Whales, Orcas and other wildlife at Península Valdés
Whale watching in Argentina can be best done on the Atlantic Ocean near the Valdés peninsula. In this region, a very varied wildl life manifests itself, including penguins, seals, sea lions, whales and elephant seals.
The Valdés peninsula has been declared a World Heritage Fauna Reserve by UNESCO. The peninsula is known for being one of the best places in the world to spot whales. Here the whales come very close to the Argentinian coast. Península Valdés is located about 80 kilometers from the city of Puerto Madryn. The only town on Península Valdes is Puerto Pirámides. The place owes its name to the pyramid-shaped rocks around the bay where Puerto Pirámides is located. The roads on Península Valdés (about 400 km) are largely unpaved. The shape of Península Valdes, with its many sheltered bays and coves in combination with the waters rich in nutrients, makes all kinds of marine animals choose the calm waters as a breeding ground.
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