Playa El Doradillo, Puerto Madryn

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Catch a glimpse of majestic southern right whales in the wild at Playa El Doradillo. Due to its particular geography, the otherwise unspectacular beach represents one of the few places in South America where you can regularly see these huge whales from land. In fact, the creatures often come within a few meters of the shore, presenting an excellent opportunity to take some memorable photographs. You'll need a bit of luck, though--if conditions aren't right, the whales might not make an appearance. Take a look at our Puerto Madryn online travel route planner to schedule your visit to Playa El Doradillo and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • You should visit it when the tide is high so the whales can be seen close 20 to 30 meters. It is a place that invites you to come back and share your nature
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  • Place to spend an afternoon, Matt's half and a good camera. Place that you can not miss
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  • We went with my family to these beaches to see whales and the place is very nice. The different slopes are marked so you can not miss.
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The vast majority of accommodations in Puerto Madryn hug the curved coast. Budget hostels represent the most popular option in the city, as budget travelers discover Puerto Madryn's potential for onward travel to Peninsula Valdes. Reserve your place in advance if visiting during whale-watching season, between June and December.
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