Time slows down in San Clemente del Tuyo, a laid-back beach town in Buenos Aires. Long stretches of white-sand beach and forested landscapes appeal to nature lovers, while the largest oceanarium in South America attracts wildlife enthusiasts.
Things to do in San Clemente del Tuyú
Witness fascinating marine life at Munro Marino, which boasts 20 pools with more than 50 sea mammals and 80 bird species. See giant crabs, feed sea lions and walk with emperor penguins. Meet the star of the show, Ksharmenk, Munro Marino’s resident orca who can communicate and play games with his trainers.
Relax on the shores of Punta Rasa, an untouched beach where the La Plata River meets the Atlantic Ocean. Sprawling along the southern tip of Samborombón Bay, Punta Rasa is ideal for swimming, fishing or windsurfing.
Satisfy your inner adventurer with a hike through the 3,000-hectare Campos del Tuyú National Park. The park’s coastal grasses and woodlands provide an ideal habitat for bird watching and spotting the region’s protected pampas deer.
Soak in the mineral-rich waters of Therma Marinas Park, set amidst lush greenery overlooking Samborombón Bay. You can ride water slides, relax in the wave pool or join an aqua aerobics class. Afterwards, drive a mini-jeep through the forest and take in panoramic views from the top of Antonio Lighthouse.
Getting around San Clemente del Tuyú
San Clemente del Tuyu is a 3.5-hour drive or four-hour bus ride from Buenos Aires and Ministro Pistarini Airport. Alternatively, fly into Astor Piazzolla Airport in Mar del Plata and drive two hours along the coastline. Walking and cycling are the most convenient ways to get around.