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Snorkeling with sea lions

Snorkeling with sea lions

Snorkeling with sea lions One of the most attractive adventure activities for travelers to the Valdes Peninsula is Scuba Diving. Scuba is a discipline that is enjoyed by more and more visitors every day and there are many ideal underwater formations in and around the coast of Puerto Madryn and Puerto Piramides. 15 different professionalRead More

Mountain Bike in Peninsula Valdes

Mountainbike around Peninsula Valdes  Mountain bike riding is an adventure sport practiced just about everywhere with Patagonia being no exception. In Puerto Piramides, long time resident Mario Gadda offers daily tours and other special excursions. The name of his business Traccion a Sangre and his tours will take you along paths, trails and old ranch roads are known onlyRead More

Where to sleep in Puerto Piramides?

21% tax refund Just with us! * * To be exempt from this 21% VAT... Per national law, a 21% room tax must be paid by Argentinean citizens. To be exempt from this 21% VAT (IVA), a non-Argentinean guest, must present a valid, original passport sealed at the port of entry and must pay withRead More

Conservation of the El Doradillo Protected Natural Area

Since 2005, María Cabrera is the head of Conservation of the Protected Natural Area El Doradillo. During the shore whale watching season peak from these privileged beaches, we take the opportunity to have a conversation with her. What is the Protected Area El Doradillo all about? The aim of creating a protected natural area at El DoradilloRead More

How to Reach El Doradillo from Puerto Madryn

The protected area finds its starting point at the coastal geographic feature known as Punta Arco, located about 12.5mi ( 20 km ) from Puerto Madryn. It spreads through an area parallel to the coast covering 1.9 mi ( 3 km ) wide and about 16 mi ( 25 km ) long, including Punta Ameghino, the popular dwelling place forRead More

Are male Penguins and females alike?

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The penguin’s males are barely larger than the females, have longer and wider beaks and a more pronounced forehead. The male weighs around 8.8 to 11 lb ( 4 to 5 Kg ) and measures 18 in ( 45 cm ). They reach sexual maturity at 4 or 5 years old, both sexes. Every year at the

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Videos of Kayaks in Peninsula Valdes

Videos of Kayaks in Peninsula Valdes A sequence of short but intense videos ... The adventure in a kayak is shared by many enthusiasts who practice this sport and have the fortune to do it in Peninsula Valdes. Many of them in whale season or sea lion season, either from Puerto Madryn or Puerto Piramides.Read More

Selection of videos Filmed in El Doradillo Beach

If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video is a whole dictionary! Enjoy these videos filmed in El Doradillo Beach during the whale season. The closeness of these huge mammals to the coast is evidenced in the aerial shots filmed from the drones. Images from a considerable height, also let compare the sizeRead More

The Shared History of the Sea Lions and Man

The coastal sea lion population was greatly affected as a direct result of the killing of these animals for their skin and fat. In the Valdes Peninsula alone, more than 260,000 sea lions were massacred from 1917 to 1953. During this same time frame, the number of sea lions processed is Argentina was well over oneRead More

Museums about the Sea in Puerto Madryn

Also, Puerto Madryn has to offer convention center, university and a series of museums and activities that educate about life at sea with graphics, presentations, and models. One of them is the Ecocentro, a place to know, perceive and enjoy the nature generated around the sea. Opened at the beginning of this new millennium, itRead More

Adventure Tourism in Puerto Madryn

Recreational activities in pure open air Tourism is a new industry, throughout the Argentine Patagonia. For 30 years, the citizens of Puerto Madryn have increasingly invested in facilities and places to receive visitors. Adventure activities and options to enjoy nature are consolidated. Mountainbike, coastal navigations, kayaking, 4x4 excursions, are ways to integrate and know theRead More

Punta Flecha Observatory – Natural Patagonia Foundation

From the Punta Flecha observatory of the Patagonia Natural Foundation, located 66 ft ( 20 m)  high, it is an ideal place to see them from very close and with the addition of being able to listen to them through a hydrophone that this foundation has installed. An interview about the coastal observation of the whale wasRead More

Birth of Whale, a photographic document with history

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I want to document a right whale birth !!! It is a phrase that I heard my friend and colleague Luis Pettite say, during practically a decade and a half, many but many times. I must admit that although I consider myself optimistic, I constantly disarticulated his dream and told him, but that is very

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Where to sleep in Whale Season in Peninsula Valdes?

Where to sleep in Whale Season?Puerto Madryn or Puerto Piramides? The capital of whale watching in Argentina is Puerto Pirámides, only village within the reserve Valdes Peninsula. a town of 500 inhabitants. The only port enabled to perform this nautical tour. Ideal to sleep and be near the whales all the time. If you live inRead More

Patagonian Skunk

There is an abundant population of Patagonian Skunks (Conepatus humboldtii) in the Valdes Peninsula and often they will be seen in areas of human activity. Such is the case in the area around Punta Delgada where they are easily observed. This species of skunk is not as social as others and is usually seen alone

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Patagonian Grey Fox

Patagonian Grey Fox The Grey Fox (Pseudalopex griseus), for the most part, lives a solitary and primarily nocturnal lifestyle. For refuge and for raising its pups it will occupy a cave built earlier by a Hairy Armadillo (Xenarthra) or other burrowing animal or in the hollow of a tree if found. They are territorial animals and willRead More

Guides of Peninsula Valdes

Guides of Peninsula Valdes Marine and bird fauna In these Guides of Peninsula Valdes that I publish next, you can know in detail about each animal of sea and land that visits this region of the Argentine Patagonia. Del Nomade Eco Hotel introduces you a guide about the most important marine species that inhabit our waters ofRead More

Dusky dolphin in Peninsula Valdes

Dolphin watchingfrom Puerto Madryn and Puerto Piramides Also known as FitzRoy Dolphin, the dusky dolphin gives splashes of magic and mischief in the calm waters of the gulf. Feel the energy of man’s best friend in the sea. It’s a marine mammal from the cetacean group, Odontoceti subgroup (such as orcas). It has a short,Read More

Feeding the penguin offspring

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The diet of the penguin offspring, in this first stage is based on anchovies that the parents eat alternating in the sea and regurgitate once back in the nest to each of their chicks, who put the whole head inside the throat through the peak of their parent and eat rations permanently, ensuring the metabolism

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Crested Duck

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The Crested Duck (Lophonetta specularioides) is a bird from South America and of the 2 species that exist, one nest in Chilean Patagonia and Argentina, including the Malvinas Islands. It inhabits freshwater lakes and marine coasts. Therefore Peninsula Valdes comes in the spring because it is a nesting season and the peninsula is great maternity.

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