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Playa El Doradillo

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Route 42 Km 18 North, Puerto Madryn, Argentina
+54 9 280 467-6233
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Whales just by the shore!!!

Last year and this year again, in October, we got to watch several pairs a whales swimming just by... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nathalie K
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Whale watching

This is an incredible site, you have to go on high tide. The whales get very very close to the beach

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Enrique D
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Route 42 Km 18 North, Puerto Madryn, Argentina
+54 9 280 467-6233

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last year and this year again, in October, we got to watch several pairs a whales swimming just by the shore, a few meters of us. The bast place is Playa La Cantera in the Costa el Doradillo. Just make sure you go at the...More

Thank Nathalie K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an incredible site, you have to go on high tide. The whales get very very close to the beach

Thank Enrique D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We rented bicycles from Napra at 999 Bv. Almte Brown in Puerto Madryn and went out to the beach with a lunch. Best experience ever! At one point we saw 10 whales at once!! For 2.5 hours is was a whale a second!! Absolutely amazing!!

Thank JimmyGos
Reviewed September 6, 2017

Not far from Puerto Madryn city this beach is the best whale watching place besides Puerto Pirámides in the peninsula. You will watch whales as close as 50 feet (15 meters) away from the shore. A must see half day trip.

Thank sdnunez
Reviewed February 27, 2017 via mobile

From all beaches seen in the area, i would say this is the best one. Although no facilities, and you have to drive 20 to 30 minutes to get there, the beach is extense, does not have too much people, and the water is calm...More

Thank AriKir
Reviewed February 7, 2017

One of the world most pristine reserves. Visit the visitor center,Than the protected bay ofCaleta Valdes, home to many marine creatures, and sea birds,Puerto Pradez with Sea Lions, and penguin shelter

1  Thank airport2015
Reviewed November 19, 2016

A scenic trip thru unpaved roads, awesome nature scenics full of wild animals like sea lions.. don't expect to see whales all the year, they come in spring

Thank DarkAngel_ba
Reviewed November 3, 2016

This is an amazing opportunity to see (Southern Right) whales really close up. At the start of our ("sunset journey") we were quickly kitted up (life jackets) before going to the boat. As we headed out we passed sea lions on a nearby headland and...More

2  Thank JG_LGC
Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

For those traveling on a budget or those who simply don't fancy the idea of the boat ride to go whale watching, the Doradillo beach is an excellent choice. Only a ten minute drive from town, you can watch the whales from the beach really...More

2  Thank Martin N
Reviewed October 4, 2016

The best time to visit is from late September to early October during whale season and when the tide is high and that is the best time to visit is free. You can also see them embarking on Puerto Pyramid and navigate with them, this...More

Thank consuelo418
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January 14, 2017|
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Response from DarkAngel_ba | Reviewed this property |
the best option is to rent a car, but you can hire a 'remis' (like a cab or uber service) to take you there..
January 2, 2015|
Response from Sebastián P | Reviewed this property |
It's a bad time to make whale watching . Ideally Seri September-October . But exsiten other attractions , Point Tobo is an amazing penguin colony !
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