Hosteria Las Maras
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what to do in Puerto Madryn
I'll be on a cruise and for about 8 hours in P.M.
I was told the city as such has not much to offer. Is it worth visiting the city?
what temperature should I expect on February 10th?
Is it possible to see penguins in Peninsula valdes?
I want to see penguins and other animals. What would you suggest between :
-punta loma and tea in Gaiman
- punta tombo and
- peninsula valdes
Re: what to do in Puerto Madryn
It's true, Madryn has practically nothing to offer a tourist, except some decent restaurants and travel agencies to arrange tours for you. It's a city laid out in a grid pattern with no historic sights. You can see a few penguins out on Punta Cantor, that's about it. Gaiman is also very interesting but it's not a place you will spend a lot of time in, on the other hand it's not too far from Madryn so it's not a long trip to get there.
Re: what to do in Puerto Madryn
Hi, I think Punta Tombo and Península Valdes is the best option.
Travel Tips for Puerto Madryn
Money money money
Maybe not a local custom but definitelly a local thing. The money exchange is open untill 6 pm and it's closed on weekends so it seems that going for a whole day trip makes it impossible to exchange the money in town.
Well, all you need to do is buying something in one of many local shops, pay in USD (bigger bill) and they give you the change in pesos. The most important thing is that some shops have much better rates than a bank or exchange booth.
I got a great rate in a bookstore in local shopping mall (on the corner of Roca and Pena or 28 de Julio). I bought few postcards and payed with 100 dollar bill :) That was a deal.
Parque Paleontologico Bryn-Gwyn
This place is full of Patagonian fossils dating from tprehistoric times when Patagonia was submerged by the ocean. This vast outdoor park is very deserted with its moon-like landscape. Apart from paleontologists, there are very few people here, making this an ideal place to enjoy the silence and the vast spaces of Patagonia.
To get here from Madryn, drive to Trelew, Gaiman where you will find signs poiting to the park. Don't worry about getting lost: there are very few streets in Patagonia, chances are you are on the right one!
Walking paths to the beach
The Valdes Peninsula is a “geographical accident” resembling an island and attached to the continent by a narrow part which is only 35 Km. Once in the Peninsula, you will have the chance to tour its coasts populated by sea lions and sea elephants as well as a great assortment of birds.
BUNGY FOR KIDS
There is a Bungy facility located on the seaside pedestrian boulevard, a kids bungy, I should say.
And believe me, they enjoy it like mad goats, screaming, jumping among laughters and wide open eyes. What a pleasure.
Back to the sea
In April, the penguins migrate to the North (they even come in Rio de Janeiro sometimes); they will be back next September.
The picture shows the opposite fact: the penguins are arriving in Punta Tombo.
En abril, los pingüinos migran hacia el norte (incluso llegan a Río de Janeiro a veces); ellos volverán el próximo septiembre.
La foto muestra el fenómeno contrario: los pingüinos están llegando a Punta Tombo.
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