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Playa El Doradillo

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Address: Route 42 Km 18 North, Puerto Madryn, Argentina
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Lovely when the whales are around!

It was June and the whales were there. It was a fantastic experience. We've done the whales tour the day before and even this was highly recommended. Our tour guy Juan from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

It was June and the whales were there. It was a fantastic experience. We've done the whales tour the day before and even this was highly recommended. Our tour guy Juan from Bottazi was really skillful and was as excited as we were to find and see the whales. He also took us to near there to a station where... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

If you rent a car it's not a bad place to see whale from a distance. They were far out in the morning, but on our way back we saw a perfect whale tail against the sun set! Such a great drive along the coast line but take it slow, the gravel roads are a bit rough.

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

El Doradillo Beach is not to be missed. The whales are within a few hundred kilometers of the beach.( They seem much closer ). The whales are quite active during high tide. During one of our visits a baby whale was putting on quite the show with multiple breaches. The sunset is also spectacular.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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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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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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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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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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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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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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