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Puerto Madryn
Argentina

The port of Puerto Madryn was founded in 1865 by Welsh settlers. Nearby, The City of Pensula Valdés is a sanctuary for wild animals. It is possible to admire whales, penguins, elephant seals. The city as such has very little to offer visitors.

Useful Information

Language

Spanish

Currency

ARS
Argentine peso - The Argentine peso is very volatile. It is therefore not possible to exchange them in Canada before (and after) your trip. Some ATMs will allow you to make withdrawals. Fees can be high. Alternatively, you can bring U.S. dollars and exchange them at the bank. The U.S. dollar is also accepted by many shops.

Currency Converters:  
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XE

Time difference

UTC: -4

from New York: +1h

from San Francisco: +3h

from London: -4h

Tips

A 10% tip will be appreciated in restaurants. US$5 will be appreciated for taxi rides from the airport to the centre of the city.

Weather
°C °F

MonthTemperature (Celsius)Temperature (Fahrenheit)Precipitations
Minimum
Average
Maximum
(mminch)
January
14 57
20 68
27 81
492.00
February
13 56
19 67
27 80
532.00
March
11 52
17 63
24 76
542.25
April
8 47
14 58
21 69
562.25
May
5 41
10 51
16 61
632.50
June
3 37
8 46
13 55
662.50
July
2 36
7 45
13 55
632.50
August
3 37
9 47
15 58
592.25
September
5 40
11 51
17 63
582.25
October
7 44
13 56
20 68
592.25
November
10 49
16 61
24 75
512.00
December
12 54
18 65
26 79
482.00

Where is locate the Port of Puerto Madryn

Puerto Madryn has two piers. One is located directly in the centre of the city and the other is located just over 6 KM from the city in a deep golf course. Generally, you will dock at the Alte Storni pier. A shuttle will transport you from the ship to the entrance to the port.

Travelling around the port of Puerto Madryn

The center of the city is within walking distance from the Luis Piedrabuena wharf.

From the Almirante Storni wharf, it is not advisable to try to walk to the centre of the city as the area between the port and the centre of the city is not safe.

Taxis are available at the port. To get to the centre of the city, it will cost about US$5 from Almirante Storni Wharf. It is possible to negotiate a taxi for packages on time in order to visit the tourist attractions of the region.

Activities in Puerto Madryn

Nature

Valdès Peninsula

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Protected nature reserve. You will see many animal species throughout the year.

  • The visitor centre presents an exhibition on the park, its fauna and flora.
  • Caleta Valdés: colony of elephant seals (165km from Puerto Madryn)
  • Puerto Pirumides: the only village in the peninsula. Watch sea lions and whales. (92km from Puerto Madryn)
  • Estancia San Lorenzo as Magellan Penguin colony
  • Punta Norte: a colony of elephant seals, seabirds and orcas. 160km from Puerto Madryn)

Punta Tombo

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The largest nesting site for Magellanic penguins in mainland South America. Nearly 500,000 penguins can be found there between November and March. (174km from Puerto Madryn)

Punta Loma Natural Reserve

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A watchtower allows you to observe a colony of sea lions. Cormorants, guanacos, armadillos and foxes can also be observed. (15km from Puerto Madryn)

Activities

Gaiman Village

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80km from Puerto Madryn, this village is still steeped in the heritage of Welsh settlers. Tea rooms, red brick houses and museums that trace their history are the attractions of this village.

Excursions in Puerto Madryn

  • Museum of Paleontology
  • Kayaking with sea lions
  • Observation of Toninas (dolphins)

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