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Playa El Doradillo

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Address: Route 42 Km 18 North, Puerto Madryn, Argentina
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I worked as a volunteer in El Doradillo for two weeks and I simply couldn't get used to seeing whales jumping right in front of me, so close to the beach, all the time. The best... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I worked as a volunteer in El Doradillo for two weeks and I simply couldn't get used to seeing whales jumping right in front of me, so close to the beach, all the time. The best time to visit is during whale season and when the tide is high. My stay was from late Sept to early Oct, and that's... More 

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Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This municipal reserve is undoubtedly the best place on the whole planet to watch whales - and I´ve done it a lot all around in the last 38 years! Just get there from June to September (later on whales seem to move further down the coast to Puerto Pirámides and thereabouts), and walk down the pebble beach with whales frolicking... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

If you want to see whales you should go here. We were here in June and it was pretty windy. Whales are hundred meters from the shore it is a unique place.

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Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

In January 2016 we took an excursion off of our cruise ship to see dolphins up close. We saw tons of them and also one humpback whale and a flop. A few photos are included! To consider--This area tends to get cold at times so be aware of the current conditions. Even when it is warm outside the boats create... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

There aren't many experiences that bring you this close to enormous whales at peace in their natural habitat. This one exceeds expectations. Of course, it's impossible to guarantee whether or not you will see whales on your expedition, the chances are high. There's something about seeing these huge creatures up close, frolicking around in the water that makes it a... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

I was there in the right season (november) ánd on the right time of the day (high tide), but the whales didn't come close to the shore. There were only some distant blows of the whales, whilte at that very same day there was a 'whale show' which could be seen from the beach in Puerto Madryn itself. So.... some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

We never saw whales before, and it was amazing! We rented a car and we saw some whales very very close to the shore. We also took the boat trip which was awesome but expansive: 890 pesos ppl.

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Doha, Qatar
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

We were really looking forward to seeing whales from this beach, however we had no luck :(. It seems towards the end of November, the whales don't congregate in this area much anymore. Still a nice area to visit, but of course kind of disappointed having not seen any whales.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

Yep it film of whales you can see them from the shore, in boats and if you get your timing right you will see hundreds In went at the end of the season and took a boat trip 800 pesos saw around 20 differ whales both adults and calfs lots of jumping out of water coming close to the boat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Only a taxi ride away from Puerto Madryn, this beach and view point were one the highlight of our trip in Argentina. The whales are just meters away from the shore, and so many of them. Off course the boat trip we took the next day was also amazing and well worth it, but this beach blew us away. We... More 

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