Attractions

  • Sailing and Whale Watching

    Address:
    Puerto Madryn, Chubut Province, Argentina .

    Have a unique experience: to observe the Southern Right whales in their natural habitat. The Southern Right Whale is a mammal belonging to the order of cetaceans, a group that includes whales, dolphins and porpoises. Its body is curved, black or dark gray in color, with irregular white spots on the ventral surface.

    The excursions depart from Puerto Madryn, at 100km they will arrive at Puerto Pirámides where boarding is made. During the experience you are accompanied by whaling guides and photographers.

  • Penguin Reserves

    Address:
    Punta Tombo, Chubut Province, Argentina .

    Punta Tombo

    Is a wildlife reserve on the Atlantic coast of the province of Chubut and one of the main and most numerous continental breeding colonies of the Magellanic penguin. It is a narrow and stony strip of beaches that penetrates the sea for about 3.5 km.

    Punta Tombo is located 170 km from Puerto Madryn.

  • Sea Lions Observation

    Address:
    Reserva Loberia de Punta Loma, Puerto Madryn, Chubut Province, Argentina .

    Punta Loma Wolfhouse

    The Punta Loma wolfhouse is a continental winter rookery for fur sea lions. Colonies of adults and juveniles can be observed from cliffs prepared as balconies / viewpoints. In addition, you can see the nests and flights of the black cormorants that visit the area daily.

    La Lobería de Punta Loma is located 17 km from Puerto Madryn. It is recommended to visit it during low tide.

  • Gaiman Village and Welsh Culture

    Address:
    Gaiman, Chubut Province, Argentina .

    The town of Gaiman was the first Welsh colony to be formed in Argentina. It is a town with very picturesque architecture that upholds Welsh traditions. It offers different options to taste a Tea Service with typical Welsh regional pastries. You can visit the museum where you will learn much more about the local history.

    The town of Gaimán is located 80 km from Puerto Madryn.

  • Whale Watching from El Doradillo Beach

    Address:
    Playa El Doradillo, Puerto Madryn, Chubut, Argentina .

    15 km from Puerto Madryn you will find the El Doradillo Protected Natural Area, created in 2001, it is a coastal area in the north of the city of Puerto Madryn that extends from Punta Arco to Cerro Prismático. The nature reserve is a 25-kilometer-long and 3-kilometer wide strip on the Nuevo Gulf coast that protects the coastal Patagonian ecosystem where different species of animals inhabit such as guanacos, rheas, foxes, maras and seabirds.

    In the months of June and July, adult specimens can be observed, then in August and September and until the beginning of October, newborn calves are observed. It is recommended to visit it during high tide.

  • The Orcas of Península Valdés

    Address:
    Península Valdés, Chubut Province, Argentina .

    The Punta Norte tourist nature reserve is located in the San Matías Gulf, northeast of the Valdés Peninsula. Here is the only continental roost for elephant seals. The reserve is one of the sites where the intentional stranding of killer whales occurs to feed on sea lion pups.

    Although it is possible to spot Orcas in the Valdés Peninsula from the winter between the months of February to May, the possibility of seeing Orcas in the Lobería de Punta Norte increases considerably, this is because the sea lion pups have already been born.

    The orcas of Península Valdés have developed a unique hunting technique known as “intentional stranding,” whereby the killer whales intentionally strand on the beach to capture baby sea lions and, eventually, elephant seals, their favorite prey. The high tide is the one that marks the probable time of attack of the killer whales.