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 more than 200,000 seabirds. This Penguin Colony with an annual progressive growth of approximately 20% began to form at the beginning of the 1970s. Exceeded in quantity by Punta Tombo, which shelters nearly 1,000,000 penguins..
For some scientists and connoisseurs, the San Lorenzo Penguin Colony, barely 40 years old, was growing, due to a territorial displacement from Punta Tombo, attracted by schools of fish, on the seaboard of Península Valdés, the food they need daily to feed and feed their young.
The amount of penguins that we can see as tourists is the same in Peninsula Valdes or Punta Tombo. They are Many Penguins !!! The density of the nests is proportional and the route is through limited trails of the penguin colonies. When talking about such large numbers, and distribution along several kilometers on the coast, if you come to Peninsula Valdes because of the enormous diversity of fauna, you have to be aware of the distance to Punta Tombo, from Puerto Piramides. make 600 kilometers between roundtrip !!!, crossing cities and losing a lot of time to travel that huge distance, to be in a reserve just a few hours.