Ecotourism in Puerto Madryn Patagonia Argentina
The ecotourism experiences in Argentina are innumerable. From whale watching in the Valdés Peninsula, north of Patagonia, to practice bird watching in the Ibera Marshes, from observation and interpretation of flora and fauna in traditional Estancias of La Pampa to “eco” accommodation in subtropical jungle of Iguazú.
From June to December the coast of southern Argentina are the stunning setting for one of the most impressive natural attractions in the world: the arrival of southern right whales and bottlenose dolphins off the coast of Peninsula Valdes to mate and give birth their young. The southern right whale, which migrates each year, is 17 meters long and 70 tonnes in weight. In its life comes to accumulate mileage exceeds seven times the planet. Peninsula Valdes also offers other natural shelters to go, as Bird Island, Caleta Valdes, Punta Pyramids, Punta Delgada and Punta Loma, home to sea lions and elephant seals.
• Atlantic Patagonia: from Puerto Madryn city located on the Atlantic coast it is possible to access Peninsula Valdes, where wonderful marine wildlife, amphibious and land unfolding. Abundance of penguins, whales, seals and sea lions, along with a rich cultural mix from descendants of native tribes with different waves of European immigrants Patagonia form a completely different and much less known than traditional mountain lakes and glaciers. Ideal for nature lovers, especially marine life and photography of it.
Full day regular excursion to Peninsula Valdés, including boat trip for whale watching:
Valdes Peninsula, is one of the few places in the world where you can observe in their natural habitat at the southern whale. It is also the place with the highest concentration of marine life. Entering the peninsula, visit the interpretation center Ameghino Isthmus, where is installed a representative sample of native wildlife. Continue the journey you can find the ecotourist village of Puerto Pyramid, distant 90 kilometers from the city of Puerto Madryn, from where depart the authorized boats to watch the whale sightings. Afterwards, continue touring the peninsula, where the route is also seen native terrestrial fauna: maras, guanacos, Patagonian foxes. And finally, check the Caleta Delgada, where there is a large colony of elephant seals.