Península Valdés Vacations

Península Valdés in Patagonia is a UNESCO World Heritage site of global significance for the conservation of marine mammals. It is home to an important breeding population of the endangered southern right whale as well as important breeding populations of southern elephant seals and southern sea lions. The orcas in this area have developed a unique ... Read more
hunting strategy to adapt to local coastal conditions.
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  • Golfo Nuevo
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    Outdoors, Beaches and Watersports
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  • Ecocentro
    9.25 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Science Museum, Children's Museum
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  • Isla de Los Pajaros
    10.01 review
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  • Salina Chica
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  • 9.8
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  • 9.3
    Outdoor Enthusiasts
  • 8.3
    Adventure Travelers
  • 6.1
    Backpackers
  • 5.6
    Solo Female Travelers

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Nomadic in South America

Among the best places in Patagonia to see wild animals in their natural environment. The emphasis is on marine life, and according to different season you can native colonies of Magellanic penguins, elephant seals, sea lions, orcas, right whales, several species of dolphins, and many migratory birds. The Valdes Peninsula is a nature reserve where these animals are protected and return every year. You must visit by private car or safari tour.

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Cagliari, Italy

Spectacular place not far from Puerto Madryn, perfect to spot some amazing wildlife. Depending on the season, it is possible to see orcas, whales, sea lions - not to mention all the guanacos and foxes. Definitely worth going.

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Madrid, Spain

I could not agree more with Arlo's review of Valdes. I used to live one hour drive from this wonderful place and I have spent many weekends driving across the peninsula, drinking mate with unforgettable friends and letting my soul marvel time after time by the wonderful wildlife, the immense skies, the absolute silence and the simple but yet stunning landscape. Arlo is right when he says that this place leaves a lasting mark in one's spirit. It surely did on Charles Darwin who explored the area in his youth and wrote this in his autobiography: "the glories of the vegetation of the Tropics rise before my mind at the present time more vividly than anything else; though the sense of sublimity, which the great deserts of Patagonia and the forest-clad mountains of Tierra del Fuego excited in me, has left an indelible impression on my mind".

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Frederick, Maryland, USA

One of my most favorite places on the planet, the Peninsula Valdes is a truly wild and wonderful coastal wilderness. Both the sea and land alike team with abundant Patagonian wildlife - from right whales to elephant seals and penguins in the sea, to grazing guanacos, maras and rheas in the dry, nearly desert expanses of the Peninsula's interior. This is Argentina's answer to the Serengeti, yet distinct, mystical, oozing with local character. It is sure to leave something on your spirit that cannot be torn away. I know, because it remains forever on mine.

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Lovely place, great opportunity to see penguins, sea lions and seals.

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Buenos Aires

a lovely beach. dive,trekking,sandboard,

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Barcellona, Spagna

Peninsula de Valdez es un sitio alucinante donde disfrutar verdaderamente de la rústica naturaleza de la Patagonia costera y su imponente fauna marina. La Ballena Franca Austral llega cada año desde zonas antárticas a tener sus crías a este paraíso. Colonias de simpáticos pingüinos, lobos marinos, orcas. Todo es imperdible!

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Curitiba, Brazil
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Barcelona, Spain
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Liberty, Missouri
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