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Peninsula Valdes, Puerto Madryn

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Must see · World heritage site · Water Body · Wildlife Area
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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. Plan your Peninsula Valdes visit and explore what else you can see and do in Puerto Madryn using our Puerto Madryn journey planner.
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  • The first stop is Puerto Piramides where we got get in a boat and watch the southern Whales and also seal lions. After lunch in Puerto Piramides we headed to Caleta Valdes to see Elefant Seals. It.....  more
    The first stop is Puerto Piramides where we got get in a boat and watch the southern Whales and also seal lions. After lunch in Puerto Piramides we headed to Caleta Valdes to see Elefant Seals. It.....  more »
  • Amazing, unique experience with no paralel: you can see whales while you have breakfast by the beach, or see them right by or under the boat in clear waters; or even swim/snorkel with sea lions that.....  more
    Amazing, unique experience with no paralel: you can see whales while you have breakfast by the beach, or see them right by or under the boat in clear waters; or even swim/snorkel with sea lions that.....  more »
  • If you love nature, sea and marine animals, you will enjoy this incredible experience. In 1999 Peninsula Valdés was named a World Heritage Site, the reason: it is one of the most important natural... 
    If you love nature, sea and marine animals, you will enjoy this incredible experience. In 1999 Peninsula Valdés was named a World Heritage Site, the reason: it is one of the most important natural...  more »

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