Punta Tombo National Reserve, Dos Pozos

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. Plan trip to Trelew with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • A unique experience to see the penguins in their natural habitat nearly. A beautiful as in the entire landscape. Recommended.
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  • The park ar punta Tombo is awesome. A small museum and a very well prepared trail passing lots of penquins, sea birds and guanacos. Bathroom facilities are good, the lunchroom limited. One hour north ...  more »
  • A somewhat barren landscape the sea below wind and drizzle a pedestrian path to cross and approach of many penguins here reproduce a friendly approach to these animals in fact harmless and touching!
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  • Fantastic site to see the penguins of magallanes. Has good structure, with a visitor centre, restaurant and bathroom information. The trail which accesses the area where the Penguins are is demarcated is easy. Watch Sun, take time.
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  • Beautiful place! Well maintained and run by the Park Rangers and biologists. Excursion to be in contact with the penguins.
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  • Ride of a lifetime. Respect the animals, this place is their home and not ours.
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  • Beautiful place for those who want a bit of tranquility and enjoy the beautiful penguins
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  • It is an unforgettable experience. You can walk alongside the penguins see their nests, their chicks. If you love nature... is something that can not miss.!
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