Córdoba received a large number of tourists on the first long weekend of the year. Photo: Télam
According to data from the Ministry of Tourism, more than 2 million people did internal tourism during the New Year’s weekend. That triples the number of Christmas, where it reached 600,000 tourists. This great movement of people occurs in the midst of an outbreak of coronavirus cases in Buenos Aires and when the Government evaluates new measures to contain it.
Just over a month after the start of the summer season in the country, the La Costa party consolidates as the most chosen place by Argentine tourists. As in the long weekends of December 8 and Christmas, visits to the district for New Years even surpassed those to Mar del Plata, which is traditionally positioned as the favorite destination for vacationers.
According to the Ministry of Tourism of the Nation, they joined the Party of the Coast this weekend 210,000 people, while 131,590 visits were registered to General Pueyrredón, 83,456 to Villa Gesell, 78,154 to Pinamar and 41,884 to Monte Hermoso.
The data comes from the argentina.gob.ar/verano platform and the Cuidar Verano application, where the permit to enter tourist destinations is processed.
“We are very happy that Argentines choose La Costa as their place to rest. We have been working a lot with the Province and the Nation to comply with all the protocols and to be able to have the best possible season, “said the mayor Cristian Cardozo. In that sense, he recalled that the bars were enabled to take the tables to the sidewalk and that attractions such as Mundo Marino, the water parks and the Las Toninas labyrinth will operate under specific sanitary security measures.
The local authority also reported that since the beginning of the pandemic the health system was strengthened and a modular hospital with 30 beds and 30 respirators was built.
Other highly visited destinations during this long weekend were Bariloche, San Martín de los Andes, Villa Carlos Paz, Salta, Villa La Angostura, San Rafael and Gualeguaychú. The most popular provinces were Buenos Aires, Córdoba, Entre Ríos, Neuquén, Río Negro, Mendoza and Salta.
On the incipient summer season, the minister Matias Lammens He said in a document released by his portfolio: “We are optimistic but we must not relax: it is essential that we continue to take care of ourselves and we make this request especially to young people who travel during the season ”.
In order to travel to the Partido de La Costa or any of the country’s summer resorts in 2021, you must enter argentina.gob.ar/verano, where the corresponding certificate is processed to circulate for tourist reasons.