Where is Villa Gesell in Buenos Aires, Argentina?
Villa Gesell is a seaside city in Villa Gesell Partido, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. It was founded in 1931, afforestating a dune field. The growth of the city allowed it to annex the nearby cities of Mar de las Pampas, Las Gaviotas and Mar Azul.
What’s the difference between Pinamar and Villa Gesell?
Pinamar aims for wealthy Argentine tourists, while Villa Gesell aims for those in the middle class. The city is served by Aeropuerto de Villa Gesell . Villa Gesell is built parallel to the coastline, along a main avenue.
Where did Carlos Gesell want to build his city?
Carlos Gesell bought wood at Tigre for his business, and wanted to plant pines somewhere near Mar del Plata to reduce costs. Gesell was not planning to build a city at that point.
Why is Villa Gesell a popular tourist destination?
Villa Gesell has been a popular tourist destination since the 1940s. In recent years Villa Gesell was known as a tourist destination for teenagers, but the current administrations seek to change this and aim instead for mature tourists. The “Gesell Rock”, an annual rock festival, is not celebrated anymore, replaced by family-oriented musical shows.