The city and its surroundings offer numerous activities to choose from. Bicycle and horseback riding, rock climbing, trekking, mountain bikiking, abseiling, camps in the sierras, sea cruises and air excursions cannot be missed out.
Mar del Plata is ideal to experience activities which skyrocket adrenaline levels: paragliding, scuba diving, shark diving and skydiving. Agencies specialized in adventure tourism offer numerous options: trekking, horseback riding, climbing, rappelling and expeditions on 4x4 vehicles.
Surfers consider surfing not just a sport but a lifestyle. Mar del Plata, also known as the National Surf Capital, is the perfect place to practise this sport. The city offers all kinds of surfing services: surf board hire, wet suit hire and surf and bodyboard tuition.
Two zoos and a marine theme park are important attractions, along with the outdoor fairs and market places which can be visited to appreciate the creativity of Mar del Plata craftsmen.
Gaming action at the casinos and bingo halls represents an interesting possibility of trying luck.