Things to do in Puerto Madryn

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Things to Do in Puerto Madryn

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  • Ester S.
    2 contributions
    If you love nature, sea and marine animals, you will enjoy this incredible experience. In 1999 Peninsula Valdés was named a World Heritage Site, the reason: it is one of the most important natural reserves of marine mammals, some of them in danger of extinction as the frank whale that you can see there between the months of June and December. It is fascinating to watch its from a boat from where you will be able to see its great jumps on the horizon and how when its approache to the vessel its movements slow down so as not to collide with it. Then you will be able to feel the power, delicacy and intelligence of this huge mammal.
    In addition, you can see other incredible animals such as penguins, elephant seals and great variety of birds.
    At this moment, you can only think that it is our responsibility to conserve this richness.
    Written 23 April 2022
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  • Valentina Gioiosa
    1 contribution
    Puerto Madryn is a really special place for me. It is a beautiful city where you can go in summer or in winter and you’ll have interesting things to do. In summer you can enjoy the beach and go to see the penguins, the killer whales or the dolphins and in winter you can go to see the whales. My favourite season to go is in winter i love to go to “El Doradillo” beach and just sit there watching the sea and the whales. And also there is a coffee shop called "Quemehuencho" they do the best churros in the world, if anyone goes to Puerto Madryn they should try them, you won't regret!
    Written 7 June 2020
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  • browncondo2102
    Kitchener, Canada1,363 contributions
    It is about a half hour from the ship. Great place to view seal lions in the wild. Very steep cliffs where you can view them below.
    Peninsula Valdes has been listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
    Written 25 January 2020
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  • C H
    Buenos Aires, Argentina246 contributions
    Not quite what I was expecting. You get to walk among the bushes where the penguins are nesting, Some had their eggs, some were fighting, some just sitting or walking.
    The guide was excellent and people were super respectful.
    Great lamb for lunch back at the estancia.
    Really worth the drive - book ahead to make sure of getting on a tour as they are limited each day
    Written 8 May 2022
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  • VAPilot
    Vienna, VA424 contributions
    This museum of sorts showcases the whales and other marine life found in the Valdes peninsula and further south in Antarctic waters. There's a great view of the bay to be had if you climb up to the 2nd floor. Also interesting is the small open tank with anemones, fish and other marine life. The gift shop has some unique local items at great prices.
    Written 20 November 2019
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  • baril0chense
    San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina6 contributions
    This is a great place to sit-down on the pebble beach and watch whales swim back and forth for hours!
    Written 23 May 2021
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  • Mandy Coombs
    North Petherton, UK437 contributions
    Excellent museum within walking distance of the port. Beautifu historic building, with excellent sea displays. the building is just beautiful, with narrow doorways, a fantastic staircase, and lovely floors. The man in the booth was very welcoming and we had to write where we were from in the visitors book, but the visit was free. Well worth the short walk from the port if you visit Puerto Madryn
    Written 5 April 2020
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  • C H
    Buenos Aires, Argentina246 contributions
    We enjoyed tea at one of the tea houses and then a wander around town, through the train tunnel and up to the viewpoint above the town.
    It was very quiet around town, but hopefully things will pick up for them very soon.
    Very enjoyable walk and very filling tea
    Written 17 October 2021
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  • Golfzilla
    Tarpon Springs, FL113 contributions
    A small but well appointed instructional center that includes the skeleton of a young right whale. There are guides to help in your visit plans and a tower from where the isthmus can be observed in its entire width.
    Written 24 October 2019
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  • Loree P
    Gloucester, VA16 contributions
    It took us awhile to find it, but it was worth every footstep to get there! An amazing place full of fantastic specimens of local crystals - a surprising amount!! Father and son were so hospitable and knowledgeable! A place I hope to return to when travel is an option again!
    Written 2 May 2020
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  • Duquesadiner
    Glasgow, UK1,403 contributions
    We came across this statue when we did a long walk along the coast from where our cruise ship had docked. There are a number of monuments and statues along the way, this is probably the most impressive. I think it pictures one of the local Patagonians and he certainly is an imposing figure. We learnt that the locals aided a number of settlers from Wales, sheep farmers I think, who left Great Britain to make new lives for themselves here. This statue makes a good photograph and is one of the highlights on our walking tour.
    Written 15 April 2020
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  • tripeagle
    Kent, UK228 contributions
    We arrived by cruise ship which docked at the end of the pier. We could not afford the expensive wildlife excursions so got the shuttle to the end to go walkabout in the town. The beach stretches south for probably a mile or so and is a nice stroll in the sun. It was very clean and flat.
    The big bonus was when we decided to walk back up the pier to the ship. There were to our surprise a number of penguins swimming around yards from the walkway, and later back on the ship several sea lions in attendance. As one American couple next to us opined, “we have seen for free what the other cruisers paid 1000 dollars to see with a five hour return coach journey!”
    I am not sure whether this happens all the time but it certainly made our day!
    Written 10 March 2019
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  • biobakker
    Wilrijk, Belgium24 contributions
    Here you will see how the first immigrants from Wales entered Puerto Madryn. You'll see the boarding list off passengers, discover how many of them died.
    Man,woman, children....all their dreams off a better life, free at last! Look in the water well and be glad to live now!
    Written 19 August 2015
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  • Cristina D
    Province of Santa Cruz, Argentina27 contributions
    A good place where to start diving as the beach is quite extense. Otherwise, it is a good place to relax watching the sea, away from the crowds who look for soft sand under their feet. The ground is not sandy but pebbled so you need to wear foot-gear to walk there, but the emptiness is very relaxing and you can spend a few hours having a snack or doing nothing at all!
    Written 5 January 2018
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  • PBPG
    Yorkshire, UK3,502 contributions
    We didn't see much of the town, the the docks were quite a sight. Ships is all sorts fo condition. Makes you wonder what the plan is.
    Written 6 April 2017
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