Affluent inhabitants of Buenos Aires flock to the coastal town of Pinamar in summer for its lively atmosphere and sandy beaches. The town’s layout is interesting, as it adheres to strict building codes within the manmade pine forest stretching back for miles from the beach. Spot celebrities in the youthful crowds near waterfront bars.
Pinamar Beach is the main attraction for many people leaving the capital for this forested summer refuge. Bring a picnic and visit the beach with your family. Dine at a café or restaurant facing the ocean. Feel the refreshing breeze on your face and go for a dip in the cool water as a relief from the scorching Argentine heat.
The many watersports options include windsurfing, wakeboarding and Jet Skiing. Join a game of beach volleyball or soccer. Dance in the discos and bars that create a lively nighttime atmosphere.
Enjoy a game at the Pinamar Tennis Club Courts, where you can play on a range of surfaces, including clay, grass and even sand. Take advantage of the bar, shop and changing rooms. In the city outskirts, go horseback riding and rent a car to drive past forests and sand dunes.
The nearby town of Carilo is known for its rustic hotels subtly crafted in the dense woods. Rent all-terrain vehicles from a resort and ride them over the dunes of Carilo Beach. Take a hike through Carilo Forest to appreciate nature and listen to the sound of birdcalls.
Continue farther south to reach the fashionable town of Villa Gesell. Walk through the Paseo de los Artesanos, which has market stalls selling locally crafted items that are ideal souvenirs.
Pinamar is on the eastern coast of Argentina, 220 miles (350 kilometers) southeast of the nation’s capital city. This journey should take about 4 hours by car.
The cool ocean breeze of Pinamar and its surrounding beach towns provide the perfect refuge from the city heat.