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Peninsula Valdes

Whales, Sea Lions and Comic Colonies of Penguins

It is the marine life which is Valdes Peninsula’s attraction. The offshore waters are warm, which is what draws the orca and Southern right whale. From May to December they come here to mate and give birth, and you may even spot them intentionally beaching themselves on the coast in order to catch sea lion and other such tasty snacks.

The peninsula is an excellent area for bird watching. The flightless rhea - which looks akin to an ostrich - stalks the reserve, and more than 180 bird species have been recorded here. Many of them are migratory. Birders’ favourites typically include the Antarctic pigeon and at Punta Tombo we can take you walking among the thousands of comic magellanic penguins.
 
There’s a single town in Peninsula Valdes, Puerto Pirámides. Founded in the 1800s to exploit the nearby salt pans, today it’s one of the world’s premier destinations for whale watching. We’ll arrange your stay at a boutique property such as Estancia Rincon Chico which we love for its quirky style and unbeatable location.
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Estancia Rincon Chico
On Argentina’s Valdez Peninsula, southern elephant seal and south American sea lion have colonised the beaches. Staying at Estancia Rincon Chico, which is within a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve, you can see them from the hiking and mountain biking trails.