We start from the Monument to the Welsh Gesta built to mark the centenary of the founding of our city and began to walk south towards Avenida Roca, until you reach the coastal Boulevard Almirante Guillermo Brown the residential area of the city until arriving at the Punta Cuevas: where there are still ruins site of the first Welsh settlement in the area. These caves recognized as a historic site dating from 1865 and they are considered the first homes of Puerto Madryn and one of the oldest in the entire Patagonia. There also is the namesake exhibition center, objects where the settlers are exposed and can know the history of the two cultures: Indigenous - Welsh A few meters we reach the viewpoint where the monument to the Indian Tehuelche, from here we can enjoy a panoramic view of the city, beaches, industrial and fishing parks north and in the opposite direction discover the Ecocenter: scientific and cultural enterprise dedicated to promoting and disseminating knowledge and protection of the sea). We continue the journey along the coast and discovering, among other, Parana Beach, in which the remains of the sinking of the vessel Le Folies be seen, venue for diving and spearfishing until you reach Punta Loma Wildlife Reserve: only permanent colony of sea lions hair. Unlike loberías Valdes Peninsula that are breeding or winter. It has medium height cliffs that fall over the sea and extensive beaches of gravel. In a canyon it is emplaced a viewpoint where we can observe the activity dominates the colony according to the season (formación de los harenes, matings and births) In November the breeding season begins, and it is when the males will fight to form their harem and mate. In the month of December and the end of January are born hatchlings. In this colony is also a colony of cormorants that make their nests on the walls of clay and South American terns, among other marine and terrestrial birds. In the steppe part of the reserve you can also see typical animals like guanacos, choiques, maras, foxes and armadillos. The return along the same path.
: All year Departures
: Regular Duration
: total of 3 hs. approximately
Closing hour: According tides (visit the reservation schedule to ensure low tide watching sea lions, the tide schedule changes from one day to another) Minimum passenger
: 3 people not included
- Enter the reserve:
- comidas no especificadas
- Personal expenses.
- transfers: It seeks to / passengers where they are staying.
- guides: Spanish English Portuguese. (Ask for other languages in private service)
The reserve is visiting low tide schedule to ensure Watching sea lions, the tide schedule changes from one day to another.
*It does not include time to visit cultural and educational centers mentioned in the tour. ** It does not include waiting time at the museum ecocentro, for those who want to visit must do so at the end of the route, must return self.
- Comfortable shoes.
- Photographic equipment.
- sunscreen and hat.