Tourism in Holy Week: how much will it cost to travel and stay in Mar del Plata, Mendoza and Bariloche

Mar del Plata is one of the most sought after destinations for vacationing during Easter, according to the consultancy firm Focus Market

Looking ahead to the long weekend Holy Weekthe consulting firm Focus Market carried out a survey of the different destinations that Argentines choose to travel from Thursday 14 to Sunday 17 April 2022 and He realized that the most wanted nationally are Mar del Plata, Mendoza and Bariloche.

The study, which was carried out on March 21 and took into consideration a package for two people traveling by bus and staying at a 3-star hotel (with breakfast) for four days and three nights, showed that the cost to vacation in “La Feliz” reaches $52,800, while in the case of Mendoza it reaches $80,000 and Bariloche to 105,400 pesos.

Source: Focus Market
Source: Focus Market

The survey was carried out in the same destinations and hotels, but traveling by plane, where in some cases prices triple for those dates. In the case of Mar del Plata, traveling by plane and staying at a three-star hotel with breakfast included costs $157,500, while traveling to Mendoza costs $160,000 and to San Carlos de Bariloche about 203,000 pesos.

“The long weekend of Holy Week is on its way to surpassing the numbers for 2021, which according to CAME were 1.9 million tourists circulating throughout the country. The Pre-Travel Plan continues to collaborate for record numbers in tourism that will probably exceed the numbers of 2019 when 2.1 million tourists had been transferred for this weekend” indicated Damian DiPaceDirector of the Focus Market Consulting.

In the case of Mar del Plata, traveling by plane and staying in a three-star hotel with breakfast included costs $157,500, while traveling to Mendoza costs $160,000 and to San Carlos de Bariloche about 203,000 pesos.

“According to Fecoba (Federation of Commerce and Industry of the City of Buenos Aires), which surveyed the hotel and gastronomic SME sector, 3 out of 10 businessmen maintain that tourist activity will increase next Easter weekend driven by departures without restrictions in the interannual comparison, the incentive generated by the Previaje plan and the economic differences that exist to leave the country in such a short period of time”, added the specialist.

The Focus Market report indicated that the cost of traveling to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil by plane and staying in a three-star hotel for two people, added to the hiring of travel assistance, amounts to 252,525 pesos.

Source: Focus Market
Source: Focus Market

If you opt for Madrid, in Spain, another of the most consulted destinations- in value amounts to $783,700 while if you choose to vacation in Cancun, Mexico, under the same conditions, the cost reaches 792,133 pesos.

For the long weekend there are also very interesting options in Buenos Aires, less than two hours from the Federal Capital. In this sense, the consultant surveyed the prices of accommodation for four days and three nights, for a typical family of two adults and two children under 12 years of age.

The same showed that if you travel about 120 kilometers you can enjoy Chascomús, where there are two-room apartments with a grill and Wi-Fi service at 26,000 pesos.

He also indicated that about 100 kilometers away is Lobos, where it is possible to stay in a mansion that has a grill, pool and Wi-Fi service, at 76,700 pesos.

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