Mar Del Plata is a beautiful and fascinating city in Argentina, and is the second largest city in the Buenos Aires Province. It is located on the coast and has beautiful scenery, earning it the nickname ‘La Perla del Atlantico’ which translates to ‘the Pearl of the Atlantic’; a well-deserved nickname given the city’s long, beautiful beaches and surrounding landscape. The city is popular with tourists because of its landscape, and expats living in Mar Del Plata will be able to enjoy visiting the gorgeous Playa Grande, Le Torre Tanque, an historic medieval water tower as well as enjoy other attractions such as the city’s various casinos, restaurants, bars, shops and more. Expats living in Mar Del Plata will also enjoy festivals such as the Mar Del Plata International Film Festival, the National Sea Festival and others as well as visits the city’s many museums. The city is furthermore an important center of sport in Argentina, having hosted part of the World Cup in 1978 as well as having a number of soccer and basketball teams.
Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Argentina expat forums.
Expatriates moving to Mar Del Plata will find that it is a pleasant city to live in with plenty to do, as well as having a lower cost of living than other Argentinian cities like Buenos Aires. There are many housing options available outside of the main city area for those looking to get away from the tourist spots. Mar Del Plata is well-connected to Buenos Aires via the city’s airport, as well as a rail and bus network which connects the city to the rest of Argentina. Getting around the city itself is easy for an expat moving to Mar Del Plata, thanks to a wide bus network and walking is also popular in the city. The city has an oceanic climate and tends to have cold winters, but long hot summers, which is the peak time for tourists visiting the area. Expats in Mar Del Plata wishing to find out more information should join InterNations, where they can connect with other expatriates from all over the world who may be able to provide help and advice on moving to Mar Del Plata as well as other areas of Argentina.
Mar Del Plata’s economy relies heavily on tourism, and expats working in Mar Del Plata will find that there are a number of opportunities in this industry as a result of the many bars, shops, hotels and casinos that exist in the city. The city’s location on the coast means it is also a key fishing port for the country, whilst there are also quarries and farms which produce and export a number of products. There are further opportunities to work in electronics, technology, manufacturing and more. For more detailed information about finding work as an expatriate in Mar Del Plata, InterNations provides a global online expat community which allows expatriates to network and communicate with others in order to provide the most accurate and useful information about moving to and working in a specific foreign ecity or country.