Mar del Plata, Argentina: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Mar del Plata, Argentina? If you're planning to go to Mar del Plata, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Mar del Plata, Argentina

Based on the climate and weather in Mar del Plata, the best time to go is February. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Mar del Plata, Argentina by month

January

If you are traveling to Mar del Plata in January, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Light footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

February

February is warm. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses

March

If you go to Mar del Plata in March, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts or short pants
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain coat

April

If you go to Mar del Plata in April, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Umbrella
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof footwear

May

May in Mar del Plata is chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat

June

June in Mar del Plata is relatively cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Jacket or coat

July

July for Mar del Plata is crisp. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Jacket or coat
  • Fleeces
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Umbrella

August

August in Mar del Plata is relatively cool. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Fleeces
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Jacket or coat
  • Socks
  • Waterproof footwear

September

If you vacation in Mar del Plata during September, you are likely to find that it is cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Umbrella
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage

October

October in Mar del Plata is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) to 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Rain coat
  • Long skirts

November

November for Mar del Plata is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Umbrella
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

December

If you visit Mar del Plata during December, you are likely to find that it is a perfect temperature. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Mar del Plata, Argentina

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Mar del Plata, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types I
  • A SIM card that works in Mar del Plata
  • Appropriate museum wear

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