Peninsula Valdes, Puerto Madryn
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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 Madryn, use our Puerto Madryn itinerary builder.
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  • It is another place where you can appreciate the Patagonia in its natural state with minimal intervention of man. There are typical stays, whale watching boat, Penguin and kilometre of coastline to explore.
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  • It is a beautiful place! See the animals in the wild and in their own habitat has no name... In November the whales only come with their calves. This is a fact to keep in mind when choosing the date to go. Totally recommended!
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  • It is the most important attraction of puerto madryn. On the peninsula you can see wildlife of all kinds. The whales are the biggest attraction, and botazzi company makes tour a beautiful ride!. There are places where are more close to the animals, and others that can be seen in the distance.
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