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. 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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  • A landscape unique, very nice, we were early and stayed until sunset, while it cools much, is worth! You should go with comfortable shoes for walking. We saw many guanaco and birds of all sizes
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  • After a two-hour trip along a road of wilderness and bare Patagonia with reduced fauna (some guanacos) we spot elephant seals and sea lions on the coast but from far away so beautiful Magellanic penguins (insight). Quite a bit; we knew not to see the whales at this time though ...
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  • It is a steep price to get there as a foreigner. And traveling only two strong, it was cheaper to do a tour, which all are expensive and don't offer lunch. We saw tons of wild life and loved having th...  more »
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  • Long drives on roads with little scenery. Saw only flamingoes but nothing else. Was hoping for so much more.
  • Only if you want to understan fully the concepts of unique and wild. Tome stops here.
  • Beautiful place, full of animals.
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