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Stories and Tips Puerto Madryn

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Puerto Madryn: Whales, Penguins and Welsh Heritage

Written by Robert Raymond Ingledew on 04 Jul, 2007

PUERTO MADRYN: WHALES, ORCAS, DOLPHINS, PENGUINS, SEA ELEPHANTS, SEA LIONS, AND WELSH HERITAGEThe Welsh settlers disembarked in Puerto Madryn in the 1800s looking for new horizons, in a land where only the Indian lived. Since they found no fresh water in the area, they…Read More


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Las Grutas, Playas Doradas and Salinas del Gualicho

Written by Robert Raymond Ingledew on 14 Apr, 2007

Las Grutas, a beautiful Mediterranean village by the seaside.  The last time I went to Puerto Madryn two years ago, I made a stopover at this beautiful village. It is very small (25 times smaller than Puerto Madryn, 3,500 inhabitants instead of 80,000, but it…Read More


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The Tour to Punta Tombo

Written by Robert Raymond Ingledew on 14 Apr, 2007

It is important to know when to go to Puerto Madryn. For example, if you go between April and May, you will not find any whales, or any penguins, that are the two main attractions in the area. The area near to Puerto Madryn is…Read More


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Bus Tours

Written by Robert Raymond Ingledew on 20 Sep, 2006

If you go to Puerto Madryn from January to May, you will find very little to see: Whales leave in December and penguins leave in March/April. However, it does have lovely beaches, that you can enjoy until Easter, more or less, but the main attraction…Read More


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Other Places to Visit in Puerto Madyn

Written by Robert Raymond Ingledew on 14 Apr, 2007

Punta Loma: some 14 miles away from the downtown towards the south, Punta Loma is a very interesting colony of seals. There are cliffs over the sea, and cormorants have their nests in the banks, watching out for fish. The color of the area is…Read More


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Península Valdez, Puerto Pirámides, and More

Written by Robert Raymond Ingledew on 14 Apr, 2007

The tour to Península Valdez. This is probably the longest tour we will take, and is also the most expensive one: over 40 dollars for the land section, plus some 20 dollars more for a whale-watching tour at Puerto Pirámides. It all depends on how…Read More


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Gaimen: Crewe without the style

Written by WitlessWanderer on 02 Dec, 2005

Only a short 45-minute bus ride ($2) from Trelew is the village of Gaimen, a Welsh cultural centre (it holds their annual Eistedfodd).The Museo Hist󲩣o Regional Gales ($1) is pleasantly set in the old railway station, but you'll be delayed waiting for trains back home.…Read More


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