Playa El Doradillo, Puerto Madryn

4.6
#1 of 113 in Beaches in Argentina
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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  • Spacious beaches, crystal clear water and to dispel the belief the same temperature does not differ to Mar del Plata for example
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  • This place offers a beautiful spectacle, because whales are much closer to the beach. Many people gather to take Matt to wait for the great moment that whales make their jumps or lift his tail. If you're in Puertp Madryn you can not stop going to el Doradillo
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  • Linda Beach to be in contact with nature. A trip to make from the city, you can hire in various agencies of tourism from the Center.
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  • Beautiful beach with secured watching. By taxi it is 20 minutes. The road is gravel. It is best to rent a car. There is no other way to get.
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  • Simply beautiful can not believe peace sentis being there to recommend it and I hope to return sometime
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  • Do not miss. The whales are here, 20 m from you, with their young. An amazing place where you really take the time to stop. Unforgettable!
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  • Beautiful beach without people, very quiet, to enjoy throughout the day, has a place where you can buy something to nibble. Recommended something to make shadow.
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  • Also look for Playa La Cantera five miles ahead to spot whales, there they stay near the strip of sand, incredible experience. The Doradillo has some entries (bajadas) where you can see the whales from above or more distance. Mid-September with calm seas and rising tide there were several, with and without offspring.
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