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Guanaco

Art installations on a covered porch announce this funky cervecería serving Hernan's artisan brews and other regional offerings. Dishes like lamb ravioli, fish with butter and herbs and huge salads are satisfying. S…
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…
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…
Cafe in Puerto Pirámides

El Origen

If you're looking for a quick bite, this cute cafe does homemade sandwiches, salads and pizza. Organic coffee, loose-leaf tea or organic juice will satisfy your thirst. There's attention to health-conscious items to…
Cafe in Puerto Pirámides

El Viento Viene

This little nook is a charming spot for coffee, sandwiches and homemade pie, and also sells innovative arts and crafts.
Wildlife Reserve in Reserva Faunística Península Valdés

Punta Delgada

In Península Valdés' southeast corner, 76km southeast of Puerto Pirámides, sea lions and, in spring, a huge colony of elephant seals are visible from the cliffs of Punta Delgada. Visitors must pay a fee as viewing i…
Bird Sanctuary in Reserva Faunística Península Valdés

Isla de los Pájaros

In Golfo San José, 800m north of the isthmus, this bird sanctuary is off-limits to humans but visible through a powerful telescope. It contains a replica of a chapel built at Fuerte San José. It is best known for be…
Seafood in Puerto Pirámides

La Estación

This funky eatery is the ideal spot to crack open a bottle of wine and savor it. The vibe is casual, with worthwhile dishes like langostinos a la plancha (grilled prawns), fresh scallops and lamb sorrentinos. Reserv…
Argentine in Reserva Faunística Península Valdés

Parador La Elvira

This simple cafe provides shelter from the blasting wind and some Argentine-style fast food like milanesas (breaded cutlets), burgers or a full set lunch of barbecued lamb.