Puerto Pirámides Travel Guide

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Puerto Pirámides Things to Do

  • Hiking around Puerto Piramides

    After we had finished our whale watching tour we had 3 or 4 hours to wait for the return bus to Puerto Madryn, so we used the time to go hiking on the cliffs and hills around Puerto Piramides. There is a couple of hills north of the town from where a short but tough climb on steep sandy slopes offers good views over the town and out to sea. An...

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  • Puerto Piramides

    Puerto Piramides is a small town in a beautiful setting on the southern side of Peninsula Valdes. It's the main departure point on the peninsula for whale watching tours, and hence has been taken over it seems by tour agencies, hotels and restaurants catering to the large number of visitors. The whale watching season runs from June to December so...

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  • Whale Watching

    The main attraction in Puerto Piramides is whale watching and many agencies offer trips out on the water. The southern right whales can be seen between June and November. Most of the tours charge the same price: 75 pesos for about 1 hour on the water. However, there are different types of boats, and not all the tours have multilingual guides so it...

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  • Tour the Penninsula

    If you have a rental car you'll want to take time to drive around the penninsula and check out the various overlooks. This is pretty much an all-day affair because: 1) the distances involved are are long, and 2) the roads are all gravel (ripio in Argentinean Spanish) and you can only do about 20 mph. and it does get somewhat boring driving in...

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  • Up Close Whale Watching

    There are half a dozen companies offering rides out in the Gulf to get up close and personal with the whales. The average trip takes about an hour and costs about $20 a person. Exactly how much you'll see is a matter of chance but there usually are dozens of whales in the vicinity so chances are pretty good you'll see some action. Whether you'll...

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  • Visitors Information Center

    After what seems like an eternity of driving on this desolate two-lane road from Puerto Madryn you arrive at this Visitors Center. Considering how remote this place is, this is a very nice surprise. It resembles some kind of space station. There is an observation tower, displays on the flora and fauna of the area, including the skeleton of a young...

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Puerto Pirámides Restaurants

  • Culinary Oasis

    If you're out driving around the penninsula there are basically only two options for getting food and drink:Punta Delgada, this is principally a hotel but they will feed outside guests. Their operating hours are limited and it requires driving down a small road off the 'main' highway 2.Further down, at Punta Cantor you'll find Parador La Elvira,...

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  • Seafood at its best

    Open all day, the restaurant offers the most delicious and varied dishes based on fresh products from the area, such as seafood and fish, but also lamb, pasta and naturist homemade dishes accompanied by a wide range of wines from a well assorted cellar. Mixed Seafood Salad (Octopus, Fish, mussels, tomatoes, onions, green peppers etc etc)Grilled...

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  • "Don't Miss The Fresh Seafood!"... as...

    This cafe-bar-restaurant has an old fashion style, almost a 60's hippie style, with wooden tables and chairs, the walls full of pics, posters, handcrafts, marine ropes, fishing nets, flags of different countries, candles, hand written letters, etc. The construction is in the old english architecture, so spreaded in the patagonia during last years...

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  • SIMPLY SEAFOODS

    This restaurant is located at Puerto Piramide, I told you something about that in the accomodations page, in fact belongs to the Paradise Hostal, or the opposite. Close to the beach, nice view, simple and rustical ambiance, here the seafoods are the main course. There are not sophisticated recipes neither nouvelle cuisine. Simply good tasty...

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  • Ancient bottles

    his small restaurant has a small window near the roof, where are aligned some ancient bottles (made of glass, metal, pottery...) and the light gives them a special touch.Este pequeño restaurante tiene una ventanita cerca del techo en donde sea linean varias botellas (de vidrio, metal, barro..) y la luz les da un toque especial.

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  • Original decoration

    This small place (all the restaurants at Puerto Pirámides are small) has a great decoration: its furniture, curtains, ornaments, everything, it is unique and special; the picture shows one of the walls.Este pequeño lugar (todos los restaurantes de Puerto Pirámides son pequeños) tiene una decoración impresionante: los muebles, los visillos, los...

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Puerto Pirámides Transportation

  • From B.A to Puerto Piramides

    From Buenos Aires there are daily flights to the city of Puerto Madryn and from there you get cheap and direct transport service to Puerto Piramides. Also, you can access by land through National Route 3.The Valdes Peninsula is a protected area, so we you must pay an access fee of around $ 10 for national adults and $ 35 (argentinian pesos) for...

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  • Puerto Madryn to Puerto Piramides

    There is only one bus a day between Puerto Madryn and Puerto Piramides, leaving Madryn at 9.30 and returning at 6. It costs 11.50 pesos each way, and the trip takes about 1.5 hours. It can be longer on the way out if the bus is full as there is a stop at the park entrance where the guard checks tickets to the peninsula (these can be bought on the...

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  • IMPROVED SERVICES

    To reach the Peninsula Valdes you have bus services every day at 9 am returning to the city at 6 pm. In Pto Piramide you dont need transportation, just wlk the few blocks, I recommend walk along the beach, just for pleasure.Of course you can rent a car too, and with a map in your hands wander the whole Peninsula (take your time, is huge) Drive...

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Puerto Pirámides Shopping

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    by andal13 Updated Sep 24, 2003

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    What to buy: Local handicrafts and other regional stuff are the "must buy activity" in Puerto Pirámides; the whale tail (caudal fin) is the leitmotif of handicrafts.
    "La Casa de la Tía Alicia" (Aunt Alicia's House) sells the most original handicraft of the town; besides, close to the shop, Alicia displays her pictures made of sea wracks, really creative and beautiful.

