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A sacred place with a great bird diversity

Unique shore landscape colony dwelt by southern elephant seals. To the north of Punta Cantor, there’s a small colony of Magellanic Penguins. The area provides gastronomy services, restrooms and rangers.

Slopes of sedimentary origin that date millions of years and keep among their strata oysters and marine vertebrates fossil remains.
It is a unique place that has an outstanding view, where whales can be watched just a few metres far from the shore.
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A dam that regulates the Chubut River water flow. In summer, you may carry out recreational activities, fishing and adventure activities such as float trip, rafting, trekking, rappel, tyrolean, etc.
It is an Argentinean Army’s unoccupied lighthouse, located close to the north of Puerto Madryn city and southwest of Valdés peninsula. Its structure has a 15 metres tall iron truncated square pyramid tower that is 34,5 metres elevated above sea level. It has a red post with 2 white horizontal stripes and another central red.
It is a strategic point to see both gulfs that cover its shores: San José gulf in the north and Nuevo gulf in the south.
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This place in El Doradillo NPA has ideal features that make possible to watch whales from the shore since these cetaceans get close to it between June and October.
From the shore to the plateau, the prehistory, life of Welsh colons and nature are blended in this tour along the Low Valley of Chubut River.
It is a pebble beach in the south of Puerto Madryn. Just 300 metres from the shore there is a semi sunk ship called “Folías”, a 60 metres long fishing boat that ran aground over 20 years ago after suffering a fire on board. At low tide, you may see its hull covered by seaweed, molluscs and crustaceans.
A place in the world favoured by its nature and listed by UNESCO as World Heritage in 1999.
Puerto Lobos is a unoccupied town located right in the south of Sjenka stream estuary and the interprovincial limit of Chubut and the province of Río Negro. It is an ideal place to enjoy the landscape, beaches and also activities such as fishing.
It is the only town and services centre in Península Valdés, which was listed as World Heritage by Unesco.
In the southside of Valdés Peninsula you’ll reach an elephant seals colony that may watch from a public viewpoint.
It is located 70km away from Puerto Pirámides. At first, its light equipment worked with petrol, nowadays its light works with electric energy by means of an autonomous generator.
Punta Loma has a magnificent view to watch sea lions and birds from a cliff all year long.
In this point, there are reproductive elephant seals (Mirounga leonina) colonies that alight in pebble beaches. It is also possible to watch orcas (Orcinus orca) getting close to the beaches.
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This lighthouse was launched on July, 18th 1916. Originally, it was a 13 metres tall iron truncated square pyramid tower that had 11 nautical miles of lighting scope. In 1971 it was replaced by a plastic cylindrical tower, that is why its current format is conical frustum, with black and yellow horizontal stripes. Since its installation, it used to work with acetylene gas, but in 1986 its energy source was replaced by photovoltaic solar energy through the use of solar panels and batteries.
It is an important reproductive colony of one-hair sea lions (Otaria flavescens) and elephant seals. The operational unit has an interpretation centre, a grocery store and restrooms.
This lighthouse is a cylindrical iron tower with upper platform, handrail and post. It is 16,5 metres tall, has stairs in the inside and access to light equipment.
It is located in the Nuevo gulf in Valdés Peninsula and 5 kilometres away from Puerto Pirámides. This place forms a protected area highly visited in summer where sea lions watching is an important attraction.
Punta Tombo is a fauna colony in the Atlantic shore of the Province of Chubut in Argentina, and one of the main and largest continental colonies of Magellanic Penguins.
It is located about 35 km below sea level, in the south centre of península Valdés, and one of the lowest regions in Argentina.
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