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Villa Gesell

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Villa Gesell is a beach city in the Buenos Aires province of Argentina.

Understand[edit]

Once an "Argentinian hippie" resort, now a popular and noisy youth place. Nevertheless, it has kept some charm.

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Get around[edit]

See[edit]

There´s a choral festival in January, which takes place in the Pinar, the pine woods.

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Buy[edit]

Eat[edit]

  • You can eat at Carlitos, the King of the Pancakes (be sure to go to the "Real Carlitos", which is called "El Amanecer de Carlitos y sus hijos"; a legal fight ended with the original Carlitos losing his original name). A great variety of pancakes, from honey and white cheese to salted pancakes, like the rochefort and avocado pancake. And don't forget the dulce de leche pancakes.
  • You also can eat at the Pasteleria Holandesa, a charming old Dutch restaurant lost in the sand streets, where you can take a hearty breakfast which includes fruit alad and a fried egg.

Drink[edit]

Sleep[edit]

  • Residencial Viya, Avenida 5 number 582, (02255) 462757. A very nice and quite cheap place, near the beach and the downtown. The owners are very friendly and kind.

Go next[edit]

  • Mar del Plata "The Miami of Argentina" full of beaches, restaurants, night clubs, and during the summer high season, people.


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