Necochea is a city in eastern Argentina and capital of the same name Necochea Partido. It is located in the south of the province of Buenos Aires on the Atlantic coast and is both port city and a major seaside resort. Its population is 89 096 (2001, INDEC ).


The town lies at the mouth of the Río Grande Quequén into the Atlantic. The surrounding area is part of the Pampa level and is used for agriculture. Necochea has a temperate and relatively windy climate, with warm summers and mild winters and rainfall throughout the year.

The town consists of two parts: the Necochea west of the Río Grande Quequén, and the former independent Quequén east of the river, which was now incorporated into the city.


The origin of the city is located in a small fishing harbor, which was built in 1870. The town itself was founded in 1881 by Angel Murga. Right from the beginning was trying to build an export port on the Rio Grande Quequén. This project was in 1911 crowned with success, since only this year a railway link to the port of Quequén was built. In the 1930s, the spa center was built west of the city, which developed in the following decades to become the second most important tourist center in Mar del Plata. In the 1970s, the spa center was fundamentally renewed, there were, among others, a casino, a beach promenade and several high-rise built.

Worth seeing

The city has no significant architectural monuments. The biggest attraction is the Parque Miguel Lillo, a pine forest west of the bathing center of the village, which has been widely applied to nature. From the very nature of the beach of Las Grutas bathing center is next to the beach near the bathing center and the beaches of Quequén that adorns a huge ship wreck, five kilometers west attractive.


Necocheas economy is dominated by the service sector. The industry plays in spite of the two industrial parks only a minor role, are important port and tourism, which is the main source of income of the city since the 1970s. About 700,000 tourists visit the city each season.