Puerto Madryn, Argentina
Ranked #8 in Argentina tourism
Puerto Madryn is a fast-developing city in Patagonian province of Chubut, Argentina. It is not only an important port and financial center but also a popular tourism object since you can find many excellent resorts, beaches and a rich nature. The peninsula is popular among those who like being active outdoors, especially if fond of trekking and cycling.
The city has an interesting historical background as it was established by the Welsh who came here to finally live in an independence of the British. First Welsh colonists arrived in Puerto Madryn in 1865 and named it after Baron Madryn of Wales. The Welsh heritage can be seen nowadays in the street names of the city.
Puerto Madryn Attractions
Puerto Madryn is where Peninsula Valdes begins. It is a significant natural reserve, recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. In Puerto Valdes, you can meet numerous bird and marine species, such as oystercatchers, flamingos, sea elephants, sea lions, rheas and many others.
Those who are interested in the scientific side of the local nature can visit some of the museums of Puerto Madryn. In the Ecocentro you will receive the information about the marine ecosystems, but for taking a look at some ancient animal and plant fossils, go to the Oceanographic and Natural Sciences Museum or Egidio Feruglio Paleontological Museum.
The city is great for opportunity to have nice calm evenings by the seaside. You can take a walk by the shore, or have a meal in one of the restaurants located in the seaside boulevard. Of course, you can also have a swim as the water and beaches are very suitable for the swimmers.
If you want to enjoy the panorama of the city simply go up the promontory all the way to the Tehuelche monument that is dedicated to the native Indians, who used to stand there looking at the newcomers just like the monument does today.
In Puerto Madryn, you will definitely sense the potential this city holds. Even as an important trading center, it remains nice and welcoming towards its visitors.