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Roberto
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Post Number: 1543
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Sunday, February 24, 2008 - 9:33 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

If you've been to Mar del Plata and want to add/share your experience, feel free.
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Arial
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Username: Arial

Post Number: 158
Registered: 10-2006


Posted on Sunday, February 24, 2008 - 8:32 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Checking out Mar del Plata while waiting for imigraciones to finish their paperwork and return my travel documents so I can head off to Cafayate!

Mar del Plata is beautiful. I thought I would look at apartments but I am surprised to find that it is almost impossible to get into a restaurant right now. The lines go all the way outside and sometimes down the street.

How much of the year is it like this? Does everything shut down in the off season? If so, how long is the "season?"

Muchas gracias in advance for the info!
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Roberto
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Post Number: 1545
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Sunday, February 24, 2008 - 9:37 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

By mid March is probably over.

Students return to school on March 3rd. If you can stay a little longer you will see the difference. Population increases 5 fold or more during January/February. You are at the #1 travel destination in all Argentina.
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Brad
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Username: Pclove

Post Number: 1
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Wednesday, July 02, 2008 - 8:49 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I've been living in Mar del Plata since March 2008 and it isn't very crowded at all. When the summer months roll around though, it gets **** crazy. The winter population is around 550,000, but when all those crazy freaks from Bs. As. come for the summer, the population can get up to 2.5 million. I'm seriously wondering if I should just go down to Ushuaia for the summers. :-)

In my opinion, the winter here in MDP in terms of weather is just like that of California, where I came from. I do love it here.

Hasta luego.

Check out my Mar del Plata Blog: http://pclove.us/argentina

(Message edited by admin on July 07, 2008)
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Arial
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Username: Arial

Post Number: 234
Registered: 10-2006


Posted on Friday, July 04, 2008 - 9:55 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Thanks for the info, Brad. I am still considering Mar del Plata so appreciated your input.

However, Roberto, would you mind editing out the thinly disguised curse word in Brad's post? Saying that it "gets crazy" there is perfectly adequate and would not offend the sensitivities of this wilfully sheltered woman. I see that your software, that is so particular it will not allow me to use the simplest of words, is not sharp enough to catch them if they travel in disguise. Muchas gracious!
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Michelle Alison
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Username: Michellealison

Post Number: 2
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Monday, July 28, 2008 - 12:34 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hi everybody - just wanted to let you know that we are probably the only British family living in Mar del Plata. We have been here now almost two years and we love it.

If anybody wants any information, please let me know.

Regards

Michelle
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Brad
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Post Number: 2
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Wednesday, July 30, 2008 - 1:08 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

I've heard that there are many foreigners here, but I have yet to meet any. I don't get out much.
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Michelle Alison
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Username: Michellealison

Post Number: 6
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Wednesday, July 30, 2008 - 1:13 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hi Brad, when you say here, do you mean Mar del Plata?
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Michelle Alison
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Username: Michellealison

Post Number: 7
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Wednesday, July 30, 2008 - 7:20 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Back to Brad's question regarding expats in MDP - the answer is very simple - there is no expat community. Most of the expats that live here have integrated into the local community and are probably married to Argentines. I suppose it would be interesting to find out how many foreigners are actually living here.

Regards

Michelle

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