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Estancia San Lorenzo, Pinguins Land

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Address: Punta Norte, Puerto Madryn, Argentina
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Penguins, Penguins, Penguins

Estancia San Lorenzo was one of our favorite penguin sites (second to Volunteer Point in the Falklands). Magellanic penguins were everywhere - we were able to wander about freely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Santa Clarita, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Estancia San Lorenzo was one of our favorite penguin sites (second to Volunteer Point in the Falklands). Magellanic penguins were everywhere - we were able to wander about freely as long as we didn't impede the penguins and stayed within the rock borders. We were amazed at how close we could get to these magnificent birds. They are fearless of... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Estancia San Lorenzo, about 160 km from Puerto Madryn shelters a colony of Magellanic penguins. The cliffs and beach with the penguins are a short drive from the main house. There you will be among thousands of penguins with the opportunity to walk to the beach where penguins enter and come out of the water. The restaurant at the Estancia... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We visited Valdes peninsula in the end of 2014. Penguins are absolutely awesome creatures and it's extremely interesting to watch them. And after we spent some time with them we went for lunch in San Lorenzo estancia. And this was our best meal in Argentina. I had never ever tried such lamb barbecue. I even could not imagine that meet... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is the place to go to see Penguins on Peninsula Valdes! Estancia is a bit further away which keep most of the masses away. They take you to see the penguins buy car so you can not drive near by them on your own. We had 1 guide to our group of 3. So total 4 people, a beach... More 

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Henndorf am Wallersee, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We were completely alone at the beach with all These pinguins. It is amazing to walk among them. Really nice! Worth do to it

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

This is a wonderful spot in many ways, providing you're not looking for a fully guided tour. The visit is mostly self-guided with clear walkways and signage. There is an area close to the beach that is roped off so you won't be joining the penguins in the surf, but otherwise you'll be up close and personal with the birds.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Puerto Madryn has an unique place to live the real experience with 200,000 PENGUINS nesting walking and patroling literally everywhere. Penguins can be found within the extensive lands of ESTANCIA SAN LORENZO, located in PUNTA NORTE, only 160kms from Puerto Madryn City and managed by the same old immigrant's family for more than 100 years with the same professionalism and... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We heard about this penguin place by coincidence from somebody in Puerto Madryn, because it´s not on one of the tourist info maps, and that´s a shame because this place is fantastic. Beautiful nature and loads of penguins, all over the place, and the cool thing is that you can walk in between them. They´re so incredibly funny, wonderful creatures.... More 

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Geleen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Visited Estancia San Lorenzo last year while traveling around Peninsula Valdes with my parents. Several of my colleagues at Class Adventure Travel advised me to make a stop at the most northern point of the peninsula. All of them have had very good experiences with the tours at the estancia and only had happy clients coming back from their excursions.... More 

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MEDFORD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

My wife and I recently participated in an excursion offered by Princess Cruises to Estancia San Lorenzo. Enroute to the estancia, we were delighted to see numerous small herds of guanico, a pair of rhea, a family of Patagonian hares, a burrowing owl and thousands of Magellenic penquins at Punta Norte. Much to our surprise, the penquin colony exists in... More 

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