La Tosca Hostel

Sarmiento 437, Puerto Madryn, Argentina

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    La Tosca Hostel


    Puerto Madryn has a good selection of hotels as it's a very popular town with tourists, though this popularity means the prices are slightly higher than average.

    The first place we tried was La Tosca hostel, a very popular chilled out and friendly hostel in the centre of town. It cost us 90 pesos for a double with a bathroom shared with the room next door. The room was fairly small but fine for a night or two.

    The hotel also had a kitchen downstairs, laundry facilities and bike rental.

    Directions: 3 blocks south west of Plaza San Martin

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peninsula valdes- punta lombo

by bean4bean4

Can anyone help me with this one. Is punta lombo natural reserve a part of peninsula valdes? If not, which one is the most interesting?

Also, I know it may be difficult to answer but I'll also visit Punta Arenas in Chile a few days before going to Puerto madryn. In Punta Arenas I can visit the Magdalena Island or the Otway bay to see penguins. As I don't want to see the same thing twice, which one would you recommend between Magdalena Island, Otway bay, lombo natural reserve or peninsula valdes??


Re: peninsula valdes- punta lombo

by TexasDave

I think you mean Punta Tombo. If so, the answer is no. It is about as far away from Puerto Madryn as the Valdes Peninsula but in the opposite direction- Tombo is to the South and Valdes is to the North. Either one would be just about a whole day's excursion because of the distances involved and the lower rate of speed due to traveling on gravel roads.

Re: peninsula valdes- punta lombo

by Porteno

It is a bit confusing since there is a Punta Tombo and a Punta Loma so not really sure which you need information about. Anyway this website is pretty good primer for visiting the area and you can find your answers there.


Re: peninsula valdes- punta lombo

by Solpatagonia66

Hello, I live and work in the area, with tourists.
There are two different places mentioned here: PUNTA TOMBO and PUNTA LOMA
You can see penguins in Punta Tombo, it is a natural reserve and it is the biggest continental reserve of magellan penguins in the world, where you can walk among the penguins. It is amazing, but difficult to describe, you have to experience it yourself. It is located 180 km south from Puerto Madryn, what makes a 2 1/2 hs trip, but it´s worth it, trust me, and roads are paved.
Punta Loma is a natural reserve where you can see sea lions, it´s the only permanent rockery in the area and it is only 12 km from Puerto Madryn.
If you need more information don´t hesitate to contact me.
Hope I´ve been helpful

Travel Tips for Puerto Madryn


by andal13

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

by shavy

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


by Orkaena

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

by Maggies

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

by Maggies

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.


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