The main economical activity is the aluminium industry; the bauxite (imported from Brazil) is brought by ships to Almirante Storni Dock (285.000 tons each year). Periodically, environmental impact studies are made, because the discharge takes place at the gulf where the whales come to breed.
The second economical activity is the fishing, and the third, the tourism.
La principal actividad económica es la industria del aluminio; la bauxita importada de Brasil es traída en barcos hasta el Muelle Almirante Storni (285.000 toneladas al año). Periódicamente se realizan estudios de impacto ambiental, dado que la descarga se realiza en el mismo golfo al cual vienen a reproducirse las ballenas.
La segunda actividad económica es la pesca, y la tercera, el turismo.
south of puerto madryn
renting your own car and drive to the south along the seashore
it's a very scenic drive and you feel you are alone on the road it's hardly to seen other cars in this area except some of the tourist bus
ECOCENTRO, EVIDENCE OF RESPECT
The ecocentro is a wonderful evidence of respect for the nature and the whole life.
This place is not a museum but it is one, is not a zoo even is a little one, is not a research center but it is, is not a pub but here you can eat and drink coffees or sodas, a sui generis library, where literature nests, a sea watching point, a little piece of the bottom of the sea.
In fact and at last, it is the patagonic point of view of the natural environment that surrounds and submerge us to the most deep sense.
Built over the cliffs, here the view and the solitude is a bless.
Ebb and flow
The direction of the current changes every 6 hours and the difference between high and low tide in Peninsula Valdes goes up to few meters. Watching the ebb flow you can see some great formations that are usually under the water and you can also spot some sea elephants playing in the water.
Roads of Patagonia
Driving in Patagonia is quite special. First of all there are not many paved roads. So, in order to get to many places you need to take gravel roads... not easy and quite tiring. The main roads are easy to drive as long as you have someone to entertain you. Otherwise it's easy to get sleepy as there are sometimes hundreds of kilometers with nothing but meadows on the way. There are not too many road signs so it's really helpful to know the language to ask the locals for directions. To see more have a look at Roads of Patagonia travelogue.