Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Trelew

Museo Paleontológico Egidio Feruglio

Showcasing the most important fossil finds in Patagonia, this natural-history museum offers outstanding life-size dinosaur exhibits and more than 1700 fossil remains of plant and marine life. Nature sounds and a vid…
Top Choice Museum in Puerto Madryn

EcoCentro

Celebrating the area’s unique marine ecosystem, this masterpiece brings an artistic sensitivity to extensive scientific research. There are exhibits on the breeding habits of right whales, dolphin sounds and souther…
Wildlife Reserve in Reserva Faunística Península Valdés

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, southern right whales, guanacos, armadillos a…
Wildlife Reserve in Reserva Faunística Península Valdés

Punta Norte

At the far end of Península Valdés, solitary Punta Norte boasts an enormous mixed colony of sea lions and elephant seals. Its remote location means it is rarely visited by tour groups. But the real thrill here is th…
Museum in Comodoro Rivadavia

Museo Nacional del Petróleo

This museum provides an insider look at the social and historical aspects of petroleum development. Don’t expect balanced treatment of oil issues – it was built by the former state oil agency YPF (and is now managed…
Wildlife Reserve in Cabo Dos Bahías

Cabo Dos Bahías

A rough 30km southeast of Camarones, the isolated rookery Cabo Dos Bahías attracts far fewer visitors than Punta Tombo, making it an excellent alternative. You’ll be rewarded with orcas, a huge colony of nesting pen…
Cultural Center in Reserva Faunística Península Valdés

Centro de Visitantes Istmo Carlos Ameghino

This cultural center, 22km beyond the entrance of Reserva Faunística Península Valdés, focuses on natural history, displays a full right-whale skeleton and has material on the peninsula’s colonization, from the area…
Wildlife Reserve in Área Natural Protegida Punta Tombo

Área Natural Protegida Punta Tombo

Continental South America’s largest penguin nesting ground, Área Natural Protegida Punta Tombo has a colony of more than half a million Magellanic penguins and attracts many other birds, most notably king and rock c…
Beach in Trelew

Playa Unión

The region’s principal playground, Playa Unión is a long stretch of white-sand beach with blocks of summer homes and restaurants serving crisp, fresh rabas (calamari). The capital attraction are toninas overas (Comm…
Wildlife Reserve in Puerto Madryn

Observatorio Punta Flecha

Run by Fundación Patagonia Natural, this whale-watching observatory sits 17km north of Puerto Madryn on Playa el Doradillo. It offers tourist information and opens at high tide, when there are more whales and visito…