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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  • It's the sixth time we've come with my wife and there's always something new to discover. It has countless places to visit and many activities to do. North Point, Punta Delgada, Estancia San Lorenzo, Puerto Pirámides, Punta Cantor, Salina Chica, El Doradillo. It is only 100 km from Puerto Madryn, a beautiful city to visit as well. It is beautiful at any time of year and there is always interest thing before to see. Hiking, scuba diving, native fauna watching, or simply enjoying the silence. We always stay at Puerto Pirámides in La casita de Lupe (search in Airbnb). Impeccable, with excellent price-quality ratio, and most importantly, Lala and Claudio (and Lupe, of course), are excellent hosts, which make you feel at home, with details such as puddings, variety of teas and coffees, various condiments, cleaning items, in End, everything you need to feel at ease and enjoy, at no extra cost. Claudio is a professional diver and underwater photographer and organises super recommended private outings. They also advise you on what to do and the best time to do it. This is the sixth time we visit Peninsula with my wife and there is always something new to discover. It has countless places to visit and many things to do. North Point, Punta Delgada, Estancia San Lorenzo, Puerto Pirámides, Punta Cantor, Salina Chica, El Doradillo. It is only 100 miles from Puerto Madryn, also a beautiful city to visit. It is beautiful any time of the year and there are always interesting things to do and see: Walking, trekking, diving, local fauna watching, or just enjoying the silence. We always stay at Puerto pirámides at La casita de Lupe (Google it in Airbnb). It is wonderful with excellent quality-price ratio, and what it is most important, Lala and Claudio (and Lupe, of course) are excellent hosts that make you feel at home, with details such as assortments of different kind of tea and coffee, spices, cleaning elements and Everything necessary to feel at home without extra cost. Claudio is a professional diver and a submarine photographer, and he also organizes private tours and can advise you on what to do and the best moment to do it
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  • The standard daily tour is a good option to sea fauna . I am not sure how many options exist but found the standard package a good experience  more »
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