Mar del Plata is located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean and, thanks to its beaches, attracts many visitors. When we came to the city, we expected just to be slow tourists staying more of the day on a beach resting, reading and enjoying the sun. But once we came to the beach, our plans changed. There were so many people that we could not believe our eyes! We walked along the shore, being amazed by so many visitors, and left right away. There was not room for us to stay. We realized that we would need to find another way to enjoy our stay in Mar del Plata.
Our first night at Mar del Plata, Argentina
The sun was setting the first time we went on a stroll to explore Mar del Plata. Walking by the water and enjoying the ocean view and its breeze, we saw the lights of the city that were “coming to life”. We were walking slowly and without hurry, taking our time to see everything around during this charming evening.
This was our complimentary treat. Very sweet! :)
We’ve been fortunate to travel a lot and we try hard not to miss places. We love all the countries we have visited and we are excited about every land we will be able to sojourn. Israel is a special country with wonderful people. We pray that there can always be peace in all the land of the sun and blowing sands! And we hope one day to go back again. :)
In Mar del Plata we stayed in Sheraton hotel. Unexpectedly, we were given a wonderful luxury apartment! Not that we booked it but the story is next.
It was a very comfortable bus ride from Buenos Aires to Mar del Plata. I had never seen those types of buses before because we do not have them in Ukraine. Our almost 5-hours drive turned to be a luxury (because very comfortable) drive while enjoying reading, watching movie, looking through the window and taking a nap.:) We loved that bus, but food (some unhealthy snacks were included into the price of the ticket)! But overall, we felt so comfortable in our sits that food did not change our positive impression of our journey. :)
Since our blog name is “Cosmopolitan Couple” the word “cosmopolitan” makes me smile when I see it written somewhere :)
Stop for a healthy lunch in Buenos Aires :)
After Iguazu Falls, our next point of destination was Mar del Plata. There was no other way for us to go there, but to fly at first to Buenos Aires (where staying over the night) and then to take a bus to Mar del Plata the following day. "Own" hotel, where we stayed for that night, was very nice. I do not remember us to have any any particular impressions about it but I remember that we liked it overall.
Oh, I remember this terrible travel experience! Arriving to the airport much earlier before our flight back to Buenos Aires, we had at least an hour to spent there. It would not be a problem if our flight would not be delayed for more then another hour… Seemed we missed our dinner time in Buenos Aires… And as far as we did not have lunch before we left Iguazu Falls we had to eat at the airport cafe. What could foodies like us order there? This was the best option: the salad and the toasts. Well, it turned to be too boring, too plain and too far behind our expectations and hope. But we ate it anyway. It is better then starving.
Using every extra minute to read, while waiting on a shuttle back to the airport, we were ready to leave Iguazu Falls. We left with a bright memory of this wonderful national park!
These are last photos near the waterfalls. We spent at the Iguazu Falls 2 days and it was enough to discover everything around. We are so glad we did this trip and saw one of the New Seven Wonders!
As I mentioned, we were thinking about taking the "waterfall shower" :) And we did so! We were excited! :)
The tour started in the morning when we, with other tourists, got on a bus that drove us through the Iguazu Park. While enjoying our journey through the jungles, our guide was giving us information about the Iguqzu. After a while, we arrived to the point of destination, from where we took a path to the boat platform. Once we put on our safety jackets, we were ready to leave the platform.