Reserva Provincial Cabo Vírgenes

Wildlife Reserve in Río Gallegos

Magellanic penguins nest September through March at Argentina's second-largest penguin rookery in this provincial reserve. There's also a lighthouse and snack bar open seasonally. It's 140km from Río Gallegos on slow gravel roads; the drive can take three hours each way.

Travel agencies in Río Gallegos offer day trips to both the estancia and the reserve starting in mid-November.