Reserva Faunística Península Valdés
Good for: whale watching, peacefull, Dive with sea lions, penguins, orcas and sea elephants
Not good for: Shopping, Cinema, city action
- admission AR$100
- 8am-8pm daily
Lonely Planet review for Reserva Faunística Península Valdés
Lying on Argentina's barren eastern Patagonian coast, this oddly shaped peninsula is home to some of the country's richest wildlife. Elephant seals, Magellanic penguins, right whales, guanacos, armadillos and foxes are almost guaranteed sightings during their high seasons. This is where orcas have been filmed snatching pinnipeds (genus including seals and sea lions) off the beach.
Elephant seals, sea lions and dusky dolphins lounge around all year long. While the orca phenomenon occurs during high tide from February to April, note that sightings are very rare - you may be disappointed!