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“Whales almost within touching distance”
Review of Playa El Doradillo

Playa El Doradillo
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“Whales almost within touching distance”
Reviewed October 16, 2012

To get out to Doradillo Beach we negotiated a deal with the taxi company who are in front the bus terminal in Puerto Madryn. This meant we got a private transfer, just over an hour sitting on the beach watching the whales and then a return back to our hotel. We timed this to coincide around high tide. It also allowed us to cruise that part of the coast and in fact our very knowledgeable driver finally settled us on Playas Las Canteras for an amazing show from the whales. They were almost within touching distance and certainly not intimidated by us. They rolled and frolicked and generally lazed around - obviously having a very relaxing time. It was truly a special moment to be that close to such magnificent creatures. Make sure you wrap us warm - the wind made it freezing cold. Also take food & drink - no where to buy anything. Have seen whales before but never from the shoreline. A moment to remember. If you are staying in Puerto Madryn go out on the pier. This will only cost you the effort of walking for yet another magnificent close up view of the whales.

Visited October 2012
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Reading, United Kingdom
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“Wrap up warm and spend a few hours here”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

There are several beaches in the El Doradillo area, we found that the most active was Playa Las Canteras which is just a little further from PM than Doradillo beach. We chose this beach by using the look out along this coastline to spot where the most activity was.

Get there for high tide which we did and saw many mothers and their calves cruising up and down the shore line, literally a stones throw away. Amazing to stay on the beach and yet be so close. There was a distinct reduction in whales when the tide turned.

Fantastic experience wrapped up to keep warm and sharing the sunrise over the bay with the magnificent whales. Do it!

Visited September 2012
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Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina
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“Wales at hand”
Reviewed September 20, 2012

This place is the perfect combination of nature. You can visit with a tour, by car or even riding a bicycle. The wales are just meters from the coast, swimming, At this time of the year, the mom is teaching the calf so, the show is great.

Visited September 2012
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Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina
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“Wales in El Doradillo Beach”
Reviewed September 20, 2012

This place is the perfect combination of nature. You can visit with a tour, by car or even riding a bicycle. The wales are just meters from the coast, swimming, At this time of the year, the mom is teaching the calf so, the show is great.

Visited September 2012
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Argentina
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“Whale watching wonderfull place to visit in Argentina”
Reviewed September 9, 2012

El Doradillo very next to Puerto Madryn a free view of the whales teaching and playing with their babies, something you will never forget!!!!

Visited October 2011
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