Welcome to the Valdes Peninsula
For anyone seeking a wild and rugged coastline of dramatic cliffs, hidden bays and abundant marine life while touring Argentina; Valdes Peninsula is the place to find it. The reason is that, in addition to the nesting shorebirds and Sea Lions which populate the area almost year-round, if visiting the Valdes Peninsula between June and December you’ll also be treated to some of the best Whale watching opportunities in all South America. And, from September to March, large colonies of Magellan Penguins too, making this coastal region a favorite among both wildlife enthusiast and those in search a truly once-in-a-lifetime Argentinian experience.
Explore the Valdes Peninsula
The highlights of Argentina’s Valdes Peninsula are undoubtedly the wildlife opportunities on offer here, at various points of the year, as well as its windswept walks, coastal pathways and viewpoints, of course. The best way to discover the riches of marine life which inhabit this area is by boat. Species to spot on the various tours available include Southern Right Whales, Orca, Sea Lions, Dolphins, Magellan Penguins, and Cormorants hovering overhead, either out at sea or hugging the Atlantic Ocean coastline itself. What’s more, is that with a love of the great outdoors, kayaking, hiking and an estancia culture throughout the region; the Valdes Peninsula is a great choice for active types and families alike.
A once-in-a-lifetime experience available on the east coast of Argentina, Whale watching in the Valdes Peninsula between June and December will leave you in awe.
These ever-popular creatures can be seen in abundance during wildlife walks and boat tours, predominantly from September to March.
Hit the high seas with a boat tour while in the Valdes Peninsula; glass bottom boats and sea-worthy vessels make for the best marine life spotting opportunities.
There are plenty of hiking routes available throughout the Valdes Peninsula, making it a great spot in Argentina for walking in search of native flora and fauna.
Ranch life is big here, so in addition to all the wildlife watching you’ll catch a glimpse of local culture too.
When all the action is over, the boat tours are done and appetites have been earned, sit back and watch a Valdes Peninsula sunset, some of the most scenic in Patagonia.