Mar del Plata is situated around 400 kilometers south of Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires. Summer months, from December to March, the beaches are densely packed with Porteos on vacation. Outside of the summer season, the city is much less busy. However, there are 700,000 year-round inhabitants. It is a sizable city with much to do, and not only during the summer months.
Mar del Plata is Argentina’s second most popular conference destination, behind Buenos Aires. Mar del Plata offers a diverse array of services in this field. Over fifty theater productions are presented over the summer season.
Mar del Plata has an oceanic climate, which means that summers are humid and temperate, while winters are generally chilly. Summer maximum temperatures are approximately 27°C (81°F), however many days reach temperatures of 30°C (86°F) to 35°C (95°F). Strong onshore or southerly breezes, on the other hand, may maintain temperatures down to 20°C (68°F), with nights dipping below 10°C (50°F). Summer is normally the high season, and Easter is traditionally the last weekend before the peak season finishes. Spring and autumn provide unpredictable weather, with the possibility of heat waves or freezing temperatures. Winters are mild and wet, with a chance of frost. Snowfall does occur on occasion, as does the Sudestada, which brings prolonged rain, overcast weather, and turbulent waves. Cold southwestern winds carrying polar air masses from Antarctica may cause temperatures to fall below zero.