Villa Gesell Travel Guide

  • Flor & Me - Mar de las Pampas
    Flor & Me - Mar de las Pampas
    by Constanza
  • Cristian & Sebastian
    Cristian & Sebastian
    by Constanza
  • Having Breakfast
    Having Breakfast
    by Constanza

Villa Gesell Things to Do

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    by Constanza Written Apr 10, 2003

    Something that you can´t miss visiting Mar de las Pampas, is a walk thru the Woods.

    This amazing place combines woods and beach all together. Creating a unique atmosphere...Mystic and, of course, so romantic!!

    Flor & Cristian

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Villa Gesell Hotels

  • Hosteria Tequendama

    Paseo 109 y Avenida 1, Villa Gesell, Argentina

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Days Inn Villa Gesell

    Avda Costanera 736 Villa Gesel Villa Gesell 00000

    Good for: Business

  • Hotel Venezia

    Av 1 entre 107 y 108, Villa Gesell, Argentina

    Good for: Couples

  • Hotel Sahara Villa Gesell

    Paseo 112 e/Av 1 y Av 3, 150 mts del mar, 4 cuadras peatonal, Villa Gesell, 7165, Argentina

    Good for: Couples

  • San Remo Palace Hotel

    Alameda 203 No 22, Villa Gesell, 7165, Argentina

    Good for: Business

  • Bahia Hotel

    Avenida 1 #855, btwn paseos 108 & 109, Villa Gesell, Argentina

    Good for: Couples

  • Hotel Maracas

    Av. 1 e/ Av. Buenos Aires y Paseo 103, Villa Gesell, Argentina

    Good for: Couples

Villa Gesell Restaurants

  • by Wade123 Written Jan 13, 2005

    This parrilla (lots of grilled meat) is located right on the main drag (Av 3). When we were there at 1:00PM, it was very crowded with Argentinian families. There was both indoor and outdoor seating. They had a full menu, so if eating a cow isn't your thing, there are plenty of other choices.
    We were always amazed at how much food the Argentinians seem to eat and those at this restaurant were no exception. Pasta, steaks, sausages seemed to fly off the plates. We were assured several times that when at home, they do not eat as much and it's not all beef. We were also told that Argentinians have a hideously high rate of colon cancer. Wonder what their cholesterol levels is............
    Anyway, I had a big plate of 'asado' and the wife had a large salad. I had a large beer (Isenbeck) which was very good. She had bottled water. As usual, we had a dish of bread which we had long since learned to ignore, as we could seldom finish our meals.
    Cost was 23.5P/$8USD plus tip for two. The food was pretty good as was the service. We would definitly return.

    Favorite Dish: If a large crowd of patrons means anything, this place has lots of good food. I saw a wide variety of meats/pastas disappearing all around me.
    As usual, heart attack be damned, I went for the tira de asado.

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Villa Gesell Transportation

  • by Wade123 Updated Jan 13, 2005

    We took a bus (El Rapido) from Mar del Plata to Villa Gesell. The bus was comfortable. There aren't that many bus companies going to VG from Mar del Plata, so you can't be too picky. The cost was 7.6P or about $2.50USD.
    While at the bus station in Villa Gesell, it's a good idea to get your ongoing ticket to wherever you want to go. The station is at the south end of town and likely to be quite aways from your hotel (since the town is very long, stretching along the coast). I did not notice a place in town to buy tickets, although I don't doubt that it can be done.
    The ticket to Buenos Aires was 30P/$10USD. The trip took 6-7 hours on a very comfortable El Rapido bus. We picked up two sandwiches at the station for 6P/$2USD.
    They were way too big (as usual) but our poor Spanish was translated from "One please" to "OK. Here are your two sandwiches". Since they were made from 'scratch', we took them with a smile.
    Our hotel called a 'remis" to take us to the station. Cost 6P/$2USD. When we arrived at the station from MDP, there was only one taxi there. We were charged more than the remis, so you might try a bit of negotiation. I hear that there are buses going into town, but unless you know where your hotel is located you might be at a disadvantage.

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    • Business Travel

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Villa Gesell Shopping

  • by Wade123 Updated Jan 13, 2005

    All over Argentina, we saw Habana chocolate stores. They are in bus stations, airports, towns, cities and shopping malls. We saw a couple Villa Gesell.
    Acting on a tip from another tourist, we dutifully treked through several stores and ate some of their offerings. It was OK.
    In Villa, across Av 3 from a Habana store, was another chocolate shop called Amalfi. We found that we liked the chocolate better there. We were looking for something a bit special as a gift for a chocoholic brother in law. Amalfi had its share of junk, but it also had some of the better stuff as well.
    This isn't a scientific finding. We just walked through both stores and couldn't find anything that we wanted to buy at Habana.
    Another thought. Everywhere we went in Argentina, we saw a cookie type thing called 'alfajore'. Its very popular. Practically a national cookie. Anyway, we found it to be rather unlikeable. You be the judge.
    Yet another '"another thought". In Argentina, something called 'azucar de leche'. It's carmelized milk and very sweet. It's found everywhere; in restaurants, in stores, in cans, on cookies, in cookies, bakeries, on icecream, in icecream, in alfajores.....Maybe that's why we didn't like the alfajore!

    What to buy: There are many little tourist type shops. Lots of things to buy and take home to help you remember the trip. We bought two bracelets. One was made of a metal called 'alpaca'. Its like silver, but its not. Be careful if a street vendor offers you something made of "silver". We found alpaca all over Argentina.
    The other bracelet was made of very thinly sliced leather and then braided. The two items cost 22P/$7.50USD.

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