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Sunday, 08 January 2012

Buenos Aires Beaches.

If you look at the map you will see that Buenos Aires is located at the shore of a small bay in the Atlantic Ocean. So, naturally you would expect nice beaches all around Buenos Aires, right? Wrong! What looks like a small bay is actually a big mouth of the river Rio de La Plata. The waters of the river are very muddy and absolutely unsuitable for any kind of swimming.

Notice the color of the water.

Sorry, no beaches in Buenos Aires!!!  The closest beach resort is probably Punta del Este in Uruguay, across the river where Rio de La Plata meets the Atlantic Ocean. The closest beach resort in Argentina is Mar del Plata at the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. It takes 4 to 5 hours by bus or train to get there or less than an hour by a plain. I didn't go to any of these two resorts and consequently I cannot offer any comments.


Did I mention where to stay in Buenos Aires? Of course you can use hotels, but if you come for a little longer, then this might be an expensive proposition. As an alternative I suggest exchanging your own home for one in Buenos Aires. Follow the link to browse Buenos Aires Home Exchange.

The other option is to do what I did, which is renting a furnished apartment. Here is the list of Buenos Aires Vacation Rentals.

Posted by J23


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