Two important public museums reside in Mar del Plata: the Museo
Municipal de Arte Juan Carlos Castagnino, and the Museo Archivo
Historico Municipal. There are also two private museums, the J.M. Fangio
and the Guillermo Vilas.
Casino and Discos
Mar del Plata's famous Casino is open all summer, from December to the
end of April. Like any resort city, there is also no shortage of discos,
most of which are along Avenida Constitucion.
Local Theater - Cinematography Festival
Mar del Plata is also the site of country's most important film
festival, the Argentine version of Cannes.
Mar del Plata Aquarium
The local aquarium, one of the best in the country, offers a wide range
of marine attractions. Most popular are the dolphin and seal shows.
There are also penquins, tortoises, flamingos, many kinds of fish, and a
cinema featuring 3D films.
Leisure & Fishing Cruises
From Mar del Plata's port you can embark on both fishing and leisure
cruises through the surrounding sea. Pleasure cruises head for the
nearby Isla de Los Lobos or the Naval Base, and culminate by passing
along some of the region's most dramatic coastline. From September to
May, you can also charter fishing boats at the port, depending on
There are five excellent golf courses in Mar del Plata.
Ecology & Educational Farms
Piedra" and "La Pilarica" Laguna Sierra de los Padres
Laguna Sierra is Mar del Plata's premier ecological reserve. Its
encompasses over 200 hectares of marshland and is ideal for bird
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