Puerto Madryn: Penguins and Whales
A gateway to the whales, penguins, the Valdes Peninsula and Welsh traditions.
Puerto Madryn amazes the tourist right at the very first sight. It is one of the¬†most vibrant¬†cities¬†in Patagonia,¬†with a beautiful coastal avenue overlooking the¬†huge natural amphitheater¬†of¬†Nuevo Gulf.
Madryn¬†is a port city¬†with¬†a major¬†deep-water port.¬†But it is also¬†an industrial city,¬†mainly focused on aluminum production, fishing and tourism.
It was founded on the¬†28th. of July of 1865, date of arrival of 150¬†Welsh immigrants¬†aboard the “Mimosa” that called this natural harbor “Puerto Madryn”¬†after Loves Jones Parry, who was the Baron of Madryn in the country of Wales.
The settlement became effective when Welsh, Italian and Spanish immigrants built the railroad from Madryn to¬†Trelew.
The Railway Station, built in 1889, was recycled maintaining the original structure for the new Bus Terminal.
Punta Cuevas was the place of the first settlement. Ruins still can be observed.
At present, Madryn has a population of 80,000.
No doubt that Madryn¬īs attraction is the fact of being less than 50 km. from the Peninsula de Vald√©s,¬†a natural¬†sanctuary with a great variety of marine fauna and where¬†whale watching¬†is one of the greatest attractions.
The ideal trip for those willing to know Argentina's travel icons: Perito Moreno Glacier in El Calafate, the End of the World in Ushuaia, the indispensable and mysterious Buenos Aires and the new Wonder of the World, The Iguaz√ļ Falls.
A combo that lacks nothing, with...
This is a journey to the End of the World, reaching the mythical Tierra del Fuego and then visiting the Glaciers National Park and the deservedly famous Perito Moreno Glacier. Simply put, it is a seven days journey of non-stop beauty, distributed across the cities...
This dream tour includes the ride in the Los Glaciares National Park until you reach the famous Perito Moreno Glacier, crossing walkways and balconies that will allow you to have excellent views of this mass of ice. A unique sensation of smallness in front of...
The two most iconic & emblematic Natural Monuments in Argentina, both declared World Heritage Sites, toured in six unforgettable days. The immense glaciers in Patagonia and the spectacular Iguaz√ļ Waterfalls in the north-eastern region of the country, will leave you breathless.
An ideal option in order to get to know three of Patagonia¬ís major sites: first, the Atlantic Ocean littoral, Puerto Madryn and Valdes Peninsula, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; later, a visit to the majestic Glaciers National Park and Perito Moreno with its magical, blue...
Two excursions will allow you to appreciate in a complete way this privileged place in our Atlantic Patagonia:
- A visit to Pen√≠nsula de Vald√©s, an amazing Patagonia Flora and Fauna reservation at its purest state. It is cosidered a World Heritage site by UNESCO.