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Why now is the best time to visit Puerto Madryn

Puerto Madryn offers a wide range of alternatives to visit. And this season, the options are many.
Puerto Madryn
| 10 January, 2020 |

Tucked away in a protected bay in northern Patagonia, Puerto Madrynwas founded, in 1865, by 150 Welsh immigrants who fled the economic difficulties of Britain’s Industrial Revolution. Today it is a thriving city that has much to offer to the visitor.

The area around Puerto Madryn is famous for its diverse wildlife. The Punta Loma Reserve, just 17 km from the city, is the best place to see the sea lions with a hair basking in the sun.

You can discover much more about the natural world at the Ecocentro, an interactive science centre full of swimming pools, attractive exhibits and panoramic views of the sea. For outdoor adventurers and wildlife lovers, Puerto Madryn offers an exciting and immersive escape.

Sea and Beach

From the pier, in the center of the city, Madryn offers a beach coastline ideal for walking, jogging or spending the day in front of the sea without waves of the Gulf Nuevo. Also, along the coast, a wide promenade is transformed into an ideal circuit for cycling, skateboarding or rollers.

The city has 7 spas and a municipal parador offers free shows and dance classes every summer. It also has beach volleyball courts and every Saturday in January and February the tourist will be able to visit “Edible Madryn” a walk of flavors in the Playón Recreativo entrance to the Piedra Buena Pier. It is an excellent proposal where local entrepreneurs who offer a great variety of gastronomy together with local artists, admission is free and free.

In many of the paradores there are wind and kite surfing classes, kayaking, board rental and stand up paddle and yoga classes, diving baptisms and snorkeling with sea lions in Punta Loma.


It’s not just sunshine that you live

Puerto Madryn, is a fishing port that, combined with an excellent level of cooks, offers a unique alternative on the Patagonian Atlantic coast. It also has one of the oldest and most important gastronomic festivals in southern Argentina, “Madryn al Plato”. Lamb, wakame algae and salicornias, salt crystals, prawns, knives and squid star in the menus of restaurants all over the city.

The Dolphins of Madryn

After the whale season that runs from June to December, some varieties of dolphins arrive in Puerto Madryn. The sighting extends until April, it is surprising to live the experience of dolphins in their natural habitat.

The main specimen of the waters of the Golfo Nuevo is the Dark Dolphin, which travels in groups ranging from the eight to the fifteen specimens, dancing around the boats.

But it is not the only one: there are also the common dolphins that, associated with the dark ones, make the delight of tourists. In Minor

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