Travel Blogs from Puerto Madryn, Argentina

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Wildlife, Whales & Welsh(?) tea, Puerto Madryn, Argentina travel blog

Wildlife, Whales & Welsh(?) tea

A travel blog entry by nadinehanlon

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... estate, but the only evidence of this is a monument with the Welsh dragon on it and a list of the settlers names. Puerto Madryn is the main place to stay where you can access the Peninsula Valdes from, a nature reserve full of sealions, elephant ...

Puerto Madryn, Puerto Madryn, Argentina travel blog

Puerto Madryn

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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Alex: Puerto Madryn is a busy little sea side town full of holidaying Argentinians, which, as we arrived in at 16.00 meant trouble of the no hotel room kind. We did the usual walking around various hotels with our backpack until at last we found a ...

Penguins in holes?, Puerto Madryn, Argentina travel blog

Penguins in holes?

A travel blog entry by seankervin

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Who knew penguins lived in holes? Four of us hired a car to head to the largest penguin colony outside Antarctica.  Over 350,000 penguins live in this rookery and I guess I expected to see thousands of penguins hanging out on the beach pooping ...

How NOT to Learn New Words in Spanish, Puerto Madryn, Argentina travel blog

How NOT to Learn New Words in Spanish

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... good friend Yngve from Norway, I left Bariloche and find myself at the Atlantic Ocean again in the city of Puerto Madryn; famous for whale watching, penguins, sea lions and other assorted wild life that come here to feed and breed ...

Taking photos with National Geographic, Puerto Madryn, Argentina travel blog

Taking photos with National Geographic

A travel blog entry by seankervin

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Peninsula Valdez is a massive sand-bar marine-refuge on the Northern Atlantic corner of Argentine Patagonia.  Elephant seals, whales, orcas, penguins, wild llamas, and the worlds largest rabbits (who knew) call the peninsula home. ...

A hitchhiker's guide to..actually, don't follow us, Puerto Madryn, Argentina travel blog

A hitchhiker's guide to..actually, don't follow us

A travel blog entry by shawnsmith

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... 2000 freaking kilometres from where we started this little hitchhiking odyssey. We have however arrived in the lovely seaside town of Puerto Madryn, safe, sound and with some serious adventures under our belt - not to mention almost $100US each that we ...

Sea Lions, Whales, Elephant Seals, Peguins, Puerto Madryn, Argentina travel blog

Sea Lions, Whales, Elephant Seals, Peguins

A travel blog entry by basa1126

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... there each year between august and December but they are on their own cycle and over all they have identified 2000 individual whales in Puerto Madryn and they track their activity. So lucky for us we got to see a mother and her calf play with our boat ...

An arid coast bursting with marine life, Peninsula Valdez, near Puerto Madryn, Patagonia, Argentina travel blog

An arid coast bursting with marine life

A travel blog entry by idarich

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... 5.30pm bus to Buenos Aires, so we needed to leave the Peninsula by 4pm to drop her off in town. Content, we journeyed back to Puerto Madryn... weŽd seen it all at Peninsula Valdez! Those whales were th perfect finishing touch to a most enjoyable two ...

Gab... again!, Puerto Madryn, Argentina travel blog

Gab... again!

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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... a last ditch to get on the tour as well, and was very disappointed to have spent $500 on a flight from Bariloche to Puerto Madryn and thought everything had to happen for a reason... five seconds before I appeared from the front of the Chepatoginia ...

Long Bus Ride, Puerto Madryn, Argentina travel blog

Long Bus Ride

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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To say the least, I am really tired from my 24 hour bus journey from El Calafate to Puerto Madryn on the other side of Argentina. But I survived it (albeit a few sore muscles etc.)... glad IŽve got this afternoon to relax, sleep and do practically ...

Valdes Peninsular - A wildlife wonderland, Puerto Madryn, Argentina travel blog

Valdes Peninsular - A wildlife wonderland

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... outside Antarctica, there are in the region of 500,000 breeding pairs here with chicks, at Punta Tombo 180km South of Puerto Madryn.  Unfortunately we couldn’t afford to do both trips so chose to take the Peninsula Valdes tour which takes you ...

Hi Patagonia, Puerto Madryn, Argentina travel blog

Hi Patagonia

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... I wouldn’t have thought is a drug dealers paradise (no trainers hanging from telephone lines in sight). We eventually made it to Puerto Madryn at just gone 10am some 24.5 hours after boarding the bus. I was feeling a little spaced out however the ...

Whales and other sea life, Puerto Madryn, Argentina travel blog

Whales and other sea life

A travel blog entry by esbjorn

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You will have to do with the (fantastic) pictures for ...

Having a whale of a time, Puerto Madryn, Argentina travel blog

Having a whale of a time

A travel blog entry by kris

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... only a couple of blocks walk from the centre of town, a couple extra brought me to the rather bland HI hostel of Peurto Madryn, 35peso a night, I did have plans to stay on the actual penisula but was warned by a couple of Brit backpackers in Calafate that ...

Playing with the Dolphins, Puerto Madryn, Argentina travel blog

Playing with the Dolphins

A travel blog entry by seankervin

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Patagonia is home to the rare black and white Commerson's dolphin - and Puerto Madryn is one of the few places you can go out to see these gregarious creatures that must be on Red Bull. As soon as our Zodiac got out into the bay, ...

