Punta Loma has a magnificent view to watch sea lions and birds from a cliff all year long.
Driving to the south of the city, along Brown Boulevard and almost where the pavement ends, you’ll reach the area of Punta Cuevas. It is an emblematic place since it used to be the first colons settlement and first houses in Puerto Madryn; it is one of the oldest places of the colonized Patagonia.
Monument to Tehuelche Indian and Ecocentro
Just a few metres after and going up the boulevard, you’ll reach a monument to the Tehuelche Indian, a place that offers a highlighted panoramic view of the Nuevo Gulf and of the city, its beaches and piers.
Ecocentro in Puerto Madryn
Just 150 metres ahead, you’ll reach Ecocentro Puerto Madryn, a place dedicated to sea ecosystems interpretation and educative, scientific and cultural activities.
PUNTA LOMA NPA (Natural Protected Area)
Going on to the south, along 14km of gravel road, and after to pay the entrance fee the Natural Proteccted Area Punta Loma, you’ll reach a viewpoint settled on a cliff and where you’ll see the Nuvo Gulf, a permanent sea lions and cormorants colonies. There’s also a pathway in the protected area to interpret flora. This area can be visited all year long considering the time of low tide.
Cerro Avanzado and gulf beaches
Just 3km south, you’ll reach Cerro Avanzado (Avanzado Hill), a sedimentary formation that date millions of years and keep among their strata oysters and marine vertebrates fossil remains. In this tour it is also possible to stop on the gulf beaches: del Pozo Beach, Paraná Beach, Punta Este and Kaiser Beach. There are several agencies that organized outings combining activities, as an alternative to the most conventional excursions.