Travel guide to Puerto Madryn Argentina, right whale watching at
gateway to the whales, seals, penguins and more. Excursion to
Punta Tombo and Peninsula Valdes featuring Right Whale Watching,
scuba diving and more..
MADRYN ARGENTINA: almost 50,000 inhabitants, located to the
northeast of the Chubut province beside the Nuevo gulf to the
south of the Peninsula Valdes, been founded in 1886 when the
project of the railroad that unite it to Trelew is summed up.
It grows vertiginously starting from the development of the
tourism in the 60’s and with the construction of an aluminum
plant producer (ALUAR) in the decade of the 1970. It has an
important hotel infrastructure and it is visited by tourists
of all parts of the world that use it as entrance door to the
Valdes peninsula right whale watching.
This peninsula is the biggest in the Atlantic coast and it possesses
a very varied and surprising marine fauna where the vedette
is without a doubt, the Southern Right Whale. Besides the whale
watching, Puerto Madryn has other tourist alternatives as the
diving (is considered the capital of the Argentinean diving)
that allow the observation of the submarine flora and fauna
due to the transparency of its waters. Another option is the
mining tourism, entering to the depths of a mine of minerals
located in Bajos del Gualicho, 130 kilometers to the northwest
of the city.
Puerto Madryn is an attractive city itself, where it is very
pleasant to go for a walk by its beautiful coastal avenue, to
enjoy the calm beaches of transparent water, or to travel by
car the surroundings with spectacular views of the cliffs on
the sea. In the industrial park area is located the jetty Almirante
Storni built in the decade of the 70’s that goes into
the sea 1.5 kilometers. There it is worthwhile to visit the
fish processing plant and the aluminum plant mentioned at the
beginning. Right Whale Watching at Peninsula Valdes and Puerto
Madryn, Patagonia Argentina.
It is located in the northeast of the Chubut province, 80 kilometers
to the north of Puerto Madryn. With a surface of 3,600 square
kilometers it is the biggest peninsula in the Atlantic coast,
harboring in their costs and waters an important mammal congregation
and marine birds. It is united to the continent by the isthmus
Carlos Ameghino of more than 30 kilometers long, which divides
to the sea in the gulves ‘San José’ to the
north, and ‘Nuevo’ to the south. Inside the peninsula
it exist a natural depression that is 40 meters under the level
of the sea, in which they are the saline ‘Grande’
and ‘Chica’ almost occupying 50 square kilometers
among both. The landscape is that of the typical patagonic steppe,
but its biggest attractiveness resides in its fauna wealth, separated
in different natural reservations internationally renowned.
The trips inside the Peninsula Valdes are detailed in the page
of Puerto Pirámides.
it is located 170 kilometers to the south of Puerto Madryn by
the provincial route #1 on the coast of the ocean Atlantic.
It is a tongue of 3 kilometers that goes into in the sea with
beaches to both sides and a surface of 210 hectares. In this
space it nests the biggest quantity Magellan penguins of the
continent (180,000 couples). One of the big curiosities is that
the penguins besides being monogamous, every year they look
for the same nest. In Punta Tombo is possible also to observe
other species that nest there: the gulls that steal eggs and
pigeons of penguins, the hijackers that pursue them and the
antarctic doves looking for broken eggs of cormorán.
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