A unique journey for wildlife lovers.
Located on the east coast of the country, in the province of Chubut (Argentine Patagonia) and its name comes from the Welsh “Porth Madryn”. Protected by the Golfo Nuevo, it is formed by the Península Valdés and the Punta Ninfas.
Its foremost attraction is the appearance of Southern Right Whales that visit its bays. They frequent their coastal waters, making this area an exceptional destination for wildlife-loving visitors. June to December is peak whale-watching season.
It is even probable to see Right Whales from the shore if you head to El Doradillo beach, just 30 minutes away from the city. They come to the bays to give birth and teach their calves how to swim. You can even spot them playing just offshore. You can also take a tour by boat to contemplate these massive creatures when they surface just next to you!
Visitors may stop by the three-story maritime museum beside the ocean to learn about the ecosystem of the area.
On the other side, if you are quite audacious you can get in the water with sea lions to discover how curious and playful these creatures are in their natural environments. You can also wander among penguins and elephant seals in addition to spotting whales and dolphins from shore.
Then, if you are really courageous you can visit the Orcas, also known as killer whales, who are permanent residents in the Valdes Peninsula. They can be seen in Punta Norte attacking sea lions as their natural hunting behavior.
Last but not least, Puerto Madryn has a large amount of high quality restaurants. It is especially fantastic for traditional Argentine cuisine like steak or lamb, but there is also amazing seafood and fine Argentine wine to enjoy.