Faro Punta Delgada Hotel de Campo
Travel Blogs from Punta Delgada
Puerto Piramides is a cute little beach town with a few small shops and one restaurant, so after a few days we had pretty much seen everything and explored everywhere we could - taking long walks along the beach and rocky points. We were ready to get back into our little tin can on wheels and hit the unpaved roads of the point in search of the magellanic penguins that are so famous in this area.
We headed out around ...
From Punta Tumbo we head north to the ecological reserve of Peninsula Valdez. It's a huge area that is the place to see sea life in Argentina. They get Right Whales, Killer Whales, Magellanic Penguins, Sealions, …… all within easy viewing around the coast or in boat trips from the main town of Puerto Madryn. Huge crowds arrive during the day to go out on large boats to see the whales so to avoid this ...
We headed north on Ruta 3 which basically skirts the Atlantic seaboard of Argentina all the way till you leave Patagonia, when the highway crosses the Rio Negro, the official northern boundary of Patagonia. In a word the drive is as boring as batshit!
Still the drive north is not completely wasted and we had to make up some time but Ruta 3 makes Ruta 40 look like a incredible scenic drive. Of course the bloody wind was still blowing and for a few days it was a ...
... we began to resemble whales ourselves. Why we haven't started splitting meals yet I'll never know, the portions are huge here. We sat by the window and I kept seeing something out of the corner of my eye and I thought it was a whale. Matt thought I was a crazy lady (what's new?), but we walked on the beach after lunch and sure enough there they were - waving hello with their giant fins. It was surreal that they were so close to ...
Today we ventured out to Pannisular Valdes, a National reserve for a whole host of land and marine fauna and flora, in the hope of seeing the mighty Orcas (Killer Whales)beaching themselves to get dinner (a seal) or a tasty snack (penguin). It is the perfect time of year for them, but nothing is ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking