Introduction to Necochea
Necochea is the furthest major beach resort from Buenos Aires and although as popular as the others during the summer, it has enough beach that you will be able to find a spot for your towel. The nightlife here is good, and caters to a younger crowd. Surfing is also possible.
If you are planning on seeing off the racers at Dakar 2012, this might be an option as a place to stay. Its an hour an a half drive to Mar Del Plata, but it is very probable that the rally will pass through, or at least nearby, Necochea.
Where to stay in Necochea
Hotels in Necochea
If you plan on visiting Necochea, or any other beach on the Atlantic coast of Argentina, between mid December and mid February, you will need a reservation. If you are thinking of using the town as a base for seeing the Dakar rally 2012, you will need to make reservations as soon as possible. If you wait too long your only option will be camping, and even that may be hard to come by.
To check availability and prices of hotels in Necochea on Booking.com, Click here.
If it appears that all hotel rooms are booked, there is an Argentine company that sometimes has listings in Necochea not available on the major travel websites. And prices tend to be a bit cheaper as well. It is a good option if you or somebody you know has an intermediate level of Spanish. And even better yet, prices on this website tend to be lower than hotel booking websites. The name of the site is Despegar (which means ‘take off’) . Check it out here: Hotels in Argentina
How to get to Necochea
Necochea does have an airport (NEC) but it is unclear if anybody actually uses it. The state run airline, LADE no longer arrives at NEC, but SOL might.
The bus terminal in Necochea is located on Ruta 58 on the corner of Calle 47 & Ave, 45. Services to Mar Del Plata(2hrs) several times daily, Buenos Aires (7hrs) and Bahia Blanca. The following companies offer bus service to Necochea:
El Rápido Argentino
Expreso Río Paraná