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Punta Tombo National Reserve

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Ruta Provincial 1 | approx 100 km from the cities of Rawson & Trelew, Dos Pozos, Argentina
+54 280 443-1519
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Ruta Provincial 1 | approx 100 km from the cities of Rawson & Trelew, Dos Pozos, Argentina
+54 280 443-1519
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The park ar punta Tombo is awesome. A small museum and a very well prepared trail passing lots of penquins, sea birds and guanacos. Bathroom facilities are good, the lunchroom limited. One hour north is a secluded beach with a sea elephant colony. No frills,...More

Thank Han L
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beatuiful place, better with a guide explaining about life of Penguins and nature of Patagonia - which we had - can spend an hour or a whole day - saw newborn chicks, Penguins torpedoing in the sea and jumping from water to beach -...More

Thank Y-Brasil-Jerusalem
Reviewed October 19, 2017

The weather was perfect and the penguins plentiful. they walk around you not afraid to be close which makes for great pictures. watching them in their own environment was so enjoyable, I would definitely make a point of visiting here.

Thank Pam H
Reviewed October 4, 2017 via mobile

Spectacular place with thousands of magellan pinguins, especially if you’re in right season. Well worth the long drive

Thank ThomDijkstra
Reviewed May 23, 2017 via mobile

Our base was Puerto Piramides but after hearing from fellow travelers how amazing Punta Tombo was, we decided to see it our last day in the area. We drove from Piramides and spent 1.5 hours there before heading to the airport back in Puerto Madryn....More

1  Thank pronto1024
Reviewed April 8, 2017

Punta Tombo, in Argentine Patagonia is absolutely amazing, To begin with the land and sea are breath taking. Then there are the Magellan Penguins, everywhere. Thousands of penguins all over the place. Walking on the barren land, in their burrows, adult and young ones. Than...More

2  Thank nancy s
Reviewed March 12, 2017

This park more than met my expectations for penguin watching. The Magellanic Penguins were wonderful. Everywhere you look - there they are. From babies to adults. We did not know they nest in the ground under small shrubs, so once you train you eyes, you...More

Thank Judith V
Reviewed March 2, 2017

If you want to see Magellanic penguins, Punta Tomba is the place to go. There are thousands of penguins and they are everywhere - in their burrows in the brush, on the paths, under the wooden bridges, on the seashore, and in the water. The...More

Thank L77346
Reviewed February 26, 2017

This place is absolutely amazing, a natural preserve for penguins. So happy we survived the long bus ride out to see this wonderful place. The amount of penguins is mind blowing, they are every where; waddling, chirping, swimming, mating, eating, pooping and sleeping. I just...More

Thank lurcherm
Reviewed February 4, 2017

We had never seen wild penguins before, and here, we saw several thousand. This met all expectations. We went on an organized ships tour, but if I had it to do over, I would not. Others on our ship did a very similar tour with...More

2  Thank dutchbltz
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October 21, 2017|
Response from ThomDijkstra | Reviewed this property |
Hi Amiga4, Its a pretty long drive but the roads are fine and safe. Only the last 10 km or so is gravel. Definitely worth a visit !
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August 22, 2017|
Response from L77346 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure of the opening hours, but there must be some because you have to pay the fee to enter the park at the ranger station. With the huge number of penguins, chances are that you'll always see activity. I was there... More