Playa El Doradillo, Puerto Madryn

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Must see · Beach · Nature / Park
Catch a glimpse of majestic southern right whales in the wild at Playa El Doradillo. Due to its particular geography, the otherwise unspectacular beach represents one of the few places in South America where you can regularly see these huge whales from land. In fact, the creatures often come within a few meters of the shore, presenting an excellent opportunity to take some memorable photographs. You'll need a bit of luck, though--if conditions aren't right, the whales might not make an appearance. Take a look at our Puerto Madryn online travel route planner to schedule your visit to Playa El Doradillo and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Puerto Madryn is a really special place for me. It is a beautiful city where you can go in summer or in winter and you’ll have interesting things to do. In summer you can enjoy the beach and go to...  more »
  • We took a drive to stop off and get some beautiful coastline views. Unfortunately no whales spotted but that’s just the luck of the draw. Even better it is free and not too far to drive from Puerto.....  more »
  • Great place for whale watching, you will need a car ride, but its worth... in whale season you will see whales from the beach
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