The main activity in Pinamar is relaxing and socializing on the beach, which stretches all the way from north of the town down to Cariló. But the area also offers a wealth of outdoor activities, from windsurfing and waterskiing to horseback riding and fishing. You can also ride bicycles in the wooded areas near the golf course, or through the leafy streets of nearby Cariló.
For bike rentals, try Leo, on the main street near the tourist office. If you want to learn how to kiteboard, go to Sport Beach, the last balneario (river beach) located about 5km north of Av Bunge. There are many more options for activities – ask at the tourist office.
Reservations are a must in January, when some places have a one-week minimum stay. Best options for the budget-minded are near the southern beaches of Ostende and Valeria, though you'll also find some cheaper hotels and hospedajes (family homes) along Calle del Cangrejo, north of the tourist office. There are steep discounts across the board during the off-season.
Countless restaurants and food stands line the beachfront and Av Bunge; wander onto the side streets to find better deals (and fewer crowds).
Drinking & Nightlife
Av Bunge offers for what passes as nightlife in sleepy Pinamar.
Festivals & Events
Pinamar’s film festival, Pantalla Pinamar, takes place in March, and there are concerts and parties on the beach around New Year.