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Getting to Mar de Ajo
–By bus from Buenos Aires:
Mar de Ajó is a five hour bus ride from Buenos Aires and several major bus companies have multiple trips per day.
–By Car from Buenos Aires:
Take 9 de Julio south until reaching the Buenos Aires-La Plata Freeway. At kilometer 37, take the exit to the right until you reach the Gutiérrez roundabout, where you will take Route 2 until you reach Route 63. When you reach the end of Route 63, at Esquina de Crotto, turn right onto Route 11 which will take you to the coastal town of San Clemente. From there, head south down the coastal road until reaching Mar de Ajó.
Things to do in Mar de Ajó
Lo de Maria Lucrecia
Camino a Pavón, a 3000 mts. from the Rotonda de Mar de Ajó
Tel: (02257) 420-009
– An educational organic animal farm popular with kids; offering horseback rides and tours.
Museum and Historic Archive of Mar de Ajó
Lebensohn Nº 566
• Hours: vary throughout the year; Wed-Sun: 5:00-7:00 p.m.
– Check out old photos of the town, learn about the ships that ran aground here and see antiques and fossils.
Mar de Ajó Casino
Irigoyen at Espora
Tel: (2257) 420-742
• Roulette, black jack and 80 slot machines
Places to Stay in Mar de Ajo
There are range of hotels in Mar de Ajó with prices starting with a basic one-star hotel such as at Hotel de Pescador, a few blocks from the beach to the four-star, highly rated Gran Hotel Verona. For longer stays, it may make more sense to rent an apart-hotel such as Complejo Dorin.
Mar de Ajó is a family vacation spot so there aren’t many hostels but for hostel-type prices you can try the rather run-down but amusingly named, Los Sauces.
Hospedaje Los Sauces
Tel: (02257) 421-476
Beach camping is a long-held tradition for many Argentine families and there are a total of seven camping grounds in the area.
Nuevo Atlantis, five kilometers south accommodates campers, trailers and RV’s although the prices are a bit steep, depending on the number of people, the season and length of stay. Some of the one-star hotels in town have similar prices.
Nuevo Atlantis Camp Site
F. de las Carreras y Halbach
Tel. (02257) 422145