Here are some activities you'find her !
You can contact us if you want to plan your trip in advance and just enjoy it when you'll be here.
what the area offers
|You'll find a lot of things to do in Puerto Madryn and the area.|
Here are some otpions.
Be carefull some of them depend of the weather. When it's to windy the boats are not leaving and you won't see the whales (if it's teh season) in the best condition !
You also have to check the fauna calendar to be sure that the animals you want to see are here. It could be a big deception to come in march to see the whales for example.
If you wanna see a lot of Madryn's treasures in a few days, we can help you to organiza your stay and book some tours !
|(one day trip)|
The coastline is inhabited by marine mammals, like sea lions, elephant seals and fur seals. Southern right whales can be found in Golfo Nuevo and Golfo San José, protected bodies of water located between the peninsula and the Patagonian mainland. These baleen whales come here between May and December, for mating and giving birth, because the water in the gulf is quieter and warmer than in the open sea. Orcas can be found off the coast, in the open sea off the peninsula. In this area, they are known to beach themselves on shore to capture sea lions and elephant seals.
The inner part of the peninsula is inhabited by rheas, guanacos and maras. A high diversity and range of birds live in the peninsula as well; at least 181 bird species, 66 of which migratory, live in the area, including the Antarctic Pigeon.
Many tour agencies will offer you a round day trip to visit the peninsula. During whales season you can also do a boat trip to get closer.
|(one day trip)|
The 3 km (1.9 mi) long, 600 m (1,969 ft) wide peninsula is covered with sand, clay and gravel. Between September and April, a large number of Magellanic penguins come to this site to incubate their eggs,and prepare their offspring for migration - the largest such colony in South America. Couples stand in front of their nests, protecting the eggs from birds and other predators, and occasionally one adult goes to the sea for food. Other wildlife encountered in the area including sea birds (mainly seagulls, chimangos and cormorants), rheas and guanacos.
The 2.1 km2 (0.8 sq mi) Punta Tombo Provincial Reserve has been protected since 1979, according to provincial decree, and it is one of the main tourist attractions in Chubut.
In late September, with the arrival of spring, Magellanic penguins migrate from Southern Brazil to Patagonia, congregating by the thousands to nest in Punta Tombo.
Other important nearby colonies are Bahía Camarones and Cabo Dos Bahías.
Punta Tombo is part of the new marine National Park Golfo San Jorge.
Many tour agencies will offer the full day trip to Punta Tombo (with an optional boat trip to see the commerson's dolphins. The same tour sometime includes a visit of the welsh colonies of Gaiman and Trelew.
Trelew,Gaiman and the Welsh Colony
|The welsh inmigration let its print in the area.|
In Gaiman you'll find:
- The Welsh Museum in the old train station
- Park el Desafio created in 1980
- Paleontological park "Bryn Gwyn" (10km from Gaiman) In welsh it means white hill
- Many welsh tea rooms
In Trelew The Museum "Pueblo de Lewis" will show you the history of the welsh colony , mapuches and tehuelches. And the Museum of Paleontology Egidio Feruglio is the most important of south america in his category.
The tours to Punta Tombo usually offer you to visit these cities.
Punta Ninfas, Punta Loma and,el Doradillo
|Other options to see the fauna (Sea lions-elephant seals etc...)|
You can go to this points by bicycle (17 km to go to Punta Ninfas) or with a tour.
In january, after the whales season, there are some boat trips that offer you to discover those sites and some dolphins.
diving , Kayak and fishing
|Did you that Puerto Madryn is the argentinian diving spot ?|
You can also snorkle with sea lions here ( with an specialized agency)
You can also get close to the sea lions with a kayak.
And if you like fishing Puerto Madryn can offer you some options !
The weather is, as you understand, really important for these activities.
Beach and Museums
|Puerto Madryn's not cold !!! That's just a false idea.|
During the summer you will enjoy the beach.
If it's too windy, you may spend your day in one of the museums like the Ecocentro, Museo oceanografico y de Ciencias naturales or Museo Municipal de Arte°
|In Puerto Madryn you'll also find a cinema, a theatre,, a casino et during the summer time some free concerts on the beach.|
The night life may be interesting. You'll find many restaurants,bars and disco in the town.
|If you want to do something different !|