This is a sports-themed café, focused mainly on motor racing. Located in an adjoining building of the J. M. Fangio Motor Racing Museum, it invites you to appreciate its collection of 50 historic racing cars.
Its varied menu offers the highest quality, with informal options that range from salads and gourmet sandwiches, to sophisticated dishes and bakery.
Fangio Sport Café has become the most traditional meeting place in Balcarce.
Calle 17 n.° 576, Balcarce.
Open every day, from 8 a.m. to 1.30 a.m.
Located in the fourth floor of the adjoining building of the J. M. Fangio Motor Racing Museum, it boasts a signature cuisine with an emphasis on high quality ingredients.
With fish as its specialty, it has won the hearts of the most demanding foodies, refreshing the local dining offer. An interesting wine and bubbly list, paired with outstanding service, rounds out the unique dining experience at Fangio Club Restaurant.
Calle 17 n.° 576, Balcarce.
The Juan Manuel Fangio Motor Racing Museum is dedicated to the world-famous Argentinean motor-sport driver. It is located in the heart of the city of Balcarce, in the province of Buenos Aires (Argentina), a few blocks away from the house where five-time Formula 1 champion Juan Manuel Fangio was born on June 24, 1911.
This museum offers a great exhibit, with 27 cars and all the trophies of the Formula 1 world champion. These include a reconstruction of the Ford A (1929) with which Fangio made his debut; the original “Negrita”, which took his career to Europe; the Chevrolet 39, with which he ran the Buenos Aires-Caracas Grand Prix; as well as cars belonging to racing friends, such as those of Oscar and Juan Gálvez, the Ford V8 of Finochietti, Eduardo Casa’s vehicle and the Baufer belonging to the Emiliozzi brothers.
The museum is made up of the ground floor and eight mezzanines, with displays of different cars driven by Fangio, aka “The Master”, as well as trophies, pictures and other interesting objects. One of the most popular mezzanines is Number 4, with an exhibit of the Turismo Carretera South American saga that was the Grand Prix of South America (Buenos Aires-Caracas).
On display, you can find the original red Chevrolet 1939 coupé, with Juan Manuel Fangio’s No. 1, the one that rolled over in Huanchaco, north of Lima (Peru), taking co-driver Daniel Urrutia’s life.
The museum offers a guided tour with information about the driver’s personal story with Turismo Carretera. In 1986, Juan Manuel Bordeu and Juan Manuel Fangio helped create the Juan Manuel Fangio Motor Racing Museum Foundation with the aim of promoting the activities carried out in the Juan Manuel Fangio Motor Racing Museum and Cultural Technological Center. This foundation manages and maintains the museum, and organizes sporting and cultural events in the city where it is located.
Corner of Calle 17 & Calle 18, Balcarce, Buenos Aires
Laguna Brava is a water mirror spanning 420 hectares. It ranges between 13 and 20 feet in depth and is rich in vegetation and wildlife.
Villa Laguna La Brava, at the northern border of the lagoon, is the ideal place for visitors who want to enjoy a pleasant day outdoors, surrounded by water and mountains. The numerous complexes located on the edge of the lagoon also offer different activities for visitors, including kayaking, windsurfing, trekking, mountain biking and horseback riding.
The sunsets over the lagoon with the La Brava mountain as the backdrop are not to be missed—and the same can be said for the various options of delicious home-cooked food the village has to offer.
The peaceful Balcarce mountains are the perfect setting for getting in touch with nature and letting your senses take over.
Paragliders undertake a 25-minute hike from the base—which is the landing spot and also the place from which the takeoff area is visible—up to the top of their chosen mountain for takeoff. Once at the top, the guide ensures that the weather conditions are ideal and briefly explains the characteristics of the flight. This activity is ideal for those passionate about nature, sports and adrenaline.
La Barrosa is one of many mountains visible from the city of Balcarce. Not satisfied with just admiring it from a distance, the more daring travelers choose to discover and enjoy it by bicycle or on foot. Those who do so are able to experience nature up close and, with a little effort, can enjoy truly spectacular panoramic views that cannot be seen from anywhere else.
The city of Mar del Plata is the main resort in Argentina, located by the Atlantic Ocean, just 250 miles from the city of Buenos Aires.
Along the 30-mile coast, you can find a combination of magnificent beaches, large bays, woods and imposing cliffs. Hills, rolling fields, groves, ponds, creeks, country houses and quarries make up a stunning rural landscape.
The average temperature oscillates between 54 ºF and 58 ºF in the winter and 74 °F and 80 °F in the summer.
The permanent population is 650,000 inhabitants and the annual number of tourists exceeds 8,000,000 people.