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Puerto Madryn, Argentina

This pretty seaside town in the Patagonian province of Chubut is your gateway to an exotic and exciting Eden of wonder. From here you can venture to the Península Valdés, the world-famous wildlife sanctuary, and Punta Tombo, home to the world's biggest colony of Magellanic penguins. Madryn also has its own set of attractions, from its beaches to its historic sites steeped in Welsh tradition.

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Puerto Madryn, Argentina

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The One Thing You Don't Want to Miss

No trip to Puerto Madryn would be complete without an excursion to the Peninsula Valdés, one of the world's most important nature reserves. Keep an eye out for elephant seals and sea lions, and if it's the season for it, you can go on a whale-watching expedition.

Other Fun Things to Do

Visit the Punta Tombo Penguin Rookery for an eyeful of Magellanic Penguins.
Spend a perfect day at one of the beautiful beaches. .
Stroll the Museo Oceanográfico y de Ciencias Naturales (Ocean and Natural Sciences Museum). It houses an exotic collection of local flora and fauna.
The city has plenty of historical sites so take a walking tour down its storied streets.

Sporting Adventures

Break out the flippers. With its clear waters and abundance of underwater wonders, Puerto Madryn's Golfo Nuevo is Argentina's scuba-diving mecca.

Shopping for Bargains

Local artisans sell a variety of handmade goods that include ceramics, sweaters and Mupuche silverware.

Get a Taste of Local Flavor

Beef may be an Argentinean staple, but Patagonians opt for lamb. And for dessert, make sure to sample the native chocolate and traditional Welsh cake.

Local Currency

The Argentine peso is the official currency. Foreign currencies can be exchanged in banks and authorized bureaus. Several shops do accept U.S. dollars and Euros. American Express, VISA, Diners Club and Master Card are also widely accepted. Please note there may be difficulty in exchanging traveler's checks.

Weather in Puerto Madryn, Argentina


Temperature Fahrenheit Celsius
Average High 71.6° 22°
Average Low 50.5° 10.28°
Mean Temperature 60° 15.56°
Record High N/A N/A
Record Low N/A N/A
Precipitation Inches Centimeters
Average Precip. 0.8 in 2.03 cm

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