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Punta Tombo

Route 1 187 Km South from Puerto Madryn, Puerto Madryn, Argentina
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

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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Pismo Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

We have seen penguins in Australia and New Zealand , but nothing like this. Over 400,000 penguins digging, hooting, waddling, laying eggs, sleeping, jumping in and out of the ocean and just doing what penguins do when they ground themselves to raise young for 6 months. A lot of people and a lot of regulations, but the park service is... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We went to Punta Tombo just after the arrival of the first pingouins, and it was incredible ! Thousands of pingouins, everywhere ! They're really both cute and funny, and it's amazing to be able to see them so close, in their natural environment :-)

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We had our own rental car, and of course we chose to go to this lovely place with all the cute penguins. The whole area, as it is big, so don't get disappointed when you take the first steps close to the entrence....as when you reach to the top.....you will have a sight that you never thought possible... Thousands and... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I went on a day excursion from Puerto Madryn to Punta Tombo and what a treat! This was March and the Magellanic penguins had begun to moult, getting ready to leave in April but there were still plenty to keep us fascinated. There were also guanaco, mara, piche, lesser rhea, crested tinamou, buzzard eagle (not sure). The interpretation centre is... More

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Maracaibo, Venezuela
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30 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

i think that i have been there 5 times already, and never get tired! the pinguins are so cute that you just wat to grab one and take it home! besides, the site has a nice restaurant and pretty good museum.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Driving from Puerto Madryn to Punta Tombo takes like 2.5hs (last 20km are unpaved road). The trip there is 100% pure Patagonian dessert. Punta Tombo National Park has brand new and clean facilities. You arrive to the main place, were you have a small information center and you pay for the entrance fee to see the penguins. Then you have... More

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Bellevue, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

It's a really great experience to just walk amongst the penguins. We went in November so the babies were hatching. This meant that the parents were nesting so you don't actually see as much around, Nevertheless, it was still great. If you are short on time, my advice would be to get to the end (by the water), where you... More

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New Hampshire
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127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We visited Punta Tombo for a day trip from Puerto Mandryn. This place was absolutely amazing. I've always loved watching penguins in a museum but seeing them roaming wild was an experience I will never forget. You stay on trails and the penguins have the right of way since they will constantly be cutting in front of you. The Magellanic... More

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We visited Punta Tombo National Reserve while on a cruise. It is quite a drive from Puerto Madryn to the National Reserve but the 4-5 hour roundtrip drive is worth it. There is a small fee to enter the reserve but since we were part of the tour I do not know what it is. Even though we were there... More

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