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Peninsula Valdes, Province of Chubut

Categories: Bodies of Water, Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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4.4/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web
Mostly barren land speckled with several salt lakes and a coastline inhabited by marine mammals, Peninsula Valdes represents an important wildlife reserve and a World Heritage Site. Look out for the endangered southern right whales that mate in the gulf between the peninsula and the mainland from May to December. The island also supports sea lions, elephant seals, Magellanic penguins, Antarctic pigeons, and indigenous species like the rhea and the guanaco. Sheep ranches occupy most of the peninsula's inland. The only town within the peninsula--nestled in a bay surrounded by cliffs--offers lodgings, restaurants, some shops, and an information center featuring a full right whale skeleton and an observation tower. An old lighthouse at the tip of the peninsula has been turned into a hotel. To visit Peninsula Valdes and other attractions in Puerto Piramides, use our Puerto Piramides itinerary builder.
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  • When they decide to visit the Valdes Peninsula, consider staying a night or two in Puerto Pirámides and from there discover different destinations within the peninsula. They are 350 km. aprox. in total, the majority by gravel roads by which takes time. We could not know the Punta Norte because it had rained and the roads were impassable. I recommend pausing at the entrance in the Centre of reports, to learn about anything that affects the trip. It takes at least two days know everything and more even if you include the exit embarked for whale watching. Between one thing and another, the output consumed much of the morning or the afternoon. Each time entering the Peninsula costs 180 pesos per person more than 20 per car. Don't stop by Punta Pardelas! Highly recommended. Go with seat and some food to take the time to connect with the landscape and step, expect whales to do theirs. Punta Delgada provides a chilling landscape and see elephant seals. The only issue is to see the landscape must be eating something in the restaurant which is at the entrance. This is truly outrageous. It is not permissible to enter you have to consume. On the other hand is a restaurant very expensive and the quality not is so good. In addition, after eating at the restaurant (which had the dirtiest bathrooms of the peninsula, observe elephants, and prepare us to continue), we were charged $20 the thermos of water to mate. I recommend not to tempt you with great meals, consuming the essential but fail to experience the landscape. The ideal is to do it with auto because the distances are long, the excursions expensive and at such speed that threatens the enjoyment.
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  • The coastline of this peninsula is inhabited by elephant seals, sea lions and fur seals. From the rocks above you have a great view over the colonies of these sea mammals. 
  • Beautiful place to navigate it with time. Animals, roads, landscapes, well-kept. It is worth visiting it, alone or in family or with friends. Dazzling nature
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