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Puerto Madryn - Chubut - Argentina

The city of Puerto Madryn is located in the province of Chubut in Patagonia Argentina. Whale watching is the main attraction of this city of Argentina's top tourist city of Puerto Madryn find a tourist infrastructure with a very broad range hotels, restaurants, car rental agencies, among other tourism services.

The main attractions of this region are:

  • Puerto Madryn. Gate point to the Península de Valdés (Valdés Peninsula) known as the “Diving National Capital”.
  • Península de Valdés. Natural Reservoir. Patagonian steppe where the autochthonous fauna like Guanacos and Rheas can be seen. The points of interest inside the Valdés Peninsula are:
    • Puerto Pirámides. Located 80 km away from the city of Puerto Madryn. Whales sighting is its main attraction, fulfilled during June and December. Other activities are trekking, mountain bike, diving and kayaks.
    • unta Delgada. The Lighthouse supported by the Army and the sea elephants reservoirs are among its main attractions. Other activities which can be done are four-wheel-car excursions, trekking in the cliffs or astronomical observations.
    • Punta Norte. Protected area with sea elephants and old sea dogs colonies. By the end of the summer and at the beginning of fall killer whales can be seen as well.
    • Isla de los Pájaros (Birds’ Island): It’s an island located in Gulf of San José, 800 meters away from the coast. It’s a reproductive area of about 10 autochthonous species like Magallanes penguin, ducks, herons and seagulls among others. It can observed from the shore of the peninsula by means of a powerful and high definition binocular.
  • Punta Tombo. It’s the biggest continental colony of Magallanes penguins.
  • Gaiman. Welsh colony. Located on the outskirts of Trelew, over 80 km away from Puerto Madryn. It is highly well known thanks to its cakes.

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