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 Piramides, use our Puerto Piramides itinerary builder.
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  • Area where nature still fulfills his duty without the hand of man. The streets are paved only up to a point, then it's all dirt, held up well but dirt. We saw many animals typical of Patagonia, guanacos, Patagonian hares, armadillos, as well as the many beaches lions and elephant seals, as well as the community of penguins of San Lorenzo. Not to be missed.
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  • I was in February by eco-tourism, is incredible as transparent waters and wildlife both marine and terrestrial. a sanctuary to enjoy cuidandolo. Park Rangers do an excellent job and it shows that they love what they do
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  • Wonderful place, exudes tranquility, beautiful paisaje.ves animals in their habitat when it is season, must be knowing when it is the season of watching them.
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