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Playa El Doradillo

Route 42 Km 18 North, Puerto Madryn, Argentina
+54 9 280 467-6233
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Whales at easy reach!

Not far from Puerto Madryn city this beach is the best whale watching place besides Puerto... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Buenos Aires
Best beach in Madryn

From all beaches seen in the area, i would say this is the best one. Although no facilities, and... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2017
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Route 42 Km 18 North, Puerto Madryn, Argentina
+54 9 280 467-6233

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not far from Puerto Madryn city this beach is the best whale watching place besides Puerto Pirámides in the peninsula. You will watch whales as close as 50 feet (15 meters) away from the shore. A must see half day trip.

Thank sdnunez
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

From all beaches seen in the area, i would say this is the best one. Although no facilities, and you have to drive 20 to 30 minutes to get there, the beach is extense, does not have too much people, and the water is calm...More

Thank AriKir
Reviewed 8 February 2017

One of the world most pristine reserves. Visit the visitor center,Than the protected bay ofCaleta Valdes, home to many marine creatures, and sea birds,Puerto Pradez with Sea Lions, and penguin shelter

1  Thank airport2015
Reviewed 19 November 2016

A scenic trip thru unpaved roads, awesome nature scenics full of wild animals like sea lions.. don't expect to see whales all the year, they come in spring

Thank DarkAngel_ba
Reviewed 3 November 2016

This is an amazing opportunity to see (Southern Right) whales really close up. At the start of our ("sunset journey") we were quickly kitted up (life jackets) before going to the boat. As we headed out we passed sea lions on a nearby headland and...More

2  Thank JG_LGC
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

For those traveling on a budget or those who simply don't fancy the idea of the boat ride to go whale watching, the Doradillo beach is an excellent choice. Only a ten minute drive from town, you can watch the whales from the beach really...More

1  Thank Martin N
Reviewed 5 October 2016

The best time to visit is from late September to early October during whale season and when the tide is high and that is the best time to visit is free. You can also see them embarking on Puerto Pyramid and navigate with them, this...More

Thank consuelo418
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

It is known as el doradillo, but it is a set of different 'bajadas' (entrances). Look for the last one, a beach of stones. At high tide, you can see whales at 20 meters...you can be told about it...watch pictures... but being there is undescribable!

1  Thank Gabo M
Reviewed 9 August 2016

I worked as a volunteer in El Doradillo for two weeks and I simply couldn't get used to seeing whales jumping right in front of me, so close to the beach, all the time. The best time to visit is during whale season and when...More

2  Thank Marília A
Reviewed 27 July 2016

This municipal reserve is undoubtedly the best place on the whole planet to watch whales - and I´ve done it a lot all around in the last 38 years! Just get there from June to September (later on whales seem to move further down the...More

2  Thank JTPalazzoJr
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15 January 2017|
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Response from DarkAngel_ba | Reviewed this property |
the best option is to rent a car, but you can hire a 'remis' (like a cab or uber service) to take you there..
2 January 2015|
Response from Sebastián P | Reviewed this property |
It's a bad time to make whale watching . Ideally Seri September-October . But exsiten other attractions , Point Tobo is an amazing penguin colony !
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