Declared Natural Patrimony of Humanity (UNESCO 1999) has been for hundreds of years the place chosen by several species to reproduce, give birth and rest.
Visiting its most important points you will be able to observe great amount of fauna.
Ameghino Istmo Interpretation Center: Is the first stop on our trip and a glimpse of all that we will see in the Peninsula, flora, fauna, history, geography all in this place where also highlights the skeleton of a ballenato.
Island of the Birds: Named for the large number of birds that nest here as penguins, cormorants, herons, oysters, among others. It has a small interpretation center and viewers since you can not enter the island because it is protected.
Punta Norte: Famous for being the unique place where there are attacks of orcas on the colonies of sea lions that reproduce in this zone. While observing the wolves we will be able to be visited by small furry and curious animals that approach people.
Caleta Valdés: This beautiful area can be perfectly observed the "lagoon" that is formed between the cove and the peninsula, also has one of the many colonies of Magellanic penguins.
Cantor Point: Here we will find a colony of elephant seals especially in the period where they reproduce during the months of September to November and where you can get to see killer whales. It also has a small interpretive trail of flora and fauna of the area that reaches a viewpoint where you can see the mouth of the Caleta Valdés.
Port Pyramid: Unique town and center of service in the Peninsula. During the months of June to December whale watching, these animals are very curious so you do not need to follow them as they approach the boat, pass underneath it, make jumps and when they submerge show us their Wonderful and so famous tails (caudal fin).
The Southern Right Whale reaches 16 meters and weighs 40 tons and every year they reach the waters of the Golfo Nuevo to mate or give birth to their young.
Yellow Submarine: Another option for whale watching from Puerto Pirámides is the Yellow Submarine. This boat has the peculiarity of being semi-submersible so you can see whales, dolphins or sea lions from a unique place almost as if you dive with them, you can also choose at all times If you want to be on the outer deck or in the underwater cabin.
Punta Tombo: September to March,
At 180 km from Madryn, the protected area Punta Tombo is the largest colony on the continent of Magellanic penguins, in the middle of the season it has more than 800 thousand penguins that every year up its coast to reproduce in what is a True journey.
This particular bird measures about 40 cm and although it has a clumsy but nice walk are excellent swimmers and divers, their bodies have been perfectly adapted to life in the sea where they spend much of their life.
But in Punta Tombo there are not only penguins you can see living with them, guanacos, cuises and other visitors less desired by penguins like skuas and seagulls predatory birds as well as foxes and wildcats.
The colony is crossed by a footbridge of 2 km which you can walk walking and observe closely the penguins. We also recommend visiting the interpretation center of Punta Tombo to learn and learn more about the fascinating world of penguins.