Discover the nature very close to you and enjoy the great variety of products and services the city offers…
Its touristic offers and strategic location are undeniable and it is the main tourism services centre in east Patagonia. It is also the entrance door to Península Valdés, listed as World Heritage by UNESCO in 1999.
FOUNDED IN 1865
Puerto Madryn city was founded in 1865 when the first Welsh settlers arrived.
The first working settlement was created when the railway was built, in June 1889. It aimed to transport the settlers farming production to the whole valley.
ALUAR ALUMINUN PLANT
Another event that fostered its growth was the establishment of ALUAR Aluminum Plant in 1971. At that time, the population was about 6500 habitants; from the moment ALUAR got established, the population started increasing continuously, and this consolidated the city as a touristic centre.
DIVING NATIONAL CITY
Our main incomes are boosted by aluminum production, fishing activity and tourism. This last activity was born in the ’60, when the Submarine Tourism Promotor Committee of Bahía Nueva was created. It aimed to plan and build artificial reefs inside San José and Nuevo gulfs, places currently visited by tourists to experience the traditional submarine baptism in this distinguished Diving National City.