Playa Unión

Coastal Patagonia

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 (Commerson’s dolphins) from April to December.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Coastal Patagonia attractions

1. Museo Regional Pueblo de Luis

14.08 MILES

In a former train station, this small museum displays historical photographs, clothing and period furnishings of Welsh settlers, along with relics from…

2. Museo Paleontológico Egidio Feruglio

14.12 MILES

Showcasing the most important fossil finds in Patagonia, this natural-history museum offers outstanding life-size dinosaur exhibits and more than 1700…

3. Museo de Artes Visuales

14.16 MILES

Adjoining the tourist office, this small visual-arts museum features works on loan from the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires, as well as…

5. Colegio Camwy

22.77 MILES

Dating from 1906, the Colegio Camwy is considered the first secondary school in Patagonia.

6. Museo Antropológico

22.79 MILES

The Museo Antropológico offers humble homage to indigenous cultures and history. Ask the tourist office for access. Nearby is the 300m Túnel del…

7. Primera Casa

22.85 MILES

Primera Casa was Gaiman's first house, built in 1874 by David Roberts.