In and around the nourishing waters along the coast of the Valdes peninsula an especially varied animal life manifests itself with for instance penguins, seals, sea lions, whales and sea elephants!

  • Eye to eye with whales
    Eye to eye with whales

    Wonderful photo opportunity

  • Whales
    Whales

    Impressive!

  • Penguins
    Penguins

    Magellanic Penguins!

  • Whales at the Valdes Peninsula
    Whales at the Valdes Peninsula

    What a power!

  • Peninsula Valdes |
    Peninsula Valdes |

    Beautiful view

  • Whales
    Whales

    Experience it!

The Valdes Peninsula was named a world heritage fauna reserve by UNESCO. It lies about 80 kilometres from the town of Puerto Madryn. The peninsula’s shape, with its many sheltered bays and coves, is what makes all sorts of whales and dolphins choose these calm waters as their delivery room. The rich fishing ground also allows great colonies of seals, penguins and sea lions to live on the rocky coast.

The only town on the Valdes Peninsula is Puerto Pirámides. This town owes its name to the pyramid shaped rocks around the bay. The roads on the Valdes Peninsula (about 400 km) are mostly unpaved. 

The highlights of the Valdes Peninsula are;
- Punta Piramide (sea lions)
- Punta Pardelas (beach, fishing, snorkelling and scuba diving)
- Punta Norte (sea elephants)
- Caleta Valdes (sea elephants and seals)
- Punta Delgada (point of the peninsula, lighthouse)

 

From March to September the whales stay near the coasts to have their babies. There is a bigger chance of seeing sea elephants in September and October.

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