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El Doradillo Beach

Route 42 Km 18 North, Puerto Madryn, Argentina
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This beach is very nice! Sand is very fine and clean. You will find lots of sea shells and corals on the shore. Beach itself was very clean. If are there during the whale season you can see them from the beach. You access the beach by gravel road from Puerto Madryn. It is on most of the maps that... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

If you get there when the tide is rising during the whale season, you will probably have the chance to see many whales at a distance of 10-20 meters !

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We went here on the 27th of October, people told us we couldn't see any whales anymore over there but we could. We took a taxi (which out hostel arranged for us) we paid 400 pesos for the car, max 4 people. While driving up there we could see whales jumping in the water from the car. At the first... More

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We saw southern right whales and their babies very close to shore...tip, go a bit before high tide and wrap up warm. No facilities to buy any drinks or food, so bring it all with you. Not to be missed!

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

High tide is the best period to visit, but also during low tide there where still a lot of whales jumping and swimming around. Bring your lunch and enjoy the view with patience.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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35 attraction reviews
212 helpful votes 212 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This area provides you with the very best option to see and almost interact with these big and fantastic animals. We sat in our rental car for hours with our lunch, warm coffee, cameras, etc.....and enjoyed the spectacle... Please be patient - it is not a Zoo that you are visiting. The whales come and go and if you only... More

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lausanne
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Free place to visit, near of the whales. Good for a little adventure out of the city by bicycle. Or going by car and walking along the beach.

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Palermo, Italy
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The Doradillo - and especially Playa Las Canteras - is THE place to visit if you want to see whales from a very short distance when you are in Argentina. The season goes from June to December but be sure to be there with the high tide (check an online tide chart). Really an amazing spectacle of nature. Totally for... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Didnt really take the amazing pictures in the tour pamphlets seriously... but whales are actually RIGHT THERE! Breaching, scratching their bellies against the sand, and lazily floating just meters from the shore. It was our first stop of our tour of Peninsula Valdez, so at 830am, it's still freezing out - layer up! I half expected there to be hoards... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

The place is a free option to watch whales as they are usually very near the coast. When there are no whales, there is not much to see.

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