Puerto Madryn

Puerto Madryn is a city in the northeast of the province of Chubut, Argentina, being the head of the Viedma department. It is located facing the Argentine sea in the Atlantic Ocean.

It is considered the gateway to the Valdés peninsula, declared in 1999 as a World Heritage Site by Unesco.

It is one of the most important tourism centers of the entire region and the country, also considered the national capital of diving.

The tourist activity of Puerto Madryn takes place throughout the year. In the summer the wide beaches of the Gulf are the main attraction to enjoy the calm and crystal clear sea where you can perform different water sports such as kayaking, windsurfing, diving ...

From June to October is the season of right whales. During these months the whales arrive from the Antarctic seas to breed in the calm waters of the Golfo Nuevo and the coast of the Valdés Peninsula. Observing whales in freedom is a unique and unmissable spectacle. Whale watching can be done from the coast of the city although the best places to enjoy this spectacle of nature are from the Doradillo (a beach near the city) or embarked excursions from the town of Puerto Pirámide (Península Valdés) ).
Other attractions that can be visited from Puerto Madryn are the Lobería de Punta Loma, Paraná beach, Punta Tombo penguin colony, Trelew, Gaiman, Rawson and the Ameghino Dike.

What to do in Puerto Madryn?

Several things can be done, everything depends on the group of people. If you are a family group, you can organize an excursion to a whale watching in the beach of El Doradillo. Through our website you can buy tour packages that include whale watching among other events featured in Puerto Madryn.

The activities will be subject to the weather that it does in Puerto Madryn. The climate in Puerto Madryn is of a thermal amplitude where the summer can reach over 40º, very hot, but always at night refreshes. In winter there is hardly any snow but the temperatures are very low.

Visit the Ecocenter of Puerto Madryn:

The Eco-Center of Puerto Madryn is a space for meeting and reflection inspired by the Patagonian Sea, which promotes, through education, science and art, a more harmonious attitude towards the ocean.

With an approach from the scientific, artistic, poetic and cultural, the proposal of the Ecocentro brings us closer to the knowledge of the Patagonian Sea through a unique educational experience of its kind.

How to get to Puerto Madryn?


From Buenos Aires the shortest way is to take National Route 3 to the city of Azul, from here continue along National Route 226 to Olavarría and continue along Provincial Route 76 and Provincial Route 51 to Bahía Blanca. From Bahía Blanca, National Route 22 through Colorado River and continue along National Route 251 to San Antonio Oeste and finally from here, follow National Route 3 until reaching Puerto Madryn.


The fastest way to get to Puerto Madryn is to fly with an airline company.

The city of Puerto Madryn operates with two airports:

Puerto Madryn Airport

Name: El Tehuelche Airport
Distance from Puerto Madryn: 10 kilometers.
Airlines: Andes Airlines

Trelew Airport

Distance from Puerto Madryn: 60 kilometers.
Airlines: Aerolíneas Argentinas
Peninsula Valdés Map

Tours in Puerto Madryn

    Falkland Islands – South Georgia – Antarctica

    20 Días

    A cruise to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia & the Antarctic Peninsula. Visit some of the most beautiful arrays of wildlife on Earth. This journey will introduce you to at least 6 species of penguin and a whole lot of…

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      Peninsula Valdéz Adventure

      Puerto Madryn

      The Península Valdés Adventure circuit stands out for the variety and quality of the experiences offered. The first scenario is the Estancia San Lorenzo. Naturalist guides lead the trek through exclusive areas of a penguin colony where more than 600,000…

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