Early rise for Team Lipstick as the sun wants to rise over the Atlantic Ocean on the shores of Puerto Madryn

Mar del Plata is an Argentine city in the southeast part of Buenos Aires Province located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean..

Mar del Plata is the second largest city in Buenos Aires Province. The name “Mar del Plata” has the meaning of “sea of the Silver region” or “adjoining sea to the (River) Silver region.

Mar del Plata is one of the major fishing ports and the biggest seaside beach resort in Argentina. With a population of 614,350 as per the 2010 census [INDEC], it is the 7th largest city in Argentina.



The boys were happy to start the Drive on a double lane “Autopista” which allowed for descend speeds whilst enjoying the green farms on either side of the road.
A Lot of cattle farming can be seen where the famous Argentinian steaks are growing up to be exported all over the world and the Argentinias themselves are known as big meat consumers.

The average intake of beef is around 70kg per person per year, though in the past Argentines ate even more. Most of this consuming takes place at the family asado, often held on Sunday in the backyards of houses all over the country (if you are lucky enough to be invited to one, make sure you attend). Here the art of grilling beef has been perfected. This usually involves cooking with coals and using only salt to prepare the meat


Here the art of grilling beef has been perfected


File Picture of Mar del Plate


Throughout the trip the boys were trying to avoid big cities but today they made an exception and drove through beautiful country sides to this famous sea side resort where most Argentinians spend their summer holidays.

Fortunately they found a hotel with outside parking as most establishments have underground garages which are too low to accommodate Lipstick with its spare petrol canisters on top of the roof rack.


The boys tasted great steaks in one of the many restaurants that evening with some of Argentinians best Malbec Wines
Day 44 – 28th February – Puerto Madryn to Mar del Plata