It is located in the northeastern region of the province of Chubut, on the shores of Golfo Nuevo.
The city stands out for being the most important and closest service center to Península Valdés, a protected natural area, created in March 1983, with unique characteristics. In 1999 it was designated by UNESCO as "Natural Heritage of Humanity".
One of the main attractions of the region is the presence of the Southern Right Whale, one of the living monuments of our planet, in the waters of the New Gulf. Whales congregate to breed and nurse their young just 15 kilometers from the city.
Whales, Magellanic penguins, elephant seals, sea lions, killer whales, and dolphins, together with a great variety of birds and terrestrial fauna, constitute the main attraction of Península Valdés. The surrounding landscape of the coast and steppe, ranches, and adventure are part of this offer that receives visitors throughout the year.
The hotel offering in Puerto Madryn city is very complete with hotels, inns, temporary apartments, cabins, hostels, and camping.
It is a destination to enjoy the contact with nature to the maximum, from whale watching to diving with sea lions. Penguins are also one of the main attractions.
The protagonist of gastronomy is seafood, product of the fishing embarked in the waters of the Argentine Sea. Among the most renowned are seafood casserole, pink salmon, and hake.
DID YOU KNOW?... Punta Tombo is a Natural Protected Area 180 km from Puerto Madryn. Every year, from September/October the male penguins start arriving in order to recondition their nests and a month later, the females arrive to lay two eggs. After 40 days of incubation shared with the male, the chicks are born. Both females and males preserve the nest and feed the chicks with anchovies and squid.