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Punta Delgada Lighthouse

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Address: on the south west end of Peninsula Valdes, Punta Delgada, Argentina
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Sightseeing & restaurant!

No doubt, from our point of view the best place to see the animals very close on the peninsula. You can get very close to them. The view is great too. However keep in mind the... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2017
Rafi K
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Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

No doubt, from our point of view the best place to see the animals very close on the peninsula. You can get very close to them. The view is great too. However keep in mind the following options: - 1 hour tour for 180 pesos - 1 hour tour for free and you have to visit the restaurant - Free... More 

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Thank Rafi K
Zurich
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363 reviews
152 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016

Punta Delgada is a Lighthouse with a few buildings which were used in the past by the Argentinean Naval Forces. We really liked the spot and especially the opportunity of having guided tours around their property - either going to the sea and sitting down around 15 - 20 meters away from the sealions / sea elephants, having a horse... More 

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85 reviews
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Reviewed 20 January 2016

Great short walk out to the lighthouse with wind whistling and sea birds circling. Walk out among the rocks on the shoreline. Did not go inside lighthouse. Good cafe nearby. Bracing!

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Thank Kevin F
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2014

Nice small lighthouse. Still in use. Has details of the history and building it around it. Views are spectacular towards the sea and inlands.

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Thank Ville K
Bristol, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2014

We were attracted by the romanticism of staying in a hotel with a lighthouse on the end of a peninsular. We were certainly not disappointed. First the accommodation; the rooms we stayed in were in what had been the station school a white washed building near the lighthouse itself. The bedrooms were located around a lounge whose walls are lined... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed 1 December 2013

Peninsula valdes is penguins, whales, birds, but also see elephants. Near Punta Delgada there is at least one large colony, at it is a great visit. Make sure you have the fuel tank full, distances are deceptive on the map. Just drive from Puerto Piramides to Punta Delgada on the dirt road, it is an easy drive when dry, then... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2013

loved the wildlife amd the atmosphere. Bathroom slightly difficult to negotiate and no door between that and the bedroom

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Thank rdewick
Iowa
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Reviewed 19 April 2013

We rented a car in Puerto Madryn and went of to Punta Delgada. First we went to the North and visited the Elephant seals then to Punta Delgada for the Sea Lions. We walked down the steps from the lighthouse to the beach and after walking a couple of yards we were among hundreds of sea lions sunning themselves on... More 

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 30 December 2011

The location, was incredible which is why it is very difficult to reach. Viewing the abundant wild (and tame) animals in their natural habit was delightful. These are animals found in very few parts of the world which makes it even more exciting to see and learn about them. It is helpful if you speak Spanish and even more useful... More 

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Hoersholm, Denmark
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Reviewed 21 December 2011

but don't go here for the lighthouse. The elephant seals are less than 100 meters away. They can be viewed from the platform, but you need assistance from an official guide to go down the steps to get close to them.

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