    Las artesanías locales y otros artículos regionales son la compra obligada en Puerto Pirámides; la cola de la ballena es el leitmotif de las artesanías.
    "La Casa de la Tía Alicia" vende las artesanías más originales del pueblo; además, junto a la tienda, Alicia expone sus cuadros hechos con algas, realmente creativos y bellos.

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Puerto Pirámides Local Customs

  • Where to Get Breakfast Staples

    There is only place in the whole town where you can buy pastries, croissonts, etc for breakfast. It is the first little grocery store that is on the left side of the road as you are driving into the town. Every morning at about 8:30 they get a new batch delivered from a bakery in Puerto Madryn.

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  • Car cemetery

    Puerto Pirámides is the last place in the world where you think you can find a collection of crased cars, but of course, accidents happen everywhere, and these three cars where "parked" in front of the police station.Puerto Pirámides es el último lugar en el mundo en donde piensas que puedes encontrar una colección de autos chocados, pero por...

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  • Odd living-room

    "Arena" ("Sand") is the name of a restaurant situated on the second road to the beach; I looked it from the outside, so I cannot put it as a restaurant tip, but I saw this open-air-living-room, which is not a room at all! It was raining that morning, but I can imagine a great time there during summer nights."Arena" es el nombre de un restaurante...

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Puerto Pirámides Warnings and Dangers

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    by ellielou Written Dec 28, 2005

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    well..not really a warning or danger...but, if the sea is rough, the boats will NOT go out. You need to keep an eye on the weather in order to see if the boats will even be going out. It could be best to go first thing in the morning, and then see how the weather behaves thoughout the day. Or, you could just get lucky. We did.

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Puerto Pirámides What to Pack

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    by andal13 Written Sep 24, 2003

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: We went in September (the end of the winter) and it was really cold; although "it never rains in Patagonia", it was raining, so take warm clothes and a rain coat; of course, your most comfortable shoes or boots.

    Fuimos en septiembre (a finales del invierno) y hacía frío realmente; aunque "nunca llueve en la Patagonia", estaba lloviendo, así que lleven ropas de abrigo y una chaqueta impermeable; por supuesto, sus zapatos o botas más cómodos.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Puerto Pirámides it a very small town, and it is far from any city, so take all you need.

    Puerto Pirámides es un pueblo muy pequeño, y está lejos de cualquier ciudad, así que lleven todo lo que necesiten.

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Puerto Pirámides Off The Beaten Path

  • Seagulls

    The seagulls are common inhabitants in all the beaches of the world, and Puerto Pirámides is not an exception; the oddity is the behaviour of these birds: during the "whale season" (from May to December), seagulls fly over the whales and sting them, to eat their fat! Las gaviotas son habitantes comunes de todas las playas del mundo, y Puerto...

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  • Local fauna

    The local fauna in Península Valdés is not only integrated by whales and elephant seals; the esrthling fauna is very interesting, too, but it is more difficult to watch. When you ride the roads of Península Valdés (or another Patagonian places), look carefully among the broshwood and you will find maras (Patagonian hares), choiques (small American...

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Puerto Pirámides Sports & Outdoors

  • Diving

    I never had the opportunity to dive in my life, so this would be my first time: the didactic trip left us one free morning, and Puerto Pirámides is a special place for diving, so I was very excited. But the rain changed our plans, so we had any free morning... :-( Some of our traveler fellows decided to dive anyway, but that meant they lost the...

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  • Trekking

    You can practice this kind of sports by your own, but sometimes is better to be accompanied by an expert guide; we were leaded all the way long by this cute dog, who offered his services for free!Ustedes pueden practicar este tipo de deportes por las suyas, pero algunas veces es mejor ir acompañado por un guía experto; nosotros fuimos guiados por...

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  • Trekking

    As all we suspected, coming down was easier than coming up!!!Como todos nosotros sospechábamos, la bajada fue más fácil que la subida!!!

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Puerto Pirámides Favorites

  • Entrance ticket to Peninsula Valdes

    It costs 40 pesos for foreigners (12 for Argentineans) to enter Peninsula Valdes. Tickets can be bought at the tourist information offices in Madryn (there is one in the bus station) or at the office on the roadside entrance to the Peninsula. Most tours do not include the entrance fee in their costs so make sure you have sufficient pesos when you...

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  • Collectable tickets

    The tickets you get at the Reservation entrance are quite nice. Always with a remarkable pic of the natural beauties of the Peninsula. You can get the tickets not only as a good memory of your visit, but a nice spot of the wild nature of the surroundings. Sea Lions spots, as the pic.

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  • Sunset

    We arrived in Puerto Pirámides one afternoon, after some days of an exhausting trip at Puerto Madryn, and little disappointed with the weather (the rain was another traveler!). After ckecking in, we decided to hike, so we went to Punta Pirámides, and climbed the cliff; then we waited for the sunset... a wonderful show!Llegamos a Puerto Pirámides...

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WORLD UNDER THE WAVES
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SAILING THE GULF, LOOKING FOR GIANTS
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LIFE AMONG THE SEA LIONS
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SUDDENLY... AVESTRUCES
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finally, whale watching!
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more whale watching
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whale watching
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SUMMER... THE BEACH IS CALLING ME...
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Learning Biology
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Trekking
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Trekking
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Trekking
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Trekking at Punta Pardelas
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Punta Pirámides
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Punta Pardelas
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Nice garbage
Local Customs
Curious decoration
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On the road again
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Isla de los Pájaros (Birds Island)
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Charming place
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Punta Delgada
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The Southern Right Whale
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We saw a whale!
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The beach
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The cliffs
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The village
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