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 Trelew vacation plans using our Trelew travel itinerary maker.
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  • Our base was Puerto Piramides but after hearing from fellow travelers how amazing Punta Tombo was, we decided to see it our last day in the area. We drove from Piramides and spent 1.5 hours there befo...  more »
  • Punta Tombo, in Argentine Patagonia is absolutely amazing, To begin with the land and sea are breath taking. Then there are the Magellan Penguins, everywhere. Thousands of penguins all over the place....  more »
  • This park more than met my expectations for penguin watching. The Magellanic Penguins were wonderful. Everywhere you look - there they are. From babies to adults. We did not know they nest in the grou...  more »