beach. Here are five of the top beaches that you should try and visit if you are taking a vacation in this amazing country.
1. Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires
Located in the Buenos Aires Province, Mar del Plata is one of the most lively beach resorts in Argentina. If you are looking for a place that offers everything a typical beach resort offers, then this is the location for you. Both international and national tourists head to this beach for fun and to soak up the rays. Other than sunbathing and taking a paddle, there are plenty other things to keep you occupied when you visit this beach. Activities include scuba diving, sailing, fishing, and watersports. There is even a golf course nearby. While it is not the most tranquil of beaches, it is one of the best for having some summer fun. It is also great for nightlife, so you can head straight to the bars and clubs after a day on the beach.
2. Pinamar, Buenos Aires Province
Also in the Buenos Aires Province, but a little further north is Pinamar. The beaches here are more chilled out than Mar del Plata and as they are less densely populated. For this reason, this beach is popular with families. The golden sands are lined by thick pine forests, so it is an attractive place to spend time and there are options for sitting in the shade. The town next to the beach is popular amongst wealthier tourists as it is fairly upmarket and there are some fantastic places to eat when you are finished at the beach. If you walk a little further along the coast you will arrive in Carilo. The beach is the same in appearance as at Pinamar but the neighboring town has a completely different vibe. It is popular with the financial elite and the beach is flanked by spas, restaurants, and fancy boutiques.
3. Las Grutas, Rio Negro
If you travel further south, you will find yourself at Las Grutas. This is lesser known as a tourist destination, so it is much quieter than many other beaches along the Atlantic coast. As it is further south, the water is warmer than the beaches in the north and the sand is also much whiter. Many believe that these attributes make traveling further south worthwhile. The beach is sheltered by cliffs and there are watersports to enjoy. From this beach, it is possible to take excursions to other local ports.
4. Lake Correntoso, Villa La Angostura, Neuquen
You don’t necessarily need to head to the coast to spend time on an attractive beach. If you head to the Patagonian Lake District, you will find a town called Villa la Angostura. Close to this town is Lake Correntoso. This is a delightful lakeside beach that is often visited by people who have spent the day hiking in the Patagonian wilderness. This tranquil beach is surrounded by pine forests and offers both sunny spots and areas of shade. In addition to spending time on the beach, you can enjoy watersports such as kayaking across the lake.
5. Miramar, Buenos Aires Province
Finally, another great beach in the Buenos Aires Province is Miramar. This is south of Mar del Plata and is popular for families as it is quieter than some of the beaches that attract large numbers of tourists. This is a beautiful spot to spend time with the family, with golden beaches and the deep blue sea topped with the white peaks of the Atlantic waves. Another reason people head here is that the hotels and restaurants in the adjacent town are very reasonably priced. Running parallel to the beaches are scenic cycling trails, so it is great for those who want to enjoy a physical activity during the day as well as spending time on the beach.