Celebrations in Mar del Plata

Mar del Plata International Film Festival

The Mar del Plata International Film Festival is a rendez-vous for lovers of all film genres. It is the only “class A” film festival throughout Latin America.

National Sea Festival

This annual celebration is one of the most important in Mar del Plata and it marks the official opening of the Summer Season. In this Festival, the election of the Queen and Princesses of the Sea is held.

Fishermen’s National Festival

In this annual festival, visitors have the chance to taste typical dishes made of fish and seafood, all prepared by local fishermen.


Fishing boats at Mar del Plata Port

National Festival Fallera Week

It takes place every March, and ends with the burning of the falla, which is built in the old Valencia style.

Percussion National Festival

Organized by musician Sergio Mileo, this festival has been declared of provincial touristic and cultural interest.

Provincial Festival of Mar del Plata

Since 1989, in the scenario José Ibáñez situated in Plaza Italia at the heart of the port, the objective of this festival has been to celebrate the city’s anniversary as well as to encourage the integration of the different neighborhoods. In this celebration, the inner aspects of the city and its inhabitant’s knowledge and anecdotes are highlighted. The election of the Provincial Queen of Mar del Plata takes place in a familial atmosphere enriched by the presence of local artists.

Estrella de Mar Awards

These are meant to award the most outstanding shows staged during the Summer Season.

Mar del Plata Fashion Show

This is a call for fashion shows of well-known designers as well as local clothing brands.


Mar del Plata Moda Show


How to reach Mar del Plata:

You can reach the city through various means of transport: there are 3 provincial roads and a highway connecting Mar del Plate and the Capital; a railway station with 29 weekly arrivals; a bus station where tickets are sold by over 50 companies; an airport that operates internationally with 6 airline companies in more than 130 weekly services, and an artificial harbor of deep water that –apart from being crucial to the fishing activity- allows cruise ships to anchor at the northern breakwater.

If you travel from Buenos Aires by car, via routes 11, 88 and 226, or via the modern and safe highway 2, the trip can take an average of four hours. But for those who decide to make the most of time, they can get to the city after a 45-minute flight. The International Airport “Astor Piazzolla” is situated only 10 minutes from downtown Mar del Plata. Three airlines operate with national destinations, with a frequency that increases significantly during the summer season.

Distances to Mar del Plata

City Km City Km
Buenos Aires 404 Catamarca 1.145
Claromecó 303 Córdoba 1.120
Corrientes 1.445 Formosa 1.695
Jujuy 2.114 La Plata 363
Mar de Ajó 190 Mendoza 1.447
Miramar 45 Monte Hermoso 406
Necochea 125 Neuquén 1.012
Paraná 909 Pinamar 134
Posadas 1.434 Rosario 700
Resistencia 1.473 Río Gallegos 2.510
San Bernardo 194 San Luis 1.333
Salta 2017 San Clemente 234
Sta. Clara del Mar 18 San Juan 1.529
Santa Fé 879 Santa Rosa 746
Santa Teresita 217 Stgo. Del Estero 1.549
Tucumán 1.714 Ushuaia 3,101
Viedma 754 Villa Gesell 113

Geographical Position

Mar del Plata is the head of General Pueyrredón District. It is located on the coast of the Argentinian Sea at coordinates 38 º 00' S and 57 º 33' W.

General Pueyrredón District area: 1,453.44 km2 , with a population of 366.6 inhabitants per Km2.

Communal Urban area: 79.48 km2 (7948 ha.)

District Boundaries

NE: District of Mar Chiquita

SW: District of General Alvarado

SE: Argentinian Sea

NW: District of Balcarce

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