Trelew Travel Guide

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Trelew Things to Do

  • Town Square and more

    An afternoon exploring town, enjoyed a while in the pretty main square and finally found ourselves in the bar of the Hotel Touring Club which has changed little since a visit by Butch Cassidy and Sundance.

  • Railway station museum

    At the old railway station, no longer a rail link to Trelew, the history of Trelew with some information about the railway too.Well worth the small admission fee.

  • Penguins at Punta Tombo

    A trip to see the Magellanic Penguin colony at Punta Tombo was the excuse for our visit to Trelew.Arranged a tour,see later tip, and a journey time of around 90 minutes through the deserted countryside of Patagonia to get there.Once there a small admission fee, this is no reserve though, the pengins and other wildlife are totally wild, visitors are...

  • Capilla Tabernacle

    Capilla Tabernacle is a small Welsh chapel, dating from 1899, built not long after the town was founded. The Welsh built many chapels in the Chubut Valley, the most impressive of which are around Gaiman. I´m not sure if there is much of a Welsh community nowadays in Trelew, but it's nice to see their chapels, and other buildings like St. David's...

  • Lewis Museum

    The Museo Pueblo Regional de Luis is a small museum, housed in a beautiful museum, the former railway station, also the first building in Trelew. The museum focuses on the history, in particular on the people, of Trelew and the surrounding areas. Much of this concerns the Welsh community, who initally founded the town, when the rail line was built...

  • Paleontology Museum

    Trelew´s Paleontology Museum is the most modern but also the most expensive museum we visited in Argentina. Clearly a lot of work has gone into this museum, though it seems a little excessive and unfair to charge 16 pesos to foreigners, while Argentines are only charged 11. There are many impressive paleontological exhibits, most of which have been...


Trelew Hotels

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  • Tolosa

    Roque Saenz Pena 253, Trelew, CB, AR

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Peninsula Valdes Hotel Trelew

    Avda Julio A.Roca 155 9120 Puerto Madryn Chubut, 9

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Bahia Nueva Hotel Trelew

    Av. Julio A Roca 67 Puerto Madryn Tewlew, Puerto M

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

Trelew Restaurants

  • Quijote

    A great choice for our only meal in town. Lovely friendly and comfortable restaurant, with a marvellous steak, barbequed to perfection for me and a pretty special salad for the vegetarian Mrs B.Very reasonable price and enjoyed our visit.

  • Chubut Chic

    This restaurant occupies a building which was built as a grain mill in 1886. A very modern glass roof encloses the courtyard and comprises the main dining room. From there you can see the enclosed grill (parrilla) where all the meat is roasted. The menu is varied and moderate in price. Live music is sometimes offered on weekend evenings.

  • Genesis

    Trelew didn't have a great selection of restaurants, and the best value one we could find was Genesis, close to the centre of town. Its pizzas were excellent value and big enough to share, meaning you can have a meal for two for about 25 pesos. Lomitos, hamburgers and milanesas were also good value, though the service here wasn't very impressive. I...


Trelew Transportation

  • Nievemar Tours

    Arranged our trip to Punta Tombo with this tour operator. Picked up from our hotel on time, a friendly, knowledgeable and helpful guide (Sebastian) and a professionally organised and very memorable day out for us.Recommended.

  • By air

    Aerolineas Argentinas flew us to Trelew from Buenos Aires, flight time around 1 hour 40 min. One flight operated by their partner "Austral".Taxi into Trelew around 30 Peso (Nov 2010)

  • Trelew to El Bolson

    Trelew is something of a transport hub for Patagonia and has many onward connections. After two days in the rain in Trelew, we were more than ready to move on, so we took an overnight bus to El Bolson, in the heart of Patagonia. This was an 11 hour bus journey, which cost 137 pesos, and for once we slept very well. We travelled with Mar y Valle,...


Trelew Off The Beaten Path

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    South America's Largest Penguin Colony

    by TexasDave Updated Jan 14, 2010

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    Over 70 miles South of Trelew, this is the largest colony of Magellanic penguins in the world. Estimates vary but it's safe to say there are several hundred thousand penguins here from September to March. They are very docile and you can walk among the nests which are literally strewn all over the area. Also present are flocks of guanacos (related to llamas).
    What makes the trip to Punta Tombo seem even longer is the fact that almost half of it is over gravel roads (ripio in Argentinean Spanish). They are at least well maintained even though sometimes it sounds like the floorboard of the car is being beat to a pulp.
    After finally arriving there is a ranger's station where you pay a nominal admission charge and then it's just you and the penguins. It's better to get an early start so you can enjoy the area by yourself, before the tour buses from Trelew arrive.

    Ranger's Station/Entrance to Park A small section of the Penguin nesting area Guanacos among the penguins Penguin Love
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    • Family Travel
    • Road Trip
    • Eco-Tourism

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