Estancia San Lorenzo, Pinguins Land, Puerto Madryn

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Make friends with penguins at Estancia San Lorenzo, Pinguins Land, where these animals nest and raise their young. Since restaurants and picnic areas have sprung up in the vicinity, the penguins have become used to human interaction and do not fear the visitors. This allows you to get up close to the web-footed seabirds and snap a few pictures. Other animals like killer whales and armadillos also visit the area on occasion. To visit Estancia San Lorenzo, Pinguins Land on your holiday in Puerto Madryn, and find out what else Puerto Madryn has to offer, use our Puerto Madryn trip builder website .
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  • October 6, 2017
    The ride is nice and offer a fantastic roasted lamb, in a very nice place and great wine list
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  • October 3, 2017
    We went 4 times to Valdes Peninsula. However, since we had gone a couple of times to the Penguin Colony of Punta Tombo (185 kms) and I had loved, we had never arrived at San Lorenzo. We went on the recommendation of the managers of the Motel of the ACA where we stayed. Entry per person costs $300 to see the Penguin Colony, visiting with Guide at predetermined times. Available on the website. In the booklet they gave us and the logos of their vehicles says that they also have a travel agency, giving a phone (they say with limited timetable in the stay) and the other in Puerto Madryn. They receive quotas. There is also a reserve of elephant seals you are just visiting sometimes because they proved that people adversely affected the life of these animals. He would make one the next day of our visit. You have to coordinate. We were also told there as a gutter filled with fossils, but that stopped visiting it because people brought them despite the presence of guides. We were the only ones in our time, in a visit which we did at the end of lunch, one of the preset schedules. We left our car in the "casco", we got on a 4 x 4 with Maxi, a charming and very well designed guide that made our visit especially pleasant. We did a short tour in the field and arrived more or less close to the beach (is very close to the northern tip of the Península de Valdés). We parked and walked along a path marked with stones, in an area full of plants and caves of the penguins that circulate amicably, or fight (as had opportunity to see) or are still (sometimes with their females, "embraced"). Worth a go, even if the trip is to close to the Cove or Punta Tombo Penguin Colony. We had lunch. I do not know as it is if one goes by agency or contingent. But going without warning, have something like this as 3 menus. We don't eat dessert and opted for roast lamb (with repeat option, for 1 because they warned us that repetition comes served first), a very hearty cabbage white, colorado, carrot salad and I think than tomato, very rich bread. In addition, we ask for two glasses of a fairly rich wine. They also promote a winery, but you have to ask the whole bottle and we wanted to follow path almost nonalcoholic. There is another menu with offal. And some dessert (we never eat; that day was flan with dulce de leche). It is not expensive and very rich. The place is exactly as we had said: a very warm shed, with natural lighting because they replaced a ceiling sheets for something transparent. It gives the feeling of much neatness. Everything is spotless and well maintained. There are many long in two parallel rows with chairs tables. They have a section of the warehouse assigned to give information about the stay and the penguins. And selling souvenirs of good taste and very well exposed. Not be prices. The shed is quite big but decorated with warmth. The restaurant is normal because the menus are standard. We will return.
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  • October 1, 2017
    The resort is a farm in the northern tip of the peninsula that has a pinguineira, such as Punta Tombo. Although no known Punta Tombo I've heard several times is that the resort San Lorenzo has less penguins (although they are MUITOOOOS) and less people visiting. After all, in theory, we looked better than Punta Tombo. You walk alongside them and often need to divert them. On the trail of the pinguineira goes on a wonderful beach, which, however, cannot access. Still, it's beautiful to admire. There is only the resort restaurant and lunch has a high price, but not absurd. The entrance in the resort is 800 ARS.
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