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Side Trips from Buenos Aires Travel Guide


The resort town of Pinamar is a home away from home for wealthy porteƱos who haven't gone to the even snootier Punta del Este in Uruguay. A stay here puts you in the company of film and television stars, models, and politicians.

Top local-brand boutiques compete for space with family-run shops along the otherwise unattractive main street, Avenida Bunge, which is usually packed

with browsing teens during peak season. Pretty redbrick summerhouses with well-kept lawns line the sandy, unpaved streets that make up the rest of the town; many follow curving lines inspired by the shapes of sea animals.

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