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Punta Tombo

Ruta Provincial 1 (A 100 Km. Aprox. De Las Ciudades de Rawson y Trelew), Puerto Madryn, Argentina
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Leuven, Belgium
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

500,000 of them. Quiet a lot. But do not expect a beach stuffed with penguins waiting to go out for a swim as they are mostly walking around far away from the beaches, crossing your path (make sure to give way to them).

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Naples, Florida
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Our tour started at Puerto Madryn and picked us up from the hotel at 8 AM. It takes over two hours to get there. We saw a lot of penguins and you will get good photographs. Cool along the water here, bring a jacket. Our tour had the option of having lunch at the park, sandwiches and salads. If you... More

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New York City, New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

A beautiful park with thousands and thousands of penguins. It is amazing you can watch how they live, eat, swim, talk, sit on eggs. They are like little funny people. We loved it, we went there before we had our kids, it will be nice to go back sometime with the kids. Must go there, if in Argentina!

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Perth, Australia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
12 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

Ok, so this sounds a bit negative and I don't want to be but its not like Punta Tombo is on the way to a lot of other things so we made a big effort to get there, catching an overnight bus from Bariloche to Trelew (and this is not an attractive town!). Then we had the option of paying... More

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Budapest, Hungary
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Punta Tombo is a must see places. Watch out because there is an opening hours until 18 so you have tomarrive before. It is worth to go there later 5-1/2 6 as the penguins are return from the beach to their nests around that time, this means many penguines crossing the watching path of tourist to they are walking right... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Anything you would expect from a penguin colony. Make sure to bring warm cloths. There s a difference in price for foreigners and argentinias but thats understandable.

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

Punta Tombo is one of the better places to see penguins around Puerto Madryn. This place can be reached by Route 1 (sand road) or Route 3 (asphalt). We drove there on Route 1 and it took about 2h to get there. On the way back we got to Puerto Madryn in 2 hours as Route 3 is good to... More

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Watching the Penguins is incredible.. They are everywhere and so easy to see. The area is very well managed. Unfortunately we took a tour as there was no rental cars available when we got to Puerto Madryn. The tour was great at first as it picked us up from hostel and drove us to penguins and had plenty of time... More

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hod hasharon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

natural reserve with a huge opulation of magallanes pinguins. felt like being into a national geographic film

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London, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We went in mid October 2014 and there were circa 30,000 penguins. Amazing! Definitely worth a trip. The babies start being born in mid November, so would have loved to have seen that too! Loved seeing the penguins coming in and out of the water by the beach at the far end of the colony.

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