We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Mar del Plata, Argentina
Phone Number:
2235355079
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 2,295 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 8
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
A family day visiting Mar del Plata's port

A quiet walked with family around this traditional Mar del Plata's zone. You can eat some fish and seafood while you see the traditional yellow ships and sea lions... There are a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gaston G
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

2,295 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 35: English reviews
Level Contributor
23 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A quiet walked with family around this traditional Mar del Plata's zone. You can eat some fish and seafood while you see the traditional yellow ships and sea lions... There are a lot of line buses which goes to the Port and from the Port to the City Center...

Helpful?
Thank Gaston G
Italy
Level Contributor
46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The harbor is as it looks in the pictures, orange ships coming back from the fishing expedition plus a nice central road with nice stores. And you can eat fantastic food in very informal places by the harbor! worth an half day trip (2 hours without lunch)

Helpful?
Thank annapavia
Secaucus, New Jersey
Level Contributor
84 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

The end of the port area is where the sea wolves hang out on the cement and are joined by the local dogs. It is also the dock for fishing boats. On boat cam in with a good load of fish and a 1.5 meter shark. The former were still alive and on their way to the market. There ar... More 

Helpful?
Thank Annex43
Level Contributor
32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

if you like to see old fishing boats.. and lion seals laying taking the sun or waiting for a meal from visitors.... you got the right place...

Helpful?
Thank daniel p
Level Contributor
15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

This wasn't worth the cab ride from downtown Mar del Plata. The boats and sea lions are what you would expect, smell and all. It's a working port so expect for a few run down souvenir stands, it's not really set up for tourists. You can get fresh seafood. There is a decent beach, but you have to walk through... More 

Helpful?
Thank Erik M
Level Contributor
5 reviews
Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

We were there with nice to see the "lobos marinos" and the fishing ships is a nice picture. There is not a lot to do there but half an hour tour is nice.

Helpful?
Thank פבלו ה
Winnipeg, Canada
Level Contributor
33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2016

Very nice place to visit and watch the local fishermen bring in their daily catch. However, the smell was very very strong and it was difficult to stay for any length of time. Even from the main road the smell was too strong to stay for any length of time.

Helpful?
Thank Giuseppi C
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Level Contributor
121 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2016

Nice for a visit in a cloudy day and also if you stay in Mar del Plata in a place with kitchen, so you can buy seafood.

Helpful?
1 Thank danieldotcom
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
194 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2016

It was nice, longtime ago, to visit the port, see the boats unloading the catch. Now they only have an are with not quite good restaurants, with street vendors pushing you.

Helpful?
Thank Eduardo P
Rome, Italy
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2016

There is a nice walkaway if you want to walk or run without actually being on the beach, but it is nothing to really write home about as there is nothing really caractheristic. However if you are searching for nightlife there are lots of nice places to have a drink, but you'll have to wait for 3 am in order... More 

Helpful?
Thank ArielsM

Travellers who viewed Puerto de Mar del Plata also viewed

Mar del Plata, Province of Buenos Aires
Mar del Plata, Province of Buenos Aires
 
Mar del Plata, Province of Buenos Aires
Mar del Plata, Province of Buenos Aires
 

Been to Puerto de Mar del Plata? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Puerto de Mar del Plata staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?