Whale watching, Puerto Madryn, Argentina travel blog

Whale watching

A travel blog entry by brendanlarkin

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A whale spit at me today. We went to Puerto Pyramide to go whale watching. The whales can weigh as much as 8 adult elephants (25-35 tonnes) and the females grow to be 15.5 m long with the males slightly shorter at 13.5 m long. We took a boat trip out ...

Close encounters with whales., Puerto Madryn, Argentina travel blog

Close encounters with whales.

A travel blog entry by seankervin

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  Peninsula Valdez is basically a massive sand bar that extends into the Atlantic ocean with two huge bays that are kind of like beach resorts for Southern Right Whales.   Southern Right Whales are about 40-50 feet in length ...

Peninsula Valdes and Punto Tombo, Puerto Madryn, Argentina travel blog

Peninsula Valdes and Punto Tombo

A travel blog entry by nikolassarah

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... common language which is pretty funny considering we come from an English-French country...But it worked!  We arrived in Puerto Madryn about midday, booked a hostel through information services and then went to book a tour of the Penguin Rookery at ...

The South Atlantic, Puerto Madryn, Argentina travel blog

The South Atlantic

A travel blog entry by sylviajason

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... dinner with Jared, Ron and two young American girls on spring break from a Mendoza university. Our final full day in Puerto Madryn was another Argentinian holiday so almost everything was closed.  We spent most of it lounging around the hostel ...

Penguins, sea lions and kitty cats, Puerto Madryn, Argentina travel blog

Penguins, sea lions and kitty cats

A travel blog entry by beardandblonde

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... it being high season, deciding on our next move south will take a bit of planning. Travelling from Buenos Aires to Southern Patagonia, Puerto Madryn has proved to be a useful stop-gap made all the more delightful by the abundant wildlife on offer and even ...

Encounters of the Dutch kind, Puerto Madryn, Argentina travel blog

Encounters of the Dutch kind

A travel blog entry by roel_e

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Puerto Madryn Somewhat relieved to see and hear English again after the unintelligble Spanish of Southern Argentina, we found Puerto Madryn to be tourist heaven. Obviously the place is doing very well under the neverending stream of ecowarriors and ...

Buenos Aires - Puerto Madryn, Puerto Madryn, Argentina travel blog

Buenos Aires - Puerto Madryn

A travel blog entry by kandg

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... weŽve booked for tomorrow will hopefully make the considerable effort in getting here worthwhile. South American cities thus far, Puerto Madryn included, have favoured the ŽblocksŽ approach to town planning - something I have mixed feelings about. ...

ThereŽs no toilet paper on the road less travelled, Summary of Patagonia -by Kia, Argentina travel blog

ThereŽs no toilet paper on the road less travelled

A travel blog entry by midlifecrisis

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... blend of sugar, egg whites, and POTENT pisco. And it just takes one to feel the road weariness melt away. * Best drink in Argentina: Alcolohic- any Malbec wine. Non-alcolohic, Matte (it is a national past-time to sip tea out of little gourds with a ...

Off the beaten track, Puerto Madryn, Argentina travel blog

Off the beaten track

A travel blog entry by suenson_taylors

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... we have not seen them elsewhere – they obviously prefer to play in the road. The plan comes off the rails when we get to Puerto Madryn and learn that the whales have left the bay. We are about two or three days too late to see them with the last ...

Our longest journey yet!!!!!!!!, Puerto Madryn, Argentina travel blog

Our longest journey yet!!!!!!!!

A travel blog entry by dawn_smedley

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... away!!!! There was even a little sealion messing around underneath the jetty as well! Hopefully this was a sign of things to come! Puerto Madryn had a really nice feel to it actually...bit of a seaside town with a big, long beach, lots of shops & ...

A few days by the sea side, Puerto Madryn, Puerto Madryn, Argentina travel blog

A few days by the sea side, Puerto Madryn

A travel blog entry by jonnyandjanette

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... cup dry – so I think we would know manage any mate social situation.  At night we went for seafood as Puerto Madryn is the one place in Argentina they eat a lot of seafood rather than steak.  So we went for a plate of the local speciality, ...

Patagonia!, Puerto Madryn, Argentina travel blog

Patagonia!

A travel blog entry by kimandjohn

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Puerto Madryn is our first stop within the official limits of Patagonia.  When we pulled in to the city in the early hours of Tuesday morning, it was cold and grey, with a heavy layer of fog.  Passing through the city's industrial park (the main ...

A very unpleasent discovery!!!!!, Peurto Madryn, Argentina travel blog

A very unpleasent discovery!!!!!

A travel blog entry by neilandamy

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... (pups) off the beach!!! WeŽd seen enough so headed to the cafe to grab a sarnie..... obviously cheese and ham... this is argentina after all! We thought weŽd take them with us and stood by the van eating, the armodillos seeing us with food kept ...

ballenas, Puerto madryn, Argentina travel blog

ballenas

A travel blog entry by carlota

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Resumiendo, para no cansar, esto es como cabo palos, pero que en vez de ver saltar mujolitos, ves saltar unos pedazo de ballenas enormes todo el rato, boca arriba, boca abajo, de lado, etc.... los ves a 20 metros de la playa, en barco, tambien se ven ...

Patagonia and onward, Puerto Madryn, Argentina travel blog

Patagonia and onward

A travel blog entry by figman

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So after another 20hour bus ride i went down to a place called Puerto Madryn on the promise of seeing sea lions and Penguins and i wasnŽt let down. On the day we arrived we hired out some mountain bikes and rode out to a place called ponto lobo which is ...

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