Totally pumping in summer and near dead in winter, Necochea’s beach-town feel is undisturbed by the highrises that keep springing up. With nearly 70km of beachfront, it’s fairly certain that you’ll be able to find a spot to lay your towel. Windy Necochea also has the best waves on the coast, attracting surfers throughout the year. The foresty Parque Municipal Miguel Lillo is a great bonus here, as are the walking and horseback riding opportunities out to the west of town. Another plus is that Necochea offers some of the best-value lodging on the coast.
Most of Necochea’s services, such as the post office, banks and bus terminal, are inland about 3km from the beach.