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Kayak excursions in the Whale Season

If you already read the article about daily kayak trips in the summer season, I told you that the whale season has very demanding regulations, about respect for whales, in order not to alter their natural behavior. The Patagonia Explorers have a history of indisputable successes in adventure crossings. Kayak with whales in Peninsula ValdesRead More

Safety in Peninsula Valdes Routes

Driving on gravel involves not going more than 37 mph (60 km / h ) and not touching the brake when cornering. Inside Peninsula Valdes, there is no internet sign, except near Puerto Piramides, When there is no cell phone signal, communications are possible thanks to 4 emergency telephones placed strategically along the different roads toRead More

Orcas season: Basic data, for beginners

If you plan to come to see orcas and you want to arrive at the right time, you have to read this article, to understand general aspects of the 2 killer whale seasons that occur throughout Peninsula Valdes. One is between March and April when the offspring of sea lions begin to move away fromRead More

Elephant seals in Peninsula Valdes

The Valdes Peninsula, in Argentine Patagonia, is home to the only continental reproductive Southern Elephant Seal colony in the world. This species (Mirounga Leonina) is distributed throughout the Sub-Antarctic region with an estimated population of 700,000 individuals. It is calculated that approximately 20.000 reach the Peninsula Valdes each year between August and March to mate,Read More

Photographers in season of Whales and Orcas

God breeds them ...and Puerto Piramides brings them together! Whale Watching season creates intense seasonal activity y Puerto Piramides and Peninsula Valdes. Waiting during the offseason for the whales to arrive and the possibility of navigating Golfo Nuevo in their presence wakes the adventurous appetite in all of us. Either by large Catamaran, small boat, orRead More

What is the best time to see whales in Puerto Piramides?

In September, October, and November, Puerto Piramides becomes the fundamental base for whale watching. Whales, depending on whether they are mothers with offspring, males or females without breeding, have different behaviors. The females that calved, they are observed with the calf, much more skinny than when they arrived and the bigger and daring pups, they beginRead More

4×4 off route around Puerto Madryn

If you want to live the Patagonian steppe, remember that every excursion you do, you open the possibility of experiencing unforgettable experiences. The guarantee of young entrepreneurs, guides is good, an introduction to the area helps to know and value details. Puerto Madryn has an important offer of adventure tourism, to take advantage of. MonumentRead More

The right whale, a rare beauty

The forms that whales have in general are really very different from any other living being and their size cannot be compared to that of our species. But despite being the morphology so different from ours, anatomy brings us closer to this monumental species of being alive. Humans share a certain kinship from some characteristicsRead More

Penguins in Peninsula Valdes San Lorenzo Ranch and Punta Cantor

Penguins in Peninsula ValdesSan Lorenzo Ranch and Punta Cantor The San Lorenzo Ranch, located within Peninsula Valdes, with 4600 meters of coastline on the waters of the San Matías Gulf, has one of the largest and continuously growing penguin colonies in the Argentine Patagonia. The penguins Arrive in a mate and raise the chicks moreRead More

Penguins colony of Punta Tombo

Punta Tombo is a narrow stony strip of 3 km long and 600 m wide that enters the Atlantic Ocean, more than a million penguins, nested annually in this provincial fauna reserve. Despite being the largest continental colony of Magellanic penguins in the world, in recent seasons, there has been a decline in the population,Read More

The whale breastfeeds her calf

Female whales reach sexual maturity at five or six years of age, and according to studies provided by the Patagonia Natural Foundation, the reproduction rate is one calf every 3 years, knowing that the gestation takes place in a period of approximately 12 months. , plus one year of suckling of the breeding and anotherRead More

Peninsula Valdes – General characteristics

Península Valdes was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, in 1999. Its great beauty and majesty, its prehistoric soil full of marine fossils, its infinite landscapes, the pure and abundant air that is breathed here, contain in a splendid frame the arrival of whales, penguins, dolphins, sea lions and elephants seals. Characteristics that makeRead More

Diving in “El Derby” Puerto Pirámides

Scuba diving is of importance, the second tourist activity offered by Peninsula Valdes, considered by transparency, tranquilized of water and for having been a pioneer in this aquatic sport the diving capital in Argentina. The only two locations that share the waters of the Golfo Nuevo, geographically facing are distanced by 100 km, Puerto Madryn

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Punta Piramide Reserve in Whales Season

Punta Piramide Reserve has a privileged location, just 3.1 mi (5 km) from our town Puerto Piramides, it is ideal to contemplate the sunset, with the sun disappearing into the sea. Many neighbors and tourists are at that magical moment in this place. The geography, as I describe it in another article, is cliffy and with

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How to get to Birds Island from Puerto Madryn?

How to get to Birds Island from Puerto Madryn? The Bird Island Reserve is located on Route 2 after entering the Valdes Peninsula. A 7 km from the booths where you paid the entrance, there is a roundabout. The first access is to the Visitor Center. A museum can take a screenshot of the regionRead More

Touring the Birds Island Reserve

Birds Island touring the reserve The Birds Island Reserve has a large fixed binocular, allowing visitors to move-in close to the action while not disturbing or altering the bird’s reproductive behavior during their spring and summer residence. Birds Island Reserve Peninsula Valdes The color of their feathers are acquired by the food they eat, that’sRead More

Dive in “El Folias” Puerto Madryn

The Folías is a wreck that was 233 ft ( 71 m ) in length, today it is heeled over bevor 1.300 ft ( 400 m ) from Playa Parana 5.6 mi ( 9 km ) from Puerto Madryn. It can be seen from the coast because it is half-sunken. At low tide, the clayey soil where it restsRead More

New Sunk Boats for diving in Puerto Madryn

2 Of the 14 areas of underwater tourism that are in Puerto Madryn, were created with a difference of 4 months. At the end of 2017, a Chinese fishing vessel that had been caught when fishing illegally in the Exclusive Economic Zone of Argentina sank. The boat HU SHUN YU 809 known in the nauticalRead More

The Guanaco, in Peninsula Valdes and Patagonia

The Guanacos (Lama guanicoe), are mammals, relatives of llamas belonging to the order of the camelids, they carry with humility the title of being the largest terrestrial vertebrates of Patagonia. This beautiful animal species was before the arrival of the white man, a fundamental ally for the survival of the indigenous people who inhabited Patagonia,

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How much does the Entrance to the Peninsula Valdes Reserve cost?

The price of the entrance to the Peninsula Valdés Reserve that we publish is updated by the price inflation in Argentine pesos, so click on the link to confirm the current price, at the time of your trip. In the Guardian Booths of the entrance, they will also give you brochures about the fauna andRead More

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