Puerto Madryn Things to Do

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    Punta Tombo

    by andal13 Written Sep 21, 2003

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    Penguins at Punta Tombo

    At Punta Tombo is situated the second biggest penguin place of South America (the first is at Antarctica). In 1979 is created the reservation of pengüins of Magallanes (Spheniscus magellanicus) on a property given by Regina family. During the high season, more than 500.000 pengüins come to this place. The reservation can be visited, and it is a pleasure walk among these cute birds.

    En Punta Tombo se encunetra ubicada la segunda pingüinera más grande del continente (la primera está en la Antártida). En 1979 se creó la reserva de pingüinos de Magallanes (Spheniscus magellanicus) en un predio de 240 hectáreas donado por la familia Regina. Durante la temporada alta, más de 500.000 pingüinos se encuentran en este lugar. La reserva puede visitarse, y es un placer caminar en medio de estas encantadoras aves.

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    The Southern Right Whale

    by andal13 Updated Sep 21, 2003

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    Skeleton of pygmy right whale

    The southern right whale (Eubalaena australis) has a lenght of 14 - 18 m and weighs 30 ton; it has not dorsal fin, and the head makes up 25 % of the body. The most distinctive characteristics are the callosities of keratine that it has over its head; some parasites live on these callosities; the whales can be identified by them. When it exhales, a V shaped spout comes out from the blwholes it has over its head.
    These whales come to calm waters during their reproductive season; there is a cortége, and one female can copulate with several males, but only one will be the father of the only calve. The calves are born one year later, and one year lasts the lactation; one female has one calve each three years.
    The whales feed in colder waters; they eat krill (one ton per day), seeping water with their baleens (parallel whalebones) that hang from their upper jaw.

    La ballena franca austral (Eubalaena australis) mide 14 - 18 m de longitud y pesa 30 toneladas; no tiene aleta dorsal, y su cabeza ocupa el 25 % de su longitud total. Las características más distintivas son las callosidades de queratina que tiene sobre la cabeza; muchos parásitos viven en dichas callosidades; las ballenas pueden ser identificadas por ellas. Cuando exhala, un chorro en forma de V sale por los espiráculos que tiene sobre la cabeza.
    Estas ballenas vienen a aguas calmas durante el período reproductor; hay cortejo, y una hembra puede copular con varios machos, pero sólo uno será el padre de un único ballenato. Los ballenatos nacen un año después, y un año dura la lactancia; una hembra puede parir cada tres años.
    Las ballenas se alimentan en aguas más frías; comen krill (una tonelada por día), filtrando el agua con sus barbas, placas córneas que cuelgan del maxilar superior.

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    Whale-Watching

    by andal13 Written Sep 21, 2003

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    Southern right whale

    From May to December, the Southern right whales (Eubalaena australis) come to Golfo Nuevo to breed (mostly during September and October); whale-watching is a "must" then. Along the coast there are several points to practice this activity, but only in Puerto Pirámides (Península Valdés) you can practice whale-watching from a boat.

    Desde mayo hasta diciembre, las ballenas francas australes (Eubalaena australis) vienen al Golfo Nuevo para reproducirse (fundamentalmente durante septiembre y octubre); el avistaje de ballenas es una actividad "obligada" entonces. A lo largo de la costa hay numerosos puntos desde los cuales realizar esta actividad, pero sólo en Puerto Pirámides (Península Valdés) se puede practicar el avistaje desde una embarcación.

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    El Doradillo

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    El Doradillo

    El Doradillo is a wild beach situated 14 Km North from Puerto Madryn; it is an excellent place to whale-watching, because the whales come really close to the coast. The afternoon that we visit this beach, more than 20 whales were there, and it was an amazing experience for the children (and the grown ups!)
    Click the picture to enlarge and try to find the whale!

    El Doradillo es una playa salvaje situada a 14 Km al norte de Puerto Madryn; es un sitio espectacular para hacer el avistaje de las ballenas, porque éstas se acercan mucho a la costa, realmente. La tarde en que visitamos la playa, más de 20 ballenas se encontraban allí, lo que constituyó una experiencia impresionante para los chicos (¡y para los grandes!)
    Hagan clic sobre la foto para ampliarla, ¡y traten de encontrar la ballena!

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    The beginings

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    Seaside

    Puerto Madryn is situated at Golfo Nuevo (New Gulf), a deep and calm South Atlantic gulf. It was foundated in 1865, when a contingent of 153 Welsh immigrants arrived in this coast. The Welsh people began to populate this deserted region, and founded some towns, like Trelew, Rawson, Gaiman. The name of this city comes from Sir Love Jones Parry, MP of Madryn Castle, who explored the area in 1863, along with Lewis Jones.
    Nowadays, the city has a population of 50.000 inhabitants, and it is an important harbour, water sports centre, and a privileged place to study sea fauna.

    Puerto Madryn está ubicado sobre el Golfo Nuevo, un golfo profundo y sereno del Atlántico Sur. Fue fundado en 1865, cuando un contingente de 153 inmigrantes galeses llegó a estas costas. Los galeses comenzaron a poblar esta región desértica, y fundaron diversos pueblos, como Trelew, Rawson, Gaiman. El nombre de esta ciudad deriva de Sir Love Jones Parry, Barón de Madryn, quien exlploró el área en 1863, junto con Lewis Jones.
    En la actualidad, la ciudad tiene una población de 50.000 habitantes, y es un puerto importante, un centro de deportes acuáticos y un lugar privilegiado para estudiar la fauna marina.

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    Visit the Welsh Villages Gaiman and Trelew

    by realde14 Written Aug 24, 2003

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    These villages are about one hour away from Madryn, and especially Gaiman is a very pretty place with its brick-houses. Have a 'te gales' in one of the several family-run tea rooms, typical Welsh tea and cookies.

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    Peninsula Valdes

    by realde14 Written Aug 24, 2003

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    The Peninsula Valdes is around an hour drive from Madryn and is famous for its wildlife with whales, penguins, sea-lions, elefant seals. There are several tour operators in Madryn that will take you Valdes (where there is no accommodation).

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    whale watching

    by shavy Updated Dec 30, 2008

    walking to the pier in the evening you might seen the show of the whale's in this place amazing scene

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    Animals in Peninsula Valdes

    by Luchonda Updated Nov 1, 2006

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    Not only whales, depending on the season you can find and enjoy the existence of Killer Whales (Orca), pinguins, delphins, sea lions and sea elephants

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    Visit a local sheep farm

    by Luchonda Updated Oct 1, 2006

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    An inbetween stop at a sheep farm in Patagonia.
    Gaucho's and their shepards are driving the sheeps to central factory

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    Holiday Armadillo

    by Maggies Written May 22, 2005

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    Feeding armadillo

    When you get to Punta Norte you'll see lots of armadillos walking all around. They are not affraid at all and are even walking towards people to get some food.

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