Punta Tombo National Reserve, Dique Florentino Ameghino
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Wildlife lovers go wild for Punta Tombo National Reserve, a nature reserve sheltering the largest colony of Magellan penguins outside of Antarctica. Penguins come to the area from September to April to nest and look after their young, which are born in November. The rocky strip juts into the Atlantic Ocean, extending for roughly 3 km (1.86 mi). Visitors are free to enter the area and get close to the penguins, but must not touch or bother the creatures in any way. Bird enthusiasts also enjoy sightings of cormorants, oystercatchers, and kelp gulls. Just a couple hours' drive from Puerto Madryn, the park makes a worthwhile day trip. Make Punta Tombo National Reserve a part of your Dique Florentino Ameghino vacation plans using our Dique Florentino Ameghino travel itinerary maker.
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  • Beautiful wildlife preserve, a little out of the way. The Penguins are free to walk and often find them really close to you, because they have become accustomed to the presence of man.
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  • 1 great day that perfectly complements the Valdes peninsula! We see penguins very ready which is a real plus compared to Valdes. Rent a car and do it by itself same and totally doable and easy!
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  • I had serious doubts of whether do the 3 hours by car from Madryn. Luckily we did. The tour includes only a few kilometres by gravel, the rest is paved. The reserve has a Museum (whose price is included in the entrance) and it has a couple of coffee shops but they were closed. Travel reservation is made via a pathway cordoned off by which penguins cross all the time. They have their nests to the vicinity of the road. They are very friendly and funny (them may not touch or feed). Beautiful photos are removed because landscapes are different from the peninsula. We also saw Patagonian maras, partridges, chimangos, guanacos and sheep.
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