Punta Lomo is located quite a distance from Puerto Madryn. About almost a half an hour along the city coastline and through the back of the desert that is in the outskirts of town. The best time of year to catch the sea lions seems to be spring (winter over here for the Northern Hemisphere), as that's the time I was there. There's a outlook that sticks out from the side of the cliff where you can, from a distance, observe these creatures. They're quite noisy.
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
Between September and April, a large number of Magellanic penguins come to this site to incubate their eggs, and prepare their offspring for migration - the largest such colony in South America. Couples stand in front of their nests
Punta Tomba (80 km south of Peurto Mardryn) has the largest colony of penguins outside of Antartica. There are multitudes of them, and it is an experience just to walk amongst these clowns waldling about thier daily business. They are very graceful in the water and in the winter they migrate as far north as Brazil.
I was there just as thier chicks were almost fully grown. The males and females take turns sitting on the eggs, or watching the young while the other goes out to sea in search of squid or anchovies. Penguins have no predators, thier biggest threat is marine polution. Mostly oil that gets on thier feathers and makes them unable to swim.
Our first activity in Puerto Madryn was a really amazing one: we went to CeNPat (Centro Nacional Patagónico - Patagonic National Centre) a place dedicated to research sea ecosystems, arid and semi-desert zones. Here we met Mr. Juan Carlos López, director of Proyecto Orca Patagonia - Antártida (Patagonia - Antarctic Killer Whale Project), a man who dedicated his life to the killer whales, and tell us amazing stories about his experiences; the children (and the adults) felt impacted.
The picture does not show the skull of a killin whale (I did not find one) but a Cuvier’s beaked whale one, from the Museo Oceanográfico.
Nuestra primera actividad en Puerto Madryn fue una realmente impresionante; fuimos al CeNPat (Centro Nacional Patagónico) un lugar dedicado a la investigación de ecosistemas marinos y de zonas áridas y semidesérticas. Allí conocimos al Sr. Juan Carlos López, director del Proyecto Orca Patagonia - Antártida, un hombre que ha dedicado su vida a las orcas, y nos contó historias asombrosas acerca de sus experiencias; los chicos (y los adultos) quedamos impactados.
La foto no muestra un cráneo de orca (no encontré ninguno) sino de un delfín picudo del Museo Oceanográfico.
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!
This museum goes hand in hand with the Paleontological Park mentioned before. It has a very nice collection of Patagonian fossils, especially dinosaurs.
Located in Trelew.