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Puerto Madryn: Penguins and Whales

A gateway to the whales, penguins, the Valdes Peninsula and Welsh traditions.

Puerto Madryn

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.

Puerto MadrynMadryn 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.

Puerto Madryn

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.

Patagonia Tours
Two excursions will allow you to appreciate in a complete way this privileged place in our Atlantic Patagonia: - A visit to Península de Valdés, an amazing Patagonia Flora and Fauna reservation at its purest state. It is cosidered a World Heritage site by UNESCO. -...
This tour will allow you to appreciate in a complete way this privileged place in our Atlantic Patagonia: A visit to Península de Valdés, an amazing Patagonia Flora and Fauna reservation in its purest state that was declared World Heritage site by UNESCO. Besides, there is...
An ideal option in order to get to know three of Patagonia’s 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...
These two excursions will allow you to appreciate in a complete way this privileged place in our Atlantic Patagonia: - A visit to Península de Valdés, an amazing Patagonian Flora and Fauna reservation in its purest state. It is considered a World Heritage site by UNESCO....

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