Sights in Mar Chiquita
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Fed by creeks from the Sierras de Tandil and sheltered by a chain of sand dunes, the lagoon, Albúfera Mar Chiquita alternately drains into the ocean or absorbs seawater, depending on the tides. This creates a unique ecosystem boasting huge biodiversity, and is the only lagoon of its kind in Argentina. The spot is a paradise for birdwatchers, with over 220 species, 86 of which are migratory, including flamingoes. There are also over 55 fish species in the lagoon, making it a popular fishing spot.
Most visitors come here to explore the Reserva Mar Chiquita, a Unesco World Biosphere Reserve. It takes in several types of landscapes and ecosystems, including the lagoon, pampean grasslands and the coastal dunes to the north (Reserva Provincial Dunas del Atlantica Sur). Tours of the area last around four hours and depart from the visitor center at 09:00 every day except Monday.