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Estancia San Lorenzo, Pinguins Land

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Amazing close encounter!

We visited on 12/31. We went with a tour guide from Argentina Vision. We were able to see... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
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Not to be missed (in November anyway). It is maybe better to book a trip from Puerto Madryn that... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here early on a very wet and windy day so had the place to ourselves. Unfortunately you have to see the penguins as a tour and it is a rip off. A good experience but not worth the money. Our guide was fine...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on 12/31. We went with a tour guide from Argentina Vision. We were able to see everything up close. It was also not crowded with few people on the same area. Adults and kids (ages 8-11) loved it! Highly recommend tour as they...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not to be missed (in November anyway). It is maybe better to book a trip from Puerto Madryn that includes this as you will then be sure it is open and you actually arrive there safely. We used Ventas Argentina Vision and would recommend them....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CJL6
Reviewed December 9, 2018

The penguin colony at San Lorenzo is incredible! It was our first time seeing penguins in nature. There are hundreds of thousands of Magellanic penguins nesting along the beach and even a kilometer or 2 inland. Apparently, the penguins nest along the shore line at...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed March 2, 2018

My wife and I visited San Lorenzo after driving to see Punta Norte. We had our hotel book a time for the guided tour before our day trip and happened to arrive early. Fortunately for us, they could accommodate us joining a earlier tour group....More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed January 8, 2018 via mobile

We went to San Lorenzo to see the penguins, but discovered on arrival that we could only see them on a guided tour that was only at 3-4 time slots during the day. The next tour was in 1.5 hrs, so we ate (very mediocre...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed January 1, 2018 via mobile

If you want to see penguins up close and personal then go no further than Estancia San Lorenzo. The penguins were very curious and comfortable in human company and many would walk right up to you. The ranger told us the colony had 600,000 penguins...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank HBGNYC
Reviewed November 30, 2017 via mobile

We visited San Lorenzo in late November and saw incredible penguin action. From the very large number of burrows and penguins making their way to and from the sea (with thousands lined up on the shoreline) to many healthy chirping chicks (and some not so...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank 20bradleyg
Reviewed November 21, 2017

Amazing, penquins, penquins! Get there early, as the day progresses there can be many large tour buses. We hired a private driver who met us at the cruise ship dock. We had the beach and penquins pretty much to ourselves for over an hour. It...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed April 17, 2017

Be there at least a couple of hours before sunset, it is dusty and with lots of penguin droppings so if you want the best pictures ba able to lie down with old rain or windbreaking jacket/trousers. Bring both long and short lenses ( "and...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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