Places of Interest
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 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.
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.