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Puerto Madryn

Puerto Madryn
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Places to Visit
How to Reach

By Air

Though Puerto Madryn has its own airport, most passengers arrive and depart from the Trelew airport 39 mi (65 km) south. An interesting feature in the Trelew airport is the plaque honoring Antoine de Saint Exupéry who was the first person to fly over the Valdes Peninsula.

By Bus

National route 3 connects Trelew and Puerto Madryn, and then continues north to other Argentine cities.Bus service from the Terminal de Omnibus goes to Trelew, Río Gallegos, Buenos Aires, Córdoba, and other cities.Taxis and car rental. Rental cars are useful for seeing Peninsula de Valdés at leisure rather than keeping to a tour schedule.

Key places to visit
Museum of Oceanography, Valdes Peninsula Nature Reserve, Parajos Island, Julio Roca Avenue, Beaches and Water-Sports


Places to Visit

Museum of Oceanography

Displays of Patagonian flora and fauna, both land and sea are contained in Puerto Madryn's heritage building, Chalet Pujol, the Museo Oceanographico y Ciencias Naturales.

The building itself is an attraction and the gigantic whale skeleton and the recollection of a fisherman confronted with a giant squid are interesting. Chalet Pujol offers a library and panoramic views from the loft.
Valdes Peninsula Nature Reserve

Sea-lions, elephant seals, penguins and other seabirds are present in one of South America's finest wildlife , the Valdés Peninsula Nature Reserve.

Water-sports enthusiasts and fishers are drawn by Golfo Nuevo's warm clear waters and beaches. The Southern Right Whale is the area's largest draw.

Parajos Island

Off-limit to humans is the bird sanctuary of Isla de los Párajos 800m/.5mi offshore.Seen through powerful binoculars is the breeding ground of 10 different species of marine and coastal birds including:gulls; cormorants; oyster catchers; herons; ducks; and penguins.

Julio Roca Avenue

 Julio Roca Avenue is Puerto Madryn's main street. There are many shops selling leather articles, T-shirts, diving equipment as well as souvenirs of Patagonia and its wildlife.

 Beaches and Water-Sports

Puerto Madryn has a variety of beaches popular with swimmers, windsurfers and sunbathers. Windsurfing equipment can be rented and several places arrange diving classes and excursions.

Right Time to Visit

March - May


January - February -> 34(°C) - Summer
July - August -> 6(°C)


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