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Beach Hot Spots to Visit While You Learn Spanish in Buenos Aires

Celebrities at Encore beach Club at Encore in Las Vegas, NV on May 29, 2010

One of the great reasons to study Spanish in Argentina is that on top of the culture-filled capital city, you can escape to the rest of the country and enjoy the excellent climate and stunning geography. Coming to Buenos Aires to learn Spanish will not be the unenergised dull campus Spanish that you might learn in University, but a colourful adventure inside and out of the classroom. You will be able to enjoy some of the best night life, food and beaches on the planet.

So, for when you get some time to relax out of Spanish school, here is a list of places to chill by the beach.

Mar del Plata – It is one of the major tourist destinations in Argentina, also known as the Pearl of the Atlantic. It receives millions of visitors in the summer and is located close to Buenos Aires.

There are a number of impressive beaches that run all along the coast line and all along a stunning cityscape. There are over 40 beaches to visit in Mar del Plata, and with activities which range from swimming to boating. It is also a great place for nightlife with more bars, clubs than any other Argentine beach resort.

Pinamar – Also located close to Buenos Aires and worth a look. It is a beautiful area with stony beaches and forests. Relax in a spa or with the various upmarket hotels in the region. You can also find sporting activities such as golf, tennis and water sports such as jet skiing. There are also a myriad of cultural activities to delve into, such as art galleries and concerts.

Punta del Este – otherwise known as the “St. Tropez of South America.” Typically pricey for the average Argentine but with the help of an exchange rate, you can take advantage of some its offerings of perfect beaches and high quality restaurants. Get to know other travellers and pass the time playing golf, tennis and sailing.

Montevideo Beaches – You are just a short hop over the river to Uruguay from Buenos Aires. You can easily jump on a boat to visit Montevideo for a long weekend. Pocitos is one of the more popular places to visit in Uruguay. A beach situated in an urban area but be warned that in the summer, it can get very busy. Great for people watching or if you are looking for something a little more tranquil, then try the beach calledBuceo.

Colonia del Sacramento – On the way to Montevideo, what worth a stop is Colonia, and as the name might lead you to believe, it is a colonial town in Uruguay. Near there is Atlantida and other noteworthy beaches.